The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

March 3, 2024

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Poplar Bluff?

February 25, 2024

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Poplar Bluff?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Missouri approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. ... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff?

December 24, 2023

Today's Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Poplar Bluff drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Missouri who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awarenes... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Poplar Bluff, Missouri

November 19, 2023

The median age for cars in the Poplar Bluff, Missouri area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Poplar Bluff area, bring it into Charlie's Fast ... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff On Your Serpentine Belt

August 13, 2023

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Poplar Bluff, Missouri, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery.... More

Budget for Maintenance in Poplar Bluff

July 16, 2023

Sometimes busy Poplar Bluff residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Missouri in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly redu... More

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

June 25, 2023

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

Charlie's Fast Lube Poplar Bluff and the Maintenance Mindset

June 11, 2023

When it comes to their vehicles, some Poplar Bluff residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Poplar Bluff drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenanc... 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 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