Serpentine Belt Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson

March 27, 2022

Most Jackson folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Jackson market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have bee... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

March 20, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

March 13, 2022

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Jackson drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that ... More

PCV Valve Replacement

March 6, 2022

Hello Jackson, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hang... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Jackson

March 5, 2022

Let's talk about something critical for all Jackson drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps yo... More

Exhaust Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson: Passing the Smell Test

March 4, 2022

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Jackson residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Missouri folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forg... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

March 3, 2022

Hey Jackson area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Missouri streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Jackson area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an i... More