2012 Ram 3500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Ram 3500

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it might be time to change your ways, particularly if you want to keep your 2012 Ram 3500 in tip-top shape. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 3500’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Ram, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 3500’s engine running smoother, longer.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Ram 3500

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Ram 3500 engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your 3500's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. The third tune-up option is a fuel system cleaning service, which is a three-step process that removes varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits on your 3500's fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 3500 can determine what kind of service it needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My Ram 3500 Tune-Up?

If you’re looking for 2012 3500 engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Ram, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2012 Ram 3500s

  • When should Ram 3500 spark plugs be replaced? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Ram 3500 mean? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 3500 engine? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

2012 Ram 3500 Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Ram 3500 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

2012 Ram 3500 Repair

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Schedule Your Ram 3500 Tune-Up Service Appointment

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your 3500 and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.