Oil Changes for 2016 Ram 2500

2016 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Ram 2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2016 Ram 2500 Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2016 Ram 2500? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2016 2500’s oil should be changed according to Ram’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your 2500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ram recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ram 2500?

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 ideal engine oil for your 2016 2500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 2500’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 2500 by considering your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Ram? We carry the best because your 2500 deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ram 2500 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2016 Ram 2500, defer to Ram's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ram 2500

When it's time for a 2016 Ram 2500 oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 2500’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Ram 2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 2500 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 2016 Ram 2500

  • Should I check my Ram 2500 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Ram 2500 engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Ram 2500 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ram 2500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Ram 2500 Oil Changed

Help your 2016 2500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!