Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Ram 3500

2012 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

When does Ram recommend steering and suspension service for 2012 Ram 3500s?

Is It Time For 2012 Ram 3500 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 2012 Ram 3500, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your 3500 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2012 Ram 3500, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your 3500 suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Ram 3500 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Ram 3500 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2012 Ram 3500’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2012 Ram 3500’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Ram 3500 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 2012 Ram 3500 suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 3500 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Ram's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Ram 3500? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Ram 3500 power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 3500’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Ram's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Ram 3500

When your 2012 3500’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ram will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.