There are a lot of things in life that Anna residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Anna dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't st...
Posted in Inspection
on April 05, 2020
All of us in Anna know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Charlie's Fast Lube Anna technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on March 29, 2020
In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Anna Bigfoot...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 22, 2020
Modern Anna vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute things t...
Posted in Diagnostics
on March 15, 2020
Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news.There was one minivan driver ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 08, 2020
When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures.Mak...
Posted in Winter Prep
on March 01, 2020
There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 23, 2020
If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Anna drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, a...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 16, 2020
One Anna automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Anna, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transmissi...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 09, 2020
A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Anna drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls heavy lo...
Posted in Suspension
on February 02, 2020