Water Pump

June 27, 2018

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Jackson

June 26, 2018

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Jackson, Missouri, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Charlie's... More

Tire Tread Depth for Jackson, Missouri Drivers

June 25, 2018

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... More

10 Services Jackson Drivers Often Overlook

June 24, 2018

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Jackson. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Spec... More

Engine Air Filter from Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson

June 24, 2018

Many Jackson drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to... More

The Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

June 23, 2018

Modern Jackson vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thing... More

Picking the Right Tires in Jackson

June 22, 2018

Shopping for tires in Jackson can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Jackson are looking for maximum summertime performa... More

Missouri: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

June 21, 2018

Missouri residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

June 20, 2018

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Jackson, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive a... More

Transmission Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson in Jackson

June 19, 2018

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Jackson drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Missouri to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... More