Hey Dexter Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

August 25, 2019

Higher Dexter fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Dexter drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel p... More

Easy Miles ? Do Dexter Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

August 18, 2019

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter Really Save Gas?

August 13, 2019

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Dexter drivers don't always extend those g... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Dexter, Missouri

August 12, 2019

The cooling system keeps Missouri vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Dexter. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Dexter drivers associate with ... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

August 11, 2019

Dexter drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubr... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Dexter

August 11, 2019

There's a segment of the Dexter area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilomete... More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Dexter Automobiles

August 10, 2019

Dexter drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Dexter, Missouri, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exa... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Dexter, Missouri

August 9, 2019

Dexter auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Dexter, Missouri, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care o... More

Helping Dexter Drivers Get the Right Tires

August 8, 2019

Every Dexter vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is eng... More

Cooling System Components

August 7, 2019

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Dexter auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Missouri.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usual... More