Why are the turn signals on may Ram blinking too fast?
Turn signal systems are built in a way that allows them to operate on a particular resistance. When one of the bulbs fails, it changes the electrical resistance and causes the turn indicator in your dashboard to blink faster than normal. In that case, the bulb has to be replaced. You will have to turn the ignition switch on, identify the faulty bulb by inspecting both the front and rear of your truck, and disassemble the turn signal assembly to replace the old bulb with a new one. Before putting back the assembly, make sure that the blinker system works fine.
Months ago, I noticed a simple crack on my Ram 1500's dashboard. Now it has grown bigger, and I'm afraid my dash would fall apart soon. I do not want to spend huge bucks to have my entire dash replaced. Is there any cheaper alternative?
Cracked dashboards are a common problem among Ram 1500 owners. Many of them point to flaws in the material (the dash on the 1500 being made of plastic), engineering, and manufacturing. Using an original part from Dodge might not be a good option, as it uses the same substandard quality of plastic, and chances are good that it will crack over time. Aftermarket products such as dashboard covers are a cheaper and better alternative.
I want to get the best mileage out of my Ram 1500. Can you give me some tips?
The key to maximizing your pickup's fuel mileage is to drive smoothly. A lot of fuel is wasted with heavy breaking and excessive acceleration. We recommend that you use the brake and throttle as gently as you can. In traffic, you can avoid wasting fuel by extending your vision as far as possible on the road to anticipate any congestion. For example, if you expect that the traffic light a few blocks ahead will turn right, then there is no need to step on the throttle. Apart from smooth driving, making sure that the levels of coolant, engine oil, and transmission oil are all correct. Lastly, always check of your tires are properly inflated.
Is Ram 1500 good for winter driving?
Yes, it is an excellent choice. It is built toughly to withstand any rough weather. The 1500 is a four-wheel drive that enables it to tackle even the most demanding terrain. It offers a comprehensive towing package, too. For one, its towing capacity does not disappoint—it ranges from 7,450 to 10,450 lbs., depending on the engine installed in the truck. That means you can bring your snowmobiles or ice boats on your winter trip. On top of that, each 1500 comes standard with electronic trailer sway control and four- and seven-pin trailer harness connectors that are prewired and can be readily plugged in. Further enhancing the truck's stability when towing is the standard coil spring rear suspension with an adjustable air suspension. And when it comes to storage capacity, you will be glad to know that the 1500 offers places other than the truck bed. It has the RamBox, a fold-out flat floor at the rear, and waterproof compartments under the Crew Cab floor.