The Importance of Dexter Drivers Following Service Intervals

January 21, 2024

Today in our Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Dexter with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, wat... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

December 17, 2023

Sometimes we hear people in Dexter say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexi... More

Trickle Down Technology

July 9, 2023

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

April 2, 2023

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Missouri news. Dexter people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Dexter motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters,... More

Technician Training at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter

January 22, 2023

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter in Dexter. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive profess... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Dexter

October 9, 2022

The hottest Missouri news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Dexter. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Dexter can do to ... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Dexter

July 10, 2022

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Dexter area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Dexter drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

May 17, 2022

At Charlie's Fast Lube Dexter we get a lot of Dexter drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Missouri, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you ... More

Synthetic Oil for Dexter Autos

April 24, 2022

If you are a driver in Dexter and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it do... More

Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

February 6, 2022

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More