The RAM 2500 is a workhorse of a truck, able to do everything from tackling a run to the hardware store to towing a massive 5th wheel trailer. Since you bought your truck because it can do so much, and you depend on it to do so, it might be a great idea to consider a RAM 2500 service agreement in the event something goes wrong.
All About the RAM 2500
This truck is one awesome machine. The RAM 2500 is available in two- or four-wheel drive and comes with options for power as well.
The Cummins diesel makes this pickup the ultimate trucker’s toy, with essentially the same engine under the hood the big rigs use, only in a junior size. But once you hitch up to that 45-footer, you’re not going to be able to notice much difference. This truck hauls.
Speaking of hauling, when properly equipped, the RAM 2500 hauls two tons. That’s over 4,000 lb., which means you can easily truck around with either 40 bags of cement or the equivalent of an entire Ford Taurus. In the bed. A third option is a small travel trailer. Again — in the bed!
All told, the RAM 2500 is capable — and that’s an understatement.
Common Repairs and Service Required by the RAM 2500
Awesome as it is, RAM 2500 is made of thousands of moving parts, and those parts do tend to suffer wear and tear, unfortunately. Here are some of the low points:
When your alternator goes, it’s gone, and you’re dead in the water. A new one could set you back as much as $600, and that’s not even including tax or installation.
If your RAM 2500 is equipped with four-wheel drive, it has Constant Velocity (CV) joints on its half shafts (which transfer power from the differential to the wheel). Those CV joints wear out pretty quickly in tough conditions, which is RAM 2500 territory. It’s an expensive job to get them replaced.
The brake calipers are the parts of the truck that squeeze the brake pads against the brake discs to stop you. If these fail, it’s not an optional repair, and the downtime is at least a day in the shop. The discs on these trucks can also go bad prematurely, and most likely, these won’t be covered under your RAM 2500 warranty.
Whenever you click the lock or unlock button, the actuator is the little servo motor that does the work of physically moving the lock mechanism. If these actuators break, wave goodbye to keyless entry.
Engine and Transmission Mount
The engine mounts are where the engine bolts to the RAM 2500’s frame, and they’re very important. It’s the same for the transmission mounts, which usually serve as a cross-member for the chassis as well.
Replacement is one of the most complicated jobs there is because the entire drivetrain has to be supported to remove the broken parts and install the new ones.
Wheel Bearing Problems
If your wheel bearings are shot, you’ll feel and hear the grinding noise coming from somewhere near the road. At first, this problem won’t really affect much but your Ram’s fuel mileage, but eventually, because worn bearings affect wheel alignment, you’ll begin to ruin your tires.
Once that happens, even if you have a RAM 2500 extended warranty, you may be out of luck.
Extended Warranties for RAM 2500
So let’s talk about that RAM 2500 extended warranty or even your factory RAM 2500 warranty. Many times, even the extended warranty will leave you holding the bag for certain repairs, especially if someone in the bureaucracy has the opinion that you did something to cause the problem.
Like an insurance company, they’re happy to take your money but reluctant to pay out when the bill is presented. That can be a huge pain, and it’s nothing like having a RAM 2500 service contract.
RAM 2500 Vehicle Service Agreements
A RAM 2500 service contract goes way further than any warranty. Here are just a few of the benefits of having a RAM 2500 service agreement through CarShield:
- Customizable plan to fit your budget
- 24/7 roadside assistance
- Choose your own mechanic
- Towing and rental help
- Flexible payment plans
With a service agreement through CarShield, you won’t be blindsided by four-figure repair bills. You won’t need to stress out about how on Earth you’re going to be able to pay for it. And you won’t need to spend hours on the phone arguing with somebody in a call center (as fun as that is) about what the warranty covers and what it doesn’t. Go with a service agreement through CarShield, and get coverage for any RAM 2500 issues today.