Three Resolutions for Your Ram Truck in 2014

2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty

Earlier here at RamZone, we suggested a New Year’s resolution to improve our driving habits in the interest of better fuel economy. As long as we’re at it, here are three more ways we can resolve to be good owners to our Ram Trucks in 2014.

Regular Oil Changes: Current-model Rams are equipped with an automatic oil change indicator system to monitor and inform you when service is due. However, under severe driving conditions the light may illuminate as soon as 3,500 miles, and in no case should the oil change interval ever exceed 10,000 miles or 12 months, 8,000 miles on 2500/3500 models. Good service habits will help maintain performance and extend vehicle life—it’s a fact.

Keep Your Ram Clean: Nothing boosts pride of ownership like keeping your truck neat and clean. And regular washing saves wear and tear on the finish, allowing the paint to keep its shine longer. One quick tip: Kitchen dish detergent is NOT a good choice. It can attack the paint’s polymers and will strip off any wax. Use a quality product designed for automotive finishes, for example Mopar Car Wash Concentrate. Remember: A clean truck is a happy truck.

Check Tire Pressures Often: Even if your Ram Truck is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), you still need to check your tire pressures manually on a routine basis—say, every other fuel fill-up. The recommended pressures tailored for your specific vehicle will be found on a tag inside the driver’s door. A handy rule of thumb: Tire pressure will fall one psi for every 12-degree drop in temperature (Fahrenheit). The importance of proper tire pressures cannot be overstated. Inflation has a direct effect on tire, suspension, and vehicle life, and even on the truck’s handling in an emergency situation. Take good care of your Ram Truck and your Ram Truck will take good care of you, throughout 2014 and beyond.

  • Shasha

    I also agree with this three resolutions where regular oil change which is an important one. Where now Rams are having that facility for regular oil change. For my truck regular oil change is done in Truck assist in Ontario. Thus it is really good to change the oil

  • Paco

    I just bought a 2014 RAM 2500 Cummins 4×4. Tire pressure is 60 front, 80 rear. I run empty most of the time in this new rig, so running 80 in the rear empty will ruin the tires. Why doesn’t the computer allow for a light load setting like previous models? My previous truck was a 2007 3500 Cummins dually. I’ve been around the block a few times, I’m trying to figure out how I survived all those miles hauling 15k pound trailers without the TPMS…

    • Richie Jack Batra

      i just keep it all at 60 and ignore the tpm warning

  • Bigpump

    Just use a guage and check the tires, people are getting nit picky about a monitoring system when we never had one before. I change my oil every 5k and fuel filters every 10k, its cheap why wait? ( 2013 Laramie 2500 longhorn.