Maintaining Your Napleton Northlake Ram 1500

Maintaining Your  Northlake Ram 1500.

An absolute workhorse, your  Northlake Ram 1500 is one of the best there is. Legendary is the only way to describe it, whether you own the Standard, Quad-Cab or Crew Cab. We know Ram owners like to play as hard as they work. With an outline of basic maintenance jobs, your Ram will provide years of service. We've outlined just a few of them below:
 
Many Flavors: Regardless of which version you have, they all deserve the same level of respect. Part of that comes from properly maintaining your Ram 1500 for the long haul. Power choices include a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8. Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Ram 1500's Owner's Manual offers a road map of your new truck's service needs.



Oil and Filters: The Oil is what holds everything together, so to speak, in your new Napleton Northlake Ram 1500. Regardless of which engine you have under the hood, Motor Oil is one place where scrimping just doesn't pay off. By using high-grade Mopar-Approved Conventional or Synthetic Motor Oil you will be helping your Ram 1500 to perform at the top of its game. As described in your Ram 1500 Owner's Manual, your vehicle is equipped with an Oil Change Indicator System which alerts you when you should change the oil and filter. And it's a smart system, too! Sensors can monitor the work load your Ram is being subjected to and suggest an oil change sooner, rather than later. That could be in as few as 3,500- or as many as 7,500 miles. Change it more frequently if you do a lot of towing or subject it to extreme duty. At the outside extreme, your owner's manual and your  Dodge Service Advisor both recommend intervals not to exceed 10,000 miles or 12 months. In other words, change it once a year at worst.


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Rotors, Pads, Etc.: They aren't sexy like seat belts or airbags but Brake Pads and Rotors are two of the most important pieces of safety kit on your Ram 1500 truck. Squeezing against the rotors, brake pads bring the Ram 1500 to a stop each and every time. Each and every time until they wear out, that is. They may last longer, or in the case of a heavy braking foot, shorter than normal, but as with all things automotive, your mileage may vary. Your Napleton Northlake Ram Service Advisor will be happy to inspect the pads and rotors.



Fluids: Brake fluid, Transmission fluid, Wiper fluid, Power Steering fluid, Coolant and Oil are all essential for the long life of your Ram 1500 truck. In short, they control the operation of nearly everything inside your Northlake Ram 1500. Eventually they get used up, evaporate, lose their effectiveness, or less likely, but still a possibility, become contaminated. That's why a periodic check on your 1500's fluid levels once a month, and definitely before that big family road trip, are musts. Staying on top of these vital necessities will make sure your Napleton Ram 1500 is always road-ready. Your Napleton Ram Service Department technicians will be happy to top off the fluids as necessary, even between oil changes. Call Napleton Northlake for an appointment today.

Transmission Maintenance: Your Ram 1500 is equipped with a modern- and sealed automatic transmission: There is really not a lot of maintenance to perform on it. Still, your owner's manual recommends changing the transmission fluid every 120,000 miles or so. If you subject your Ram 1500 to more strenuous work, consider changing it every 60,000 mile, instead. It your Ram is transfer case-equipped, consider changing the transfer case fluid with that same schedule: 60,000 miles for severe usage, 120,000 for standard usage. With this attention to detail, the gearbox of your Ram will offer years of service and trouble-free driving pleasure. For more information check with your Ram's Owner's Manual and your Northlake Ram service advisor.



Filtration: Your Northlake Ram 1500 is equipped with a Mopar-approved air filter to grab dirt and debris before it has a chance to enter your engine. Like an old toothbrush, the air filter will eventually wear out, losing its effectiveness at approximately 30,000 miles or so. At this point, it needs to be replaced. If your Ram truck spends time in dry, arid, dusty regions, your Ram's filter will need to be changed sooner. Your Northlake Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Service Department will stock the correct filter for all Rams.


Windshield Wipers: Vision is all-important, even through the windshield of your Ram 1500 truck. That's why fresh wipers are critical to the proper operation of your investment. Robust trucks like the Ram 1500 will likely be found in the heat, the cold and nearly everything in between. But during all that time, the wipers could become hard from heat, brittle from the cool, and just plain worn out. Your Napleton Northlake CDJR service department will stock the proper wipers for your Ram 1500 so you can be on your way in no time. A Napleton Pro Tip: When the wipers streak, spots or squeak, that's a good indication it's time for replacement.

Spark Plugs: Your Napleton Northlake Ram 1500 is equipped with long-life spark plugs, but that doesn't mean they may never need replacing. They are generally reliable with little in the way of failure occurring, but just to be safe, your Ram Owner's Manual says they should be replaced every 100,000 miles or so. Your Napleton Northlake Ram Service Department can offer Mopar-Approved replacement plugs if needed. Your Ram Truck Owner's Manual and Napleton Northlake CDJR Service Advisor can offer more extensive details.



All-Wheel-Alignment: If you find your Ram 1500 leaning right or left while supposedly being driven in a straight line, chances are good that your Ram truck is in need of an alignment. If it dives left or right while braking, it definitely needs one! In addition to the annoying pull in either direction, it can contribute to premature tire wear. Properly aligned, your Ram Truck should get equal tire wear at all four corners. Consult your owner's manual and your Napleton Northlake Service Advisor for more information. 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 1500.

Finally: It's on our bestseller's list! That's right! The Ram 1500 Owner's Manual offers plenty of compelling reading for owners of the Ram 1500 Pickup truck. It also has all the details of how to get the most out of your Ram truck. Your Napleton Northlake Ram Dodge Chrysler and Jeep service advisors are eager to offer you professional service that will keep your Napleton Ram 1500 running like new. Call for more information today.

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