Charlies Fast Lube Dexter: Dexter, MO Oil change
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Nice waiting areas, clean rest rooms, and fresh coffee to make your experience unique!

We offer top offs between oil changes with our sticker.

Family Owned & Operated

We provide the finest preventative maintenance at competitive prices.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! We change your oil while you wait

Car Care Tips

Exhaust Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Dexter residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Missouri folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forge... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Dexter Motorists

Some Dexter vehicle owners wonder why Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter and other Dexter auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.Receiving a diagnostic charge at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Dexter area, automotive diagnostic... Read More

Battery Basics for Dexter

It's important for Dexter drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Missouri weather. Most Dexter area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine.However... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Dexter Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Dexter drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... Read More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... Read More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

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 ... Read More

Diesel Maintenance for Missouri

At Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Missouri friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have ... Read More

Motor Oil?The Synthetic Advantage (Synthetic oil vs Conventional)

Youve probably already heard that regular oil changes are extremely important for the health of your vehicles engine. Thats sound advice. But what you might not know is when it comes to motor oil, the real thing may not be the best thing for your engine.There are different types of motor oil:... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Dexter

Some Dexter drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Dexter, you should be aware of safety issues, Missouri towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe t... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most Dexter drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Missouri folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Dexter drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more w... Read More

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