I like to change the oil in all my cars by myself. It is convenient because I can do it in a half an hour instead of taking time to take it to a shop, sit around for an hour or longer and then shell out a bunch of money for it.
The Dodge Ram warranty allows the owner to change their oil. However, if the vehicle or any parts were damaged while changing the oil, the warranty does not cover these.
The warranty provision protects both parties from any liabilities. For Dodge, it ensures that only qualified service personnel handle the necessary maintenance. Additionally, it provides a reason for the owner to go through the maintenance schedule at Dodge-authorized dealers and garages.
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Importance Of Changing The Engine Oil Regularly On A Dodge Ram 1500
Like all vehicles with an internal combustion engine, there is a prescribed schedule for oil and filter changes.
The engine oil cleans the engine while it runs and serves as an engine coolant and lubricant. During vehicle operations, the engine oil accumulates dirt and grime. In time, the oil becomes thick and dirty, and it can no longer efficiently lubricate and cool the engine.
When the engine runs, the oil is pumped through the filter. It cleans the oil, and regular cleaning removes the accumulated dirt.
If the oil is not changed regularly, it becomes too dirty and allows the sludge to start coating the engine components. This also clogs the filter and build up pressure in the system that can eventually result in a broken oil pump.
What Warranty Does Dodge Ram Come With?
All Dodge vehicles come with a 5-year or 60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. It covers the labor and parts needed to repair a covered powertrain component. The warranty also includes the cost of towing the vehicle to the nearest Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealer.
What Is Covered Under The Ram Powertrain Warranty?
The Dodge Ram Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the cost of parts replacement and labor costs for the repair of a covered powertrain component. The warranty is for 5 years, or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
How Often Should I Change My Oil Dodge Ram 1500?
The manufacturers recommend changing the oil and filter on the Dodge Ram 1500 every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. The oil and filter change should be every 7,500 to 10,000 miles if you use synthetic oil. For more information, read the owner’s manual regarding the maintenance schedule for the Dodge Ram 1500.
How Much Does It Cost To Change The Oil On A Dodge Ram 1500?
It costs between $121 to $136 to change the oil on a Dodge Ram 1500. Oil change labor costs between $33 and $41, and the parts cost between $89 and $95.
The Pentastar V6 or the HEMI V8 engine powers the Dodge Ram 1500. The Pentastar uses up to six quarts of oil. The HEMI engine is larger and will require up to seven quarts of oil to lubricate the engine.
Is It Much Cheaper To Change Your Oil?
If you know how to change the engine oil properly and have the necessary equipment, you can try to change the oil of your Dodge Ram 1500. You can save on the labor cost because it is a DIY job. You can also use a better oil and filter. You might spend more, but it will be a better lube job.
How Long Can A Ram 1500 Go Without An Oil Change?
You can use a Ram 1500 for an extended period without regular oil changes. However, this is not recommended, and you risk damaging the engine without regular maintenance.
You change the oil every 5,000 miles or six months with regular oil. When using synthetic oils, you can change the oil after 12,500 miles or annually. Keep the manufacturer’s recommendation according to the owner’s manual for better performance.
How Many Quarts Of Oil Does The Dodge Ram 1500 Take?
The Dodge Ram 1500 uses a Pentastar 6-cylinder or a HEMI 8-cylinder motor. Depending on the engine type, the Dodge Ram 1500 takes six to seven quarts of motor oil. The Pentastar can use up to six quarts of oil, while the bigger HEMI uses seven.
How To Reset The Oil Change Light On A Dodge Ram 1500?
After changing the motor oil and filter, reset the oil change light setting. Also called the oil change life reminder light turns on when it is time to change the oil or when it is dirty and no longer meets the quality standards required for use with the Dodge Ram 1500.
The following steps are needed to reset the oil change light on the Dodge Ram 1500 for model years 2019 to 2022.
- Turn the truck ignition ON, RUN position. Keep off the brake pedal, and do not start the engine. Push the start-stop button twice. The Dodge Ram 1500 should now be in the RUN position.
- The navigation buttons are on the left side of the steering wheel. Select the vehicle information system on display.
- On display, scroll left or right, search, and select the oil life reminder system.
- Depending on the year and model of the truck, hold down the OK button or the Right Arrow until the oil life light resets to 100% on the dash display. Once it reaches 100%, you have successfully reset the oil change reminder light.
- Turn OFF the ignition accessory button.
If the oil or the filter was not correctly changed, or the new oil is of lower quality, the oil change light may continue to be lit. Ensure that the new oil used meets the quality standards as recommended in the owner’s manual.
To ensure that resetting the oil change light works, you also have to make sure that you use the recommended quality oil.
Valik loves tinkering in the garage and is currently restoring a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 truck. He also writes about the progress on this blog. When not in the garage, Valik is also a web developer and a blogger. I know, strange, a hand in two completely different worlds. And that is the way he likes to keep it.