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

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

August 28, 2022

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Used Cars: Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville Advice on What to Do After You Buy

June 5, 2022

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Perryville drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Perryville area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, whe... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

May 17, 2022

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Perryville

August 8, 2021

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Perryville area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Perryville area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems ... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

August 1, 2021

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

April 19, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Perryville

February 9, 2020

Let's talk about something critical for all Perryville drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps... More

Brake Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville in Perryville

December 15, 2019

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Perryville drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Missouri driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Charlie's Fast Lube Perryville, our team will check your brake system and let you know... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

November 24, 2019

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Perryville area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication ... More