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

The Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

September 4, 2022

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Anna area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Anna can conserve fuel by... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Anna

July 10, 2022

Anna 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 Anna area, but it does add quite a bit to the pr... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Anna Drivers

March 2, 2022

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Anna auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they nee... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Anna Vehicle

October 31, 2021

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Anna area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watc... More

How Do You Save Gas in Anna, Illinois?

October 3, 2021

No one in Anna, Illinois, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Illinois fuel prices, however, have spurred Anna drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices.... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Fuel Saving Tip for Anna: Check Engine Light

July 11, 2021

Here's a question for Anna, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions ... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

May 16, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Illinois Driving

May 2, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Anna knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Anna area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trun... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

December 27, 2020

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More