Maintaining Your Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van

Your new Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Cargo Van can be many things to many people. It offers great payload and cargo hauling abilities, and can be the perfect technician's van, moving van, people mover and nearly everything in between. Tight corner cutting is done with ease as the ProMaster features a tight turning radius perfect for dealing with tight quarters, narrow streets and delivery life. It's the perfect full-sized, front wheel drive van, but it does have some needs that will help keep it running at peak performance. Here are a few tips on the proper maintenance of your new Ram ProMaster Low Roof.

A Blank Canvas: Each Ram ProMaster Low Roof is essentially a blank canvas ready for an artist to illustrate it as required. Ram ProMaster vans can be ordered with a choice of the FCA brand's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.  If you like the grunt of a diesel engine, take a look at Ram's 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline four-cylinder engine with 174-horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Low Roof Ram ProMaster can be ordered to ride on a 118-, 136-, or 159-inch wheelbase platform that is well-suited to many different needs. The gasoline engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive configuration, which makes for tight corner carving in a city center. That setup helps to maximize the cargo area in the van's rear. Your new Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Owner's Manual offers many directions, tips and hints on the care and feeding of your new Ram truck. For further details please contact your Mid Rivers Ram Service Advisor.

Oil and Filters: Oil and Oil Filters are two of the most important items needed to insure a long life of experiences from your Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van. While you would likely use your Ram ProMaster for driving long distances, and some medium-to-heavy haulage, with a fairly high idle time while making deliveries, it needs an oil that won't quit under pressure. Your  Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster owner's manual suggests a high-quality Mopar-Approved Conventional or Synthetic Motor Oil and Filter that won't break down when the going gets tougher. Your ProMaster is also a "smart truck." Equipped with an Automatic Oil Change Indicator System, it alerts you when it's time for a change, with the phrase "Oil Change Required," on the dashboard gauge binnacle. As we said it's a smart truck, so it's sensor can tell what kind of driving the Ram has been subjected to. That could be as soon as 3,500-miles or as long as 7,500 in other situations. Severe duty, like mountainous driving, could have the oil system saying that it's time for a change as soon as 4,000-miles. Still, it's possible that we forget. Regardless, your Ram ProMaster's Owner's Manual suggests in a worst-case scenario, not to let it go beyond 10,000-miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. The service advisors at you Ram ProMaster Service Department be happy to see and advise you.

Filtration: Imagine trying to breath through a woolen sweater. That's probably what it feels like when you are operating your Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van with a dirty air filter. Designed to trap dust and debris from getting inside your Ram ProMaster's engine, it eventually becomes "full" and needs replacement. With a need to breathe freely, it's always a good idea to consult your Mid Rivers Ram Commercial Service advisor. He will stock all the filters necessary for the correct Mopar-Approved air filter for your vehicle. Effective for approximately three years or 30,000 miles, have your Service Technician keep an eye on it, checking it whenever you are in for an oil change.

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Brake Pads, Rotors, Linings and More: Brakes Pads and Rotors are critically responsible for the safety and stopping power of your Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van. Make it a point of asking the Mid Rivers service technician to please inspect them every time you bring your truck in for an oil and filter change. As an added backstop, ask the service technician or service advisor to inspect the parking brake functions as well. One more reminder which we are sure you know already is that aggressive driving tactics tend to wear brake pads down much faster than would normally happen.  Of course, your mileage may vary. Your Mid Rivers Service Advisor, will be happy to inspect the pads, rotors and more during your next oil change.

Fluids and Other Things: It's not just a "cast of one" inside your Ram ProMaster Cargo Van. In addition to motor oil, your ProMaster is sporting a wide variety of other fluids crucial to its successful daily operation. They include Power Steering Fluid, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Wiper Fluid, Coolant, and others. All are tasked with the job of making sure your ProMaster Cargo Van is operating at peak efficiency for many years of reliable service. Every now and then, you'll find they'll need topping off. Your Mid Rivers Ram Commercial Service Advisor will be happy to assist you with all your ProMaster needs.

Transmission Maintenance:  Your Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van is equipped with a precision sealed nine-speed automatic transmission unit that should be good for the life of the vehicle. A monthly check of the automatic transmission fluid will insure it's at its proper level. Once a month should be fine. If your put your ProMaster through a more strenuous routine check with your Mid Rivers Service Advisor for further information on a revised maintenance schedule. Your Ram ProMaster Owner's Manual is also the perfect source for more information.



Windshield Wipers: Stop and go traffic, hot city driving, brittle cold and other extreme factors will do their part to cut a windshield wiper's durability and life expectancy. After they become brittle, broken, harder, worn down, cracked or otherwise destroyed, you will be left up the creek should you face a torrential downpour or worse. That's why we say don't leave anything to chance, and change your wiper blades every six months or so. The Mid Rivers ProMaster service department will stock the proper wipers for your Ram ProMaster so that you can get back on the road in no time, 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: Your 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is equipped with spark plugs that are rated for a 100,000 mile lifespan. Virtually care-free, they require no service during that time period. Your Mid Rivers Ram Service Department can offer Mopar-Approved replacement plugs if needed. Batteries will typically last about three years, depending on the region you live in. Heat typically wears down the overall life expectancy of your battery, while cold air will curtail its peak starting power. And we can't say it enough: Depending on conditions, temperatures, humidity and so forth, your mileage may vary. Your Ram ProMaster Owner's Manual and Mid Rivers Service Advisor can also offer more extensive details.

All-Wheel-Alignment: With proper inflation, your Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van should find itself going straight as an arrow down the highway. If not, it's probably because it needs an alignment job. But what if you find yourself drifting left or right when you really wanted to drive straight? That's a clear sign an alignment may be in order. The same behavior while braking is another clear sign. Such behavior, in addition to its annoyance, also leads to accelerated tire wear. Properly aligned, your Northlake Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van should get equal tire wear at all four corners. A Napleton Pro Tip: Always rotate and balance your tires before the alignment. That way, tire wear should equalize at all four corners of your ProMaster. Finally, consult your owner's manual and your Mid Rivers Service Advisor for more information.

Monthly to-do List: Having a monthly to-do list will keep your Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster Low Roof Cargo Van in top shape for continuous service on the road. Your Ram ProMaster owner's manual suggests checking the engine oil level, the tire pressure, the windshield washer fluid level, and for excessive tire wear. A monthly inspection of brake master cylinder fluid levels, and coolant, as well as all interior and exterior lights will insure you are ready for a big road trip, or just a normal day's work. If after consulting your Owner's Manual and you still have questions, the service professionals at Mid Rivers Ram ProMaster will be happy to help you further.