2012 Ram 3500 Scheduled Maintenance

2012 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ram 3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 2012 Ram 3500

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2012 Ram 3500?

Your Guide to 2012 Ram 3500 Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Ram 3500 to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 3500. But how do you know what service to get and when? It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 3500 maintenance. Just follow your 2012 Ram 3500 maintenance schedule!

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; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 3500 running for longer, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and prevent common 2012 Ram 3500 problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ram 3500

Bring your 2012 Ram 3500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 3500’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 2012 Ram 3500 be ready for a new battery? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ram 3500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ram 3500 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2012 Ram 3500's engine run smoother. To learn how often Ram recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 3500, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 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. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Ram 3500's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Ram 3500 services, 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!). We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Ram 3500’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Need a new Ram 3500 radiator? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2012 Ram 3500 maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2012 Ram 3500? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 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? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Ram 3500 need high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Ram 3500 engines.
  • Can Ram dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ram 3500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain 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.