Imagine you've left Jackson and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted ...
Posted in Automotive News
on October 13, 2019
Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go...
Posted in none
on October 06, 2019
Buying a new car in Jackson is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Jackson who'...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 29, 2019
In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maint...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 22, 2019
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Charlie's Fast Lube Jackson in Jackson is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Missouri are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. ...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 15, 2019
If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Jackson area.The same go...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 08, 2019
Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — ...
Posted in Suspension
on September 01, 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 whe...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 25, 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 maxim...
Posted in Fluids
on August 18, 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...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 11, 2019