Keeping Your Perryville Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

November 27, 2022

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Perryville house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out c... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

November 20, 2022

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

Hitting the Brakes in Perryville

November 13, 2022

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Perryville drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. Th... More

Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)

November 6, 2022

Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well. And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important. Engine oil is classified by weight, but it doesn't refer to how much the oil would weigh if you put it on a scale. It r... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

October 30, 2022

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

October 23, 2022

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

October 16, 2022

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Tracking True in Missouri: Wheel Alignment in Perryville

October 9, 2022

The biggest issue for Perryville area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Charlie's Fast Lube Perryvill... More

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

October 2, 2022

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More

Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)

September 25, 2022

You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things. Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights. After they've been exposed to ultraviolet light, acrylic headlights can yellow and fog due to oxidation. And when that happens, less light can ... More