Oil Changes for 2018 Ram 2500

2018 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Ram 2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2018 Ram 2500 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2018 Ram 2500? Look no further than 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.

Ram recommends having your 2018 Ram 2500’s motor oil changed at regular 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 car, or notice an unusual amount of 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ram 2500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2018 Ram 2500?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2018 Ram 2500 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Ram has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2018 2500. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your 2500’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your 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 mileage.

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 on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Ram's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2018 Ram 2500.

Where to Go for 2018 Ram 2500 Oil Change

When the time for your 2500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 2500’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ram 2500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 2500's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[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.

2018 Ram 2500 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 2500? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your 2500’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ram 2500 oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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 2500 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Ram 2500 Oil Changed

Give your 2500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.