Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

February 27, 2022

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

February 27, 2022

Welcome to the Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Poplar Bluff conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, ... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

February 26, 2022

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Poplar Bluff drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong ... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff

February 20, 2022

Many Poplar Bluff car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty ai... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff

February 13, 2022

Okay. You went to your local Poplar Bluff car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Poplar Bluff service center, but on the way, the Check Eng... More

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

February 6, 2022

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More