RAM Maintenance Schedule | RAM Service in Boise (866)908-1636

*Below is a recommended maintenance schedule for Ram vehicles. Maintenance intervals and services may vary based on model and year. Always refer to owners manual and ask your service advisor.

Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:

  • Check engine oil level. 
  • Check windshield washer fluid level. 
  • Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on. 
  • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, and power steering (2500/3500 Models Only) and automatic transmission (six-speed only) and fill as needed.
  • Check function of all interior and exterior lights. Required Maintenance Intervals. Refer to the maintenance schedules below and your owners manual.

Oil Change Intervals
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil Change Indicator System: 

  • Change oil and filter 
  • Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns on. 
  • Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required
  • Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped with dipstick
  • Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses and park brake 
  • Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses 
  • Inspect exhaust system 
  • Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or off-road conditions
  • Lube the front drive shaft fitting (2500/3500 (4x4) models only)
†Additional oil change information below.

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20,000 miles/ 2 years (32,000 km)

  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary


30,000 miles/ 3 years (48,000 km)

  • Inspect the CV/Universal joints
  • 1500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect transfer case fluid
  • Replace engine air filter


40,000 miles/ 4 years (64,000 km)

  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary.
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary


60,000 miles/ 6 years (96,000 km)

  • Inspect the CV/Universal joints
  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 1500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary
  • Replace engine ait filter
  • Change automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only), if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
  • Inspect the transfer case fluid, change for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.

80,000 miles/ 8 years (128,000 km)

  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary


90,000 miles/ 9 years (144,000 km)

  • Inspect the CV/Universal joints
  • 1500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect transfer case fluid
  • Replace engine air filter


100,000 miles/ 10 years (160,000 km)

  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary
  • Replace spark plugs**
  • Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first
  • Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary


120,000 miles/ 12 years (192,000 km)

  • Inspect the CV/Universal joints
  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 1500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary
  • Replace engine ait filter
  • Change automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only), if using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
  • Change automatic transmission fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only).
  • Inspect the transfer case fluid, change for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
  • Change the transfer case fluid.


140,000 miles/ 14 years (224,000 km)

  • Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary
  • 2500/3500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary
  • Adjust parking brake if necessary



150,000 miles/ 15 years (240,000 km)

  • Inspect the CV/Universal joints
  • 1500 Models: Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level. If using your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing, change axle fluid.
  • Inspect transfer case fluid
  • Replace engine air filter
  • Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first


(**) The spark plug change interval is mileage based only, yearly intervals do not apply.

†Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change indicator system. The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will influence when the "Oil Change Required" message is displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km). 
1500 Models Only NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), twelve months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.
2500 - 3500 Models Only NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km), twelve months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.
Severe Duty All Models NOTE: Change Engine Oil at 4,000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle is operated in a dusty and off road environment or is operated predominantly at idle or only very low engine RPM's. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.