How to Maintain a Car

How often to change oil?

Everything you need to know about the oil and filter change for your vehicle

Are you uncertain about changing your vehicle's oil and filter? Do you worry about making mistakes or causing damage to your engine? We're here to share our expertise and help you make the best decision for your needs.

At Partly Dave's Garage, we've been changing oil and keeping cars in good shape for more than 40 years. Our goal is to help you make sure your engine lasts as long as possible, avoid making mistakes that will cost you money, and protect the environment.

In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about oil and filter changes, including how often to change your oil and filter, the benefits of using synthetic oil, how to choose the right oil viscosity, signs that your oil or filter needs to be changed, common mistakes to avoid, and how to recycle used oil and oil filters in an environmentally friendly way.

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When to change winter tires? How to check tire thread?

This and more in our Pro Tips for Tire Maintenance: What Every Driver Needs to Know

This article has everything you need to know about tires and tire maintenance. At Partly Dave's Garage, we have been fixing and taking care of tires for more than 40 years, and we are happy to share some cool Pro Tips with you. You'll learn a lot about tire maintenance, including how to inspect tires for wear and damage, what to do and what not to do, and more.

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Your Guide to Understanding Common Transmission Issues

This and more in our Pro Tips for Transmission Maintenance

Ever wondered why your vehicle's transmission fails and what may have caused the issue? You're in the right place! We, at Partly Dave's Garage, believe in educating our community and helping you better understand your vehicle's needs. In this article, we will discuss common transmission issues.

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Brake Repair and Maintenance

A Comprehensive Guide

A well-maintained brake system is the cornerstone of automotive safety. Unfortunately, many vehicle owners overlook the health of their brakes, leading to safety risks and costly repairs. But what if, with the right knowledge, you could maximize your vehicle's safety and save money on unforeseen repairs? About 20–25% of crashes every year in which vehicle failure was cited were brake-related. In this article, we will talk about common brake issues.

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Understanding Car Tune-Ups

A Comprehensive Guide

A car, similar to the human body, requires regular check-ups to maintain optimal health. This is where car tune-ups come into play, acting as a preventative healthcare routine for your vehicle. Tune-ups significantly enhance a vehicle's efficiency, keep potential engine issues at bay, and prevent costly repairs in the future. This guide provides an in-depth look into the various aspects of a car tune-up and why they're essential for your vehicle's health.

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