Oil Changes for 2012 Ram 2500

2012 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ram 2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2012 Ram 2500 Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ram 2500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 2500’s oil should be changed according to Ram’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Ram-recommended oil change intervals, your 2500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ram if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ram 2500. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Ram 2500 Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ram 2500. Ram has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2012 2500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 2500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ram? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Ram 2500, refer to Ram's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ram 2500

The next time your Ram 2500 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ram 2500s. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ram 2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 2500’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2012 Ram 2500

  • What can low oil do to my Ram 2500 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Ram 2500 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ram oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ram exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ram 2500

Help your 2012 Ram 2500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.