Maintaining Your Napleton Mid Rivers Ram 3500

Maintaining Your Mid Rivers Ram 3500.

Whether you choose to go with a four or six wheel arrangement, your new Mid Rivers Ram 3500 is still a monster. As outfitted with the standard rear wheel or dually arrangement, you are running the best of the best. But Ram 3500 ownership is not a "set it and forget it" proposition. It needs proper care to remain fit and ready for business, 24/7/365. We've put together some tips to help you take care of your investment for years to come.

Tastes Vary: The Ram 3500 is available in a wide variety of configurations ranging from Regular, Crew and Mega Cab configurations with many different beds options as well. Whether your Ram 3500 is equipped with the 5.7-liter 383-horsepower Hemi engine, the 6.4-liter 410-horsepower Hemi engine, or the big grunt of the 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel with heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission and an incredible 930 lb-ft of torque, you will be piloting a vehicle that puts the "Truck" back in Work Truck. For detailed information, please consult your Ram 3500 Owner's Manual.


Oil and Filters: As hard as your Ram 3500 will work for you, it would only be fitting that you supplied it with the highest grade of oil possible. Moving through the engine, it helps to eliminate friction and lubricate the inner workings of your Mid Rivers Ram 3500. We know that every time you take your Ram 3500 out on a job, it is a mission critical situation that can't settle for "almost." It's a situation that demands Mopar-Approved Conventional or Synthetic Motor Oil. But when is enough enough? Your Ram 3500 truck is equipped with an automatic Oil Change Indicator System to alert you when it's time to change. Internal sensors keep track of your driving habits and monitor the Ram's workload to possibly suggest you change the oil sooner than later. That could be as few as 3,500- or as many as 7,500 miles. Please check your Mid Rivers Ram Owner's Manual for more information. Regardless, your Mid Rivers service advisor suggests that under no circumstances, should the oil change interval exceed 8,000 miles, or 12 months.

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Filtration: Mopar-approved air filters are a crucial part of your Mid Rivers Ram 3500 powertrain, allowing it to breathe clearly and free from dust and debris that may be ingested while in the middle of a work day. With breathing being just as critical to its well-being as it is to ours, it's important not to scrimp. Check it during every oil change to make sure your engine is still able to get all the air it needs to breathe freely and efficiently. According to the Ram 3500 owner's manual, your filter is due for replacement at approximately 30,000 miles, but don't sweat! Your Mid Rivers Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep Service Department will stock the correct filter for all your Ram needs.

Other Fluids: Oil isn't the only critical fluid inside your Ram Truck. Brake Fluid, Wiper Fluid, Coolant, Power Steering Fluid, Transmission Fluid, are all doing their part to make sure your Ram Diesel or Conventional engine is operating at peak efficiency for many years of service. Occasionally, the fluids evaporate, or just get used up as they normally would. Contact your  Service Advisor to get your fluids topped off. They will be happy to see you!

Transmission Maintenance: Equipped with a modern and sealed automatic or manual transmission, your Ram 3500 truck will require very little in the way of regularly scheduled maintenance.  But that doesn't mean they should be neglected! Your Mid Rivers Service Advisor says to make it a habit of checking your transmission fluid every time you have an oil change, to monitor the transmission fluid level. With average use, the owner's manual suggests changing it approximately every 120,000 miles. If your Ram 3500 is regularly used in extreme situations like off-roading or driving on highways through mountainous grades, then they recommend your transmission fluid be drained and refilled as frequently as every 60,000 miles. Talk with your Mid Rivers Service Advisor or consult your Ram 3500 Owner's Manual for more details. Your transfer case-equipped Ram has more going on inside, so please consider changing the transfer case fluid with that same schedule: 60,000 miles for severe usage, 120,000 for standard usage.


Rotors, Pads and More: Pads and Rotors are expendable and critical pieces to the well-being of you and your Mid Rivers Ram 3500 truck. Whether single or dually-equipped, they control the chaos that occurs while under way, allowing you to stop your Ram when, and where you need to. Ask your service advisor to Inspect them every time you get your oil changed so you can be guaranteed they are there when you need them most. We have found that when driving in a non-aggressive manner, the brakes tend to last a bit longer. As always, your mileage may vary. Contact your Mid Rivers Ram Service Advisor, who will be happy to inspect the pads and rotors during your next oil change.


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Windshield Wipers: Vital to showing you where you want to be, the windshield wipers on your Ram 3500 are vital to keeping the view clear up ahead. The normal act of exposing them to the elements will eventually cause them to get brittle, hard, cracked, and worn down thereby threatening their functionality and life expectancy. But that's ok! Like the Doritos commercial says, "Go ahead and use them; we'll make more." Your Mid Rivers Ram service department stocks the proper wipers for your Ram 3500 for continued top performance. A Napleton Pro Tip: When the wipers streak, spots or squeak, that's a good indication it's time for replacement.

Batteries and Spark Plugs: Batteries are what gets your Mid Rivers Ram 3500 up each and every morning. But living in hot or cold situations will perhaps curtail the lifespan of that battery. We've seen them go as long as 5-years, and as little as two. Regardless, your Mid Rivers parts department has exactly what you need. The same thing goes for the spark plugs found in your Hemi-powered Mid Rivers Ram 3500 trucks. They feature long-life spark plugs that are good for 100,000 miles. Virtually care-free, they require no service during that time period. If your Ram 3500 is Diesel-equipped, fear not! The Diesel does not utilize spark plugs at all! Your Mid Rivers Ram Service Department can offer Mopar-Approved replacement plugs if needed. Your Ram Truck Owner's Manual and Mid Rivers CDJR Service Advisor can also offer more extensive details.



All-Wheel-Alignment: Does your Ram 3500 seem to have a mind of its own, driving to the left or the right while you intend on going straight? That's a good sign that your Ram 3500 might be out of alignment. It could have been caused by something like hitting a large pothole, like you would on a construction site or a curb, or a parking block in a lot. Regardless of how it happened, it's easily fixed with all-wheel-alignment at Mid Rivers CDJR. In addition to feeling that pull in either direction, it might also cause your Ram Truck tires to wear out faster than normal. Properly aligned, your Ram Truck should get equal tire wear at all four corners. A Napleton Pro Tip: Always rotate and balance your tires before settling down for an alignment. That way, tire wear should equalize at all four corners of your Ram 3500. Consult your owner's manual and your Mid Rivers Service Advisor for more information.

Finally: Fresh off the best seller's list is our Ram 3500 Owner's Manual! That's right! Regardless of your wheel configuration, your Ram 3500 manual will offer serious tips and advice for owners of the Ram 3500 Pickup truck. In addition to telling you how your Ram truck works, it offers tips that include things that will save you money in the long run. Your  Mid Rivers Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep service advisors are eager to offer you professional service that will keep your Ram 3500 running like new. Call for more information today