Oil Changes for 2017 Ram 3500

2017 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Ram 3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2017 Ram 3500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ram 3500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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.”

Ram recommends changing your 2017 3500’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 3500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ram recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 2017 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 2017 3500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 3500’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 3500 by taking into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 3500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2017 Ram 3500, defer to Ram's recommendations.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ram 3500

When the time for your 3500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 3500’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2017 3500 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your 3500’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[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.

2017 Ram 3500 Oil Change Q&A

  • What can low oil do to my Ram 3500 engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and eventually lead to Ram 3500 engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ram oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. 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 help your car perform 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ram 3500

Help your 2017 3500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!