If you’ve invested in a pick-up truck for your business or simply because you love the look of monster trucks like the RAM 1500 Rebel or Limited, you want to make sure that your truck is reliable. Regular maintenance will keep your pick-up running smoothly, and looking good no matter what the terrain throws at it. A truck maintenance schedule should ensure that those everyday jobs are taken care of and that more comprehensive servicing isn’t missed, either.
At RAM UAE, our specialist teams are trained to work exclusively on these big American trucks and understand the demanding and sometimes punishing use our customers put their trucks through. Here are their top tips on how to keep your truck reliable, and when to book your RAM truck in for a little extra TLC at the hands of our experts.
As with all new cars in the UAE, RAM trucks have set milestones when certain checks and servicing need to take place. If you’ve bought one of the new RAM 1500 models, these are the big maintenance markers you should be aware of:
• 12-15,000km – At this point a new RAM truck will be due its first oil and oil filter change. Use this opportunity to have your tyres checked too, as well as other fluids.
• 30,000km – Time to check the brakes, tie rods and front suspension, especially if your truck does a lot of off-road or rough terrain driving
• 50,000km – Check filters including the A/C and cabin air filters, engine coolant levels brake fluid levels and transmission fluid.
Many of these maintenance checks, especially fluid checks, are also carried out during minor, interim and major services. If you have bought a new RAM truck in the UAE, it’s important to discuss your maintenance schedule with your RAM team. Not only is this vital for the smooth and safe operation of your truck, but missing scheduled services could invalidate your warranty. So, it’s important to set up alerts to be sure you don’t miss any services!
RAM trucks are built for extreme environments, so it’s important to keep a close watch on tyres and brakes, including the spare. Despite their size, RAM wheels and tyres still need attention to ensure that they comply with legal requirements (a tread depth of at least 1.6mm is required in the UAE), and that they are in good condition.
If you’re heading off-road, check that your tyre pressure settings are correct for the type of terrain you’ll be dealing with, and that there is no damage to the tyres, especially the sidewalls. A visual inspection should tell you instantly if your tyres are up to the challenges of any type of driving, whether you’re sticking to the tarmac or heading into the desert.
At RAM UAE, we know how busy you are and that sometimes, you need a maintenance check carried out quickly and professionally. That’s why we offer RAM truck customers our MOPAR® Express Lane, a fast yet thorough check that’ll get you Road Ready in just 59 minutes.
Carried out by highly trained and skilled professional technicians, this service is an easy way to make sure your RAM truck is in tip-top condition. A MOPAR® Express Lane service includes:
• Oil and Filter Change
• Brake Inspection
• Tyre Check
• Battery Check
• AC Filter Replacement
• Coolant & Fluid Level Check and Top Up
• Wiper Blades Replacement
• Electrical and Exterior Light inspection
And all in just 59 minutes from start to finish. To keep your RAM truck looking its best, you can also take out a Bronze, Silver or Gold Smart Care Plan. This lets you book in for a full valet that takes care of scratches and chips as well as small dent repair using SMART repair techniques that fix small dents without the need for respraying or painting. If your operation relies on your RAM truck, Smart Care ensures that you look like you mean business.
To find out more about Smart Care packages and Express Lane services, as well as standard minor, interim and major servicing, contact RAM UAE today and talk to one of our friendly team. Or book online using our Contact Us form.