Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Poplar Bluff

June 4, 2023

Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff area, but it does add quite... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff

May 28, 2023

Good vehicle care for us Poplar Bluff residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required dif... More

Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)

May 21, 2023

No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected. Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered by a bunch of explosions involving spark plugs, pistons, gasoline, and air. And the by-product of all ... More

Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)

May 14, 2023

You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things. Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights. After they've been exposed to ultraviolet light, acrylic headlights can yellow and fog due to oxidation. And when that happens, less light can ... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

May 7, 2023

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Poplar Bluff

April 30, 2023

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Poplar Bluff area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Poplar Bluff area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there probl... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

April 23, 2023

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff

April 16, 2023

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... More

Your Vehicle's Hissy Fit (AC System)

April 9, 2023

When you hear hissing sounds coming from your vehicle, you might start thinking the worst. One type of hissing coming from around your air conditioner may be a normal sound, or it could be a sign of serious trouble. First - the normal sound. When you turn off your vehicle, the refrigerant goes... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff

April 2, 2023

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Poplar Bluff auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The cent... More