Emergency Items for Poplar Bluff

February 5, 2023

Safe Missouri travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff. But there are other things Poplar Bluff residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save yo... More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

January 29, 2023

Most Poplar Bluff drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Missouri folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Poplar Bluff drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there some... More

TCB your PCV (PCV Valve Replacement)

January 22, 2023

Your gasoline engine goes through some exhausting work. Yes, it's truly exhausting, as in: it produces exhaust! And when your engine starts behaving like it's exhausted, such as running poorly or getting lousy fuel economy, the trouble may be something called a PCV valve. Did you know it's a ser... More

Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

January 15, 2023

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Poplar Bluff

January 8, 2023

As Poplar Bluff consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Missouri, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of o... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Poplar Bluff Drivers

January 1, 2023

Poplar Bluff 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 ai... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

December 25, 2022

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff in Poplar Bluff

December 18, 2022

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Wiper Blades in Missouri

December 11, 2022

If you're gonna drive around the Poplar Bluff area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like yo... More

Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)

December 4, 2022

If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp... More