Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Dexter Vehicle

November 19, 2023

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Dexter area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to wa... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

September 24, 2023

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

The Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

July 16, 2023

The team at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter in Dexter, and Missouri car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Dexter drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. Bu... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

July 2, 2023

For those of you in Dexter, Missouri who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes abou... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

June 18, 2023

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

A Clean Sweep (Fuel Injector Cleaning)

April 30, 2023

Your vehicle gets its power from burning fuel, usually gasoline, and it counts on something called fuel injectors to send gas to the engine in a spray that is easy to ignite. Its a precise operation, and when its working well, you have plenty of power and an efficient engine. But after time, con... More

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