Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

May 19, 2024

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Perryville.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Missouri Roads?

May 12, 2024

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Missouri spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... More

Under Pressure in Perryville: TPMS

May 5, 2024

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Perryville, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Som... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Perryville, Missouri

April 28, 2024

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Perryville, Missouri, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Perryville, Missouri, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge.... More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

April 21, 2024

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... More

To Save Gas Around Perryville: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

April 14, 2024

One topic that hits the news in Missouri on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Missouri drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Perryville who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy... More

Sounds Exhausting! (Exhaust Service)

April 7, 2024

Most of us know a bad muffler when we hear it. That loud, rumbling sound is unmistakable. Did you also know you can get a ticket for driving around with a loud exhaust system? If your exhaust system has a leak in it, it may be allowing poisonous gases inside your vehicle and could make you serio... More

'Tis the Season (Tires)

March 31, 2024

We all know about winter tires. But did you know there is such a thing as summer tires? Most people have all-season tires on their vehicles. They work pretty well in a variety of weather conditions. But if you want better handling and performance, you might consider switching to summer tires. ... More

Coolant Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville

March 24, 2024

Perryville residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Missouri temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Perryville, Missouri

March 17, 2024

Every car in Perryville, Missouri, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense... More