Introduction to Diesels for Dexter, Missouri

January 31, 2021

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Dexter, Missouri, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Missouri are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have... More

Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)

January 24, 2021

Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some of the traffic around you. Outside rearview (or door) mirrors are important safety devices that ... More

Economics of Maintenance for Dexter Auto Owners

January 17, 2021

Buying a new car in Dexter is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Dexter who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

January 10, 2021

Hello Missouri! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll ... More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

January 3, 2021

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter in Dexter

January 1, 2021

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Dexter drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it... More