Maintaining Your Ram ProMaster Cargo Van

 Maintaining Your  Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van

Your new  Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is a tool for the city. With great cargo and payload capacity, it can serve as a moving van, a technician's truck and nearly everything in between. With its tight turning radius, it's clear that it is destined for quite a hard life, running in tight quarters, narrow city streets and so on. Otherwise you might not have bought it in the first place! A front wheel drive full-sized van, But it does require some care and maintenance in order to keep it running at peak performance. Here are a few tips on the proper maintenance of your new Ram ProMaster Cargo Van.

Two Engines, Many Trucks: Each ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is essentially a blank canvas ready for an artist to configure it as needed. Regardless of which configuration of ProMaster you buy, all Ram ProMaster vehicles are powered by a choice of FCA's famous 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline four-cylinder engine with 174-horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Your ProMaster is riding on a 118-, 136-, or 159-inch wheel base that is suited to many different needs. The gas engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels, which makes for tight corner carving in a city center and extra cargo space in the truck's cargo space. Your new Northlake 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 Northlake Ram Service Advisor.


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Oil and Filters: Oil and Oil Filters are facts of life when it comes to the maintenance of your  Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van. With your Ram ProMaster likely being used for heavy haulage, driving long distances, with a decent amount of idling while making deliveries, it needs an oil that won't quit under pressure. Your  Northlake Ram ProMaster owner's manual recommends a high quality Mopar-Approved Conventional or Synthetic Motor Oil and Oil Filter. Your ProMaster is equipped with an Automatic Oil Change Indicator System which alerts you with the phrase "Oil Change Required" when it's time for a change. But wait, there's more! The Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van, when equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, is capable of operating up to 10,000 miles between oil changes, or 12 months, whichever occurs first. The service advisors at Northlake Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep will be happy to provide you with more information.


  Fluids And Other Things: Motor Oil, isn't the only must-have inside your ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van. There are others too, including Brake Fluid, Power Steering Fluid, Transmission Fluid, Wiper Fluid, Coolant, and others. All are there to make sure your ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is operating at peak efficiency for many years of reliable service ahead. Every now and then, they'll need topping off. Your Northlake Ram Commercial Service Advisor will be happy to assist you with all your ProMaster needs.



Filtration: As hard as your new Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van works for you, you would probably agree that it deserves the best air filter available to prevent dirt and debris from entering inside. Needing to breathe freely, it's always a good idea to consult with your Northlake Ram Commercial Service advisor on which is the proper Mopar-Approved air filter for your vehicle.  These filters are effective for approximately three years or 30,000 miles. But don't worry! Your Northlake Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep Service Department will stock the correct filter for all your Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van needs.

Brake Pads, Rotors and More: Brakes Pads and Rotors are critical parts responsible for safely stopping your  Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Vans. The Brembo-supplied brake pads should be inspected every time you have your oil changed, so you are guaranteed they are there when you need them. (What a concept!) At the same time, have your Service Technician inspect the parking brake functions as well. Furthermore, and since we are all friends here and you know this already, aggressive driving tactics have a tendency to wear brake pads down faster than would normally happen.  As always, your mileage may vary. Contact your Northlake Ram Commercial Service Advisor, who will be happy to inspect the pads, linings, rotors and more during your next oil change.

Transmission Maintenance:  Your Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is equipped with a sealed six-speed transmission unit that should have its transmission fluid and filter changed out once every 60,000 miles. If your Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is used in a higher stress environment, it should be undertaken more frequently. Periodically inspect the A/T fluid to insure it is at the proper level. Once a month should be fine. Check with your Northlake Ram Commercial Service Advisor for further information. Your Northlake Ram Commercial's Owner's Manual is also the perfect source for more information.

Windshield Wipers: As specialized as your Ram Commercial Cargo Van is, the windshield wipers are still subject to wearing out thanks to heat, cold, dryness and brittleness, that prevents them from doing their proper work. All of these factors contribute to shortening the useful life of the wiper blades. For best results, replace them with a new pair of Mopar-Approved Wiper Blades every six months. Your Northlake Ram Commercial service department stocks the proper wipers for your Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van. A Napleton Pro Tip: When the wipers streak, spot, squeak, or just don't work, that's a good indication it's time for replacement.

Spark Plugs: If your Ram Commercial Cargo Van is powered by the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine, it will be equipped with long-life (100,000-mile) spark plugs. Carefree in their nature, they require no servicing until that time. Your Northlake Ram Commercial Service Department can offer Mopar-Approved replacement plugs if needed. If the 3.0-liter inline four-cylinder Turbodiesel, is in your Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van, then spark plugs are not yours to worry about. Consult your Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van's Owner's Manual or your  Northlake Ram Commercial Service Advisor for more details.

All-Wheel-Alignment: If you find after hitting some hard bumps and curbs that your Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van is drifting left or right, that's a sign that it's time for an alignment. With industrial back streets and a struggling infrastructure across America, it's easier than ever to hit a pot hole or speed bump and find you have knocked your Ram Commercial out of alignment. We recommend a realignment at your earliest convenience so to prevent premature tire wear which turns out to be one of the by-products of poor front end alignment. Properly aligned, your Northlake Ram ProMaster Commercial Cargo Van 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. Follow the rotation diagrams as shown in your ProMaster Owner's Manual and consult with your Northlake Ram Commercial Service Advisor for more information.

Once a month list: Here at your Northlake Ram Commercial dealership, we have a once a month checklist that helps to insure peak performance from your Ram Commercial Cargo Van. The ProMaster's Owner's Manual suggests checking engine oil levels, the tire pressure and to check for excessive tire wear. A quick inspection of the windshield washer fluid level, coolant, and brake master cylinder fluid levels, as well as all interior and exterior lights will insure you are ready for a big road trip, or just a regular day of work. Questions? The service professionals at Northlake Ram Chrysler Jeep Dodge will be happy to help you further.

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