The Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

January 14, 2024

Modern Perryville vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute th... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville in Perryville

July 17, 2022

When we Perryville residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ... More

Automotive Detective Work in Perryville

January 26, 2020

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Perryville. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when s... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

March 24, 2019

Starting in 1996, Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module i... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville

October 14, 2018

Okay. You went to your local Perryville car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Perryville service center, but on the way, the Check Engine ... More