2011 Ram 3500 Scheduled Maintenance

2011 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Ram 3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Your Guide to 2011 Ram 3500 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Ram 3500, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 3500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 3500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2011 Ram 3500!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ram themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 3500 running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2011 Ram 3500 problems.

Overview of Essential Ram 3500 Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2011 Ram 3500 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 3500's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2011 Ram 3500 be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 3500 may need a replacement battery sooner. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Ram 3500 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 3500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ram 3500 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2011 Ram 3500 running newer, longer. See Ram's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 2011 3500 in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2011 Ram 3500.

Routine upkeep for your Ram 3500 suspension and steering system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Ram 3500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Ram 3500's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Ram 3500 maintenance, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Ram 3500 engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Need a new Ram 3500 radiator? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2011 Ram 3500 maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Questions About 2011 Ram 3500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2011 Ram 3500. Get answers to common Ram 3500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ram 3500? You know your Ram 3500 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ram 3500? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ram 3500? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  •  Why are my Ram dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Ram 3500 in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Ram 3500

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ram 3500 maintenance appointment today.