Based on RAM 1500 HFE
The 2013 Ram 1500 was supposed to be a typical refresh, but Ram Truck had seen the competition rework its trucks to a more thorough extent. This led the truckmaker to make a more aggressive redesign.The Ram 1500 has been the perennial Bronze medalist in the full-size truck sales competition, and... Read Full Report
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The redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 is powerful, sexy and cool. Even though it's not exactly a conventional family vehicle, it can work for your family and offer a lot of good times in the process. A wise man once told me that he loathed it when people criticized pickup trucks for all that they're not, so I'm not going to do that. Since this is a family forum, I suppose I could go on ... Read full review for the 2013 RAM 1500
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I've driven ford for the last several years and wanted to go to a 4dr crew and was looking at toyota tacoma and nissan frontier. First of all I purchased a 2013 crew Ram with the hemi for less then I ... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.