2012 Ram C/V Oil Change

2012 Ram C/V Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2012 Ram C/V Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Ram C/V’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at 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.”

Ram recommends changing your 2012 C/V’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ram-recommended oil change intervals, your C/V may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ram if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ram C/V. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Ram C/V?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ram C/V. Ram has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 C/V. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C/V's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C/V by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your C/V engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Ram's recommendations to select the right  2012 C/V oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 proven winners. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [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 made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2012 Ram C/V, defer to Ram's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Ram C/V Oil Change

The next time your Ram C/V needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Ram C/Vs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 Ram C/Vs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your C/V's engine. 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 C/V Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram C/V? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your C/V’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Ram C/V oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ram C/V exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Ram C/V Oil Changed

Help your 2012 C/V engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!