Shake It up in Jackson!: Why Wheel Balancing

August 25, 2019

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

August 18, 2019

Hello Missouri! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll ... More

Engine Hydration for Jackson Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

August 11, 2019

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

August 4, 2019

Welcome to the Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Jackson conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire w... More