The Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

June 25, 2023

The team at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna in Anna, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Anna drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is t... More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Anna: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

June 18, 2023

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Anna drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders... More

Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

June 11, 2023

The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is. Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenance they need. It makes sense that the cooling system is one to make sure is in top shape. Vehicl... More

Tire or Re-Tire? (Getting Tires Ready for Hot Weather)

June 4, 2023

Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat. Let's talk first about inflation. Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can raise the pressure in your tires. If you are driving on overinflated tires, they won't have as much contact wi... More