The Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson Guide to Tire Specs

July 24, 2022

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Jackson service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manag... More

How Much is Enough for Jackson Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

June 26, 2022

Most Jackson drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the techn... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

June 12, 2022

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Jackson drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the should... 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

Winter Tires

January 16, 2022

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Jackson driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Missouri, winter tires differed from highway tires only in the... More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Jackson Ride

July 25, 2021

It seems like everywhere you go in the Jackson area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Missouri auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson: Tire Replacement Overview

June 27, 2021

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Jackson drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of ... More

Tire Replacement: What Jackson Drivers Need to Know

April 12, 2020

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

March 15, 2020

Why are wheel bearings for Jackson vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Jackson, Missou... More

Jackson Tire Repair

February 16, 2020

Most Jackson residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Jackson drivers it also has a financial impact. With high Missouri gas prices, we've all heard about the impo... More