Maintenance schedule VS Dealer's schedule

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OK, so here goes....sorry if I rant on...I'll try to stay on subject. Are we supposed to do the scheduled maintenance that our user manual lays out for us or am I supposed to believe my dealer and "his version" of what the schedule should be? My dealer's time line is SOOOOO old school....oil change every 5K kms, and they wanted to do my breaks, my diff's transfer case etc that THEY SAY is needed cause they are working with the manufacturer and it's been proven....BLAH BLAH BLAH!!....isn't the owner's manual developed by Dodge? shouldn't they know what's what?

I've been doing my oil changes every 8k kms with Amsoil....and my truck only has 22k KMs on it....should I really have to do brakes, diff maintenance and about another 500$-900$ worth of "maintenance" that they had scheduled at 5, 10, 15, 20 and now 25k kms?

I think they are just trying to gouge me...right? how many people have had their dealers try that crap on them?? Could they deny warranty if I don't follow THEIR maintenance schedule?

Ok....rant over!

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When in doubt, go by the owners manual
That is open to interpretation, like synthetic motor oil is not mentioned in the owners manual & of course the interval then is longer.
I change my 2009 Ram Hemi synthetic motor oil at 5,000 - 6,000 miles, my manual reads 3,000
In 2010 & 2011, i believe the manual reads 5,000 miles
2012 manual reads 8,000 miles
all have the exact same engine, seems like Dodge is finally admitting that todays oils are much better then even 5 years ago

If you have not done it yet, call Dodge Customer Assistance & request a BUILD SHEET for your Ram, you will need to have the VIN # & the mileage handy
they send it for free & fairly quickly, it has a load of information in it, much better than the window sticker has on it
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