I Want a New Vehicle. Or Do I? (Vehicle Maintenance Payoffs)

May 12, 2024

Spring is a peak season for vehicle sales; companies aggressively market new models and offer all sorts of incentives. So you may be tempted to buy a shiny new beauty. But should you? If you've regularly maintained the vehicle you're driving now, you probably don't NEED a new one. Even if your... More

On Board Diagnostics for Jackson Motorists

May 5, 2024

Some Jackson vehicle owners wonder why Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson and other Jackson auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Jackson area, automotive diagn... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Jackson

April 28, 2024

Night driving in Jackson is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

April 21, 2024

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

April 14, 2024

Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. Thats understandable because todays tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires can contribute to skidding in bad weather, not... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

April 7, 2024

When Jackson drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.I... More

Coolant Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson

March 31, 2024

Jackson residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Missouri temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has... More

Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)

March 24, 2024

Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well. And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important. Engine oil is classified by weight, but it doesn't refer to how much the oil would weigh if you put it on a scale. It r... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Jackson

March 17, 2024

A lot of people get custom wheels in Jackson. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Charlie's Fast ... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson

March 10, 2024

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More