One thing all Dexter drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted ...
Posted in Fluids
on May 31, 2020
Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop...
Posted in Steering
on May 24, 2020
Most Dexter drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the techni...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 17, 2020
Sometimes busy Dexter residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Missouri in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced th...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 10, 2020
The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co...
Posted in Timing Belt
on May 03, 2020