Engine Air Filter from Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

January 29, 2023

Many Dexter drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to y... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Dexter Drivers

October 2, 2022

Dexter residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to b... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Dexter

July 24, 2022

Dexter drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Dexter area, but it does add quite a bit to th... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Dexter

June 26, 2022

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Dexter area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Dexter diesel-fue... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

May 29, 2022

The price of gas in Missouri has got people in Dexter talking. It seems that Dexter folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel eco... More

Fuel Injection Basics for Dexter

December 12, 2021

All modern Dexter vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Dexter drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Dexter

December 5, 2021

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Dexter, Missouri, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Dexter streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the... More

Diesel Maintenance for Missouri

October 17, 2021

At Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Missouri friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have ... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

March 14, 2021

Hello Dexter resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engi... More

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