No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

May 19, 2024

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

May 12, 2024

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Missouri. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Dexter residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write oil change every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the ... More

Muffler: Victim of Winter (Muffler Repair)

May 5, 2024

So you almost got through the winter until, one day, your muffler started sounding like a dragster, loud and obnoxious. It's not surprising. All that road salt and brine can cause rust to punch holes in a muffler, and that should raise a big, red warning flag about the safety of your vehicle. O... More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

April 28, 2024

These days many people in the Dexter area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenan... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant System)

April 21, 2024

No matter what the weather is like outside, your internal combustion engine expects to keep its cool all the time, even when it's really cold. That's because engines create the power that moves you to your destination by a series of tiny explosions of a fuel and air mixture. In turn, that genera... More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

April 14, 2024

Hello Dexter! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter in Dexter

April 7, 2024

Warm weather or cold, Dexter drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Dexter people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air c... More

Transmission Care in Dexter, Missouri

March 31, 2024

Do you have any plans around Dexter, Missouri, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's st... More

Always on Guard (TMPS)

March 24, 2024

One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running safely is to make sure your tires are properly inflated. If one or more is vastly over- or underinflated, that has the potential to cause major handling problems and may result in a dangerous accident. All vehicles in recen... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

March 17, 2024

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More