Oil Changes for 2012 Ram 3500

2012 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 2012 Ram 3500 Engine Oil

Need more info about 2012 Ram 3500 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 3500’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 3500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ram recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ram 3500. 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 3500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Ram 3500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ram has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2012 3500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 3500’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 habits, weather and road conditions,

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ram 3500 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. There's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are proven winners. For instance, 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. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. 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 fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ram's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2012 Ram 3500.

Where Can I Get a Ram 3500 Oil Change

When it's time for a 2012 Ram 3500 oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ram vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 3500 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 3500 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.

2012 Ram 3500 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Ram 3500 engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ram 3500 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ram oil on my own? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ram 3500 exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is 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 worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ram 3500

Give your 3500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.