Dexter residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to b...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 02, 2022
When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Dexter may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Dexter. Its job is to keep your wheels f...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on September 25, 2022
Every vehicle on Missouri roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Dexter residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much ...
Posted in Differential Service
on September 18, 2022
When it comes to oil changes, things are really changing. Most newer vehicles require synthetic oil, and while it costs more than conventional oil, it doesn't need to be changed as often.When conventional oil was the only game in town, you changed your oil every 3,000 miles/5,000 km. But as tec...
Posted in Oil Change
on September 11, 2022
A big part of the service we provide at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter for our Dexter customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Dexter area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Charlie's Fast L...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 04, 2022
Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 28, 2022
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Dexter, Missouri, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential....
Posted in Drive Train
on August 21, 2022
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Dexter require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some pa...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on August 14, 2022
Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 07, 2022
Knowing how their engine works can help Dexter drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down whil...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 31, 2022