2018 Ram 3500 Oil Change

2018 Ram 3500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Ram 3500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2018 Ram 3500 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Ram 3500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Ram recommends having your 2018 Ram 3500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 3500 in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 3500 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ram recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. 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 2018 Ram 3500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ram has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 2018 3500. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 3500's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 3500 by taking into account your driving style, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 3500 deserves 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 example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2018 Ram 3500, defer to Ram's recommendations.

Where to Go for 2018 Ram 3500 Oil Change

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’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2018 Ram 3500s. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 3500's engine. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

2018 Ram 3500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 3500? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Ram 3500 engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it 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 buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. 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. 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, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2018 3500

Help your 2018 Ram 3500 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.