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Ram Dakota Maintenance Schedule

The Ram Dakota maintenance schedule includes 19 different types of services over the course of 152,000 miles. RepairPal generates both national and local fair price estimates for most service intervals. To get a local estimate for your specific model year, please select a service below.

Scheduled Maintenance for Ram Dakota

ServiceLabor CostParts CostTotal Cost
Service
8,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92
16,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92

The 24,000 mile service is a minor service. Your next service will be the 30,000 Mile Major Service which can be quite expensive on some vehicles, so be prepared for a big bill next time in the shop.

Fun Fact: You could have driven completely around the earth in approx. 24,000 miles!

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection, and may include a cabin air filter. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

If you have your service at the dealership, have them check and perform any recalls on the vehicle. To check for recalls on your vehicle, go here

Possible Repairs Needed at the 24,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon for your vehicle to need a brake pad replacement at this mileage, and on some vehicles the tires may need replacement.

32,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$202 - $256
Parts Cost
$67 - $111
Total Cost
$269 - $367
$202 - $256$67 - $111$269 - $367

The 40,000 mile service is a minor service.

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

Warranty Concerns

On some vehicles you are nearing the end of your warranty period and you should pay close attention to the operation of your vehicle and have any issues addressed while the warranty is still valid. If you have your service performed at a dealership, have them check and perform any open recalls on your vehicle. To check for recalls, click here

Possible Repairs Needed at the 40,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon on some vehicles to start seeing the wear and tear items like the Drive Belts and Hoses, Motor Mounts and Suspension Bushings starting to show signs of wear. Oil leaks may start to appear as well. Check out the Common Problems page for your vehicle so you can have some idea as to what the future may hold for you and your vehicle. go here

The 48,000 mile service is a minor service.

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

Possible Repairs Needed at the 48,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon on some vehicles to start seeing the wear and tear items like the Drive Belts and Hoses, Motor Mounts and Suspension Bushings starting to show signs of wear. Oil leaks may start to appear as well. Check out the Common Problems page for your vehicle so you can have some idea as to what the future may hold for you and your vehicle. go here

56,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92
64,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$52 - $67
Parts Cost
$221 - $301
Total Cost
$273 - $368
$52 - $67$221 - $301$273 - $368

The 72,000 mile service is an intermediate service.

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection, as well as possible replacement of the engine air filter and cabin air filter. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

Possible Repairs Recommended at 75,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon for vehicles to start showing signs of wear an tear after 75,000 miles. Depending on your level of maintenance throughout the life of your car, you may see relatively small issues or you may start seeing some expensive repairs starting to arise. Small issues will eventually become bigger problems, so consider taking care of them too.

To see commonly reported problems with your specific vehicle, visit our "Cars" section. You will also find Recalls and Service Bulletins.

To learn more about addressing difficult problems with your car, click here

The 80,000 mile service is a minor service.

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

Possible Repairs Needed at the 80,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon on some vehicles to start seeing the wear and tear items like the Drive Belts and Hoses, Motor Mounts and Suspension Bushings starting to show signs of wear. Oil leaks may start to appear as well. Check out the Common Problems page for your vehicle so you can have some idea as to what the future may hold for you and your vehicle. go here

88,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92

The 96,000 mile service is a minor service. If you missed the 90,000 Mile Service, make sure you consult with your repair shop to have that very important service performed.

This service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection. Some vehicles will need to have the cabin air filter replaced too. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

Possible Repairs Needed at the 96,000 Mile Service

It's not uncommon on some vehicles to start seeing the wear and tear items like the Drive Belts and Hoses, Motor Mounts and Suspension Bushings starting to show signs of wear. Oil leaks may start to appear as well. Check out the Common Problems page for your vehicle so you can have some idea as to what the future may hold for you and your vehicle. go here

104,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$105 - $134
Parts Cost
$45 - $83
Total Cost
$150 - $217
$105 - $134$45 - $83$150 - $217
112,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92

What to Expect

  • This service generally involves the replacement of fluids like the automatic transmission fluid (and filter,  if equipped), engine coolant, and differential fluid.
  • Some vehicles will require replacement of the timing belt and/or a valve adjustment
  • Some vehicles will require replacement of the spark plugs
  • A more comprehensive checklist of inspections may also be included. Each shop and vehicle manufacturer may vary the actions performed, so be sure to refer the maintenance schedule in your owners manual.
  • If this service is performed at the dealership, they should also take care of any necessary recalls. To check for recalls, click here.

Additional Repairs That May Be Necessary


Service intervals may vary between auto manufacturers. Please consult your owners manual for service information related to your specific vehicle.

128,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$202 - $256
Parts Cost
$127 - $267
Total Cost
$329 - $523
$202 - $256$127 - $267$329 - $523
136,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92

The 144,000 mile service is a minor service. Your next service is the 150,000 Mile Service, which can be expensive, so we recommend not putting off recommended repairs to avoid a very large repair bill at your next service.

The 144,000 mile service generally involves an oil and filter change, tire rotation, and a safety inspection. While changing the oil, the mechanic will be performing visual inspections of the brakes, belts and hoses, inspecting for any fluid leaks, listening for any abnormal noises, and paying attention to any irregularities in the operation of the vehicle.

A comprehensive checklist of inspections should be included. Each shop and vehicle manufacturer may vary the actions performed so it is important to compare the actual procedures performed when comparing prices.

Possible Repairs Needed at the 144,000 Mile Service

At this mileage you have already started seeing the benefits or pitfalls of proper maintenance. A vehicle properly maintained may need brakes or minor repairs, where as a vehicle that has been neglected can be confronted with repairs totaling in the thousands of dollars. Check out the Common Problems page for your vehicle so you can have some idea as to what the future may hold for you and your vehicle. go here

152,000 Mile Service
Labor Cost
$26 - $34
Parts Cost
$29 - $58
Total Cost
$55 - $92
$26 - $34$29 - $58$55 - $92
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