Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

Your Ram 2500 should run properly for years after you buy it. To make sure it stays in excellent shape, follow your vehicle's maintenance schedule. Routine inspection of parts and changing your oil lessens the risk of major problems with your car in the future. Keeping your truck in peak condition helps keep you and your family safe on the roads.

Trusted Auto Shops

Finding an auto shop or dealership that is trustworthy and knowledgeable about Ram vehicles is important to extending the life of your truck. Visit the service center at Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, the best Ram dealer in the Sioux Falls, Belle Fourche and Rapid City areas. Our highly-skilled technicians will follow the maintenance schedule to the letter and properly fix any issues they might find. Call for a maintenance appointment today. We can quickly fit you in our schedule and have you back on the road in no time.

Maintenance Schedule

The Ram 2500 maintenance schedule is based on mileage and timespan, whichever comes first with your vehicle. Inspect certain parts sooner if you use the Ram for off-roads driving or frequent towing.

  • 8,000 miles/6 months: Time to change the oil and oil filter. Do so every additional 8,000 miles. Rotate your tires, sooner if you see some wear and tear. Tire rotation should also be done for every additional 8,000 miles.
  • 16,000 miles/1 year: Do the above. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, especially with off-road driving. Replace if necessary. Lube the front drive shaft fitting (4X4 only). Inspect exhaust system (done every additional 16,000 miles). Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks. Replace if needed.
  • 24,000 miles/18 months: A thorough brake inspection including brake linings and CV joints is needed. Inspect the front and rear axle fluids are and replace if needed or if you frequently drive off-road.
     
  • 32,000 miles/2 years: Change the engine air cleaner filter. Replace spark plugs in both the 3.7L and 5.7L engines. Adjust the parking brake if your car has four-wheel disc brakes. Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals and replace if necessary.
  • 40,000 miles/30 months: Perform brake and brake linings inspections again. The transfer fluid case and motor mounts should be checked and replaced if needed. 
  • 48,000 miles/3 years: Repeat the above inspections. Again inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks, leaks and other damage and replace if needed.
  • 64,000 miles/4 years: Replace the engine cleaner filter, ignition cables for 3.7L engines, and spark plugs for 3.7L and 5.7 engines. Change your automatic transmission fluid and transfer case fluid if you use your vehicle for police, taxi or towing purposes.
  • 72,000 miles/54 months: Replace the brakes and belts if necessary based on visual inspection.
  • 104,000-120,000 miles/78-90 months: The transmission fluid, coolant, differential fluid, spark plugs and timing belt should be replaced. Inspect the following for wear and tear: tires, brake pads, engine mount and front suspension. The transfer fluid case must be changed.
  • 144,000 miles/9 years: Inspect brakes again as well as CV joints and the exhaust system. If after inspection, the front and rear axle fluids need changing, do so again, especially if using your vehicle for police, taxi or towing purposes.

Visit Your Ram Dealer

By following the 2018 Ram 2500 maintenance schedule, your car should run properly for a long time. If you make your home in the areas of Rapid City, Sioux Falls or Belle Fourche, come to Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT for all your maintenance needs. Go online or contact us for an appointment today. 

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