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

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

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Dexter 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 Dexter area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when famili... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Dexter drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes ar... Read More

Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)

Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months.Let's start with coolant levels. Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Think of the term "anti-freeze." Your coolant needs to be adjusted for climate and temp... Read More

The Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Dexter area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.Preventive MaintenancePreventive maintenance is an important way people in Dexter can conserve fue... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ge... Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing.Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... Read More

Charge It in Dexter for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Dexter, Missouri, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out th... Read More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Dexter use fuel filters.For more information about your fuel filter, visit Charlie's Fast L... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Dexter, Missouri Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... Read More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving.While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... Read More

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