Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

October 30, 2022

At Charlie's Fast Lube Anna we've had a lot of Anna customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of... More

Technician Training at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna

October 23, 2022

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna in Anna. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professiona... More

New School: Automotive Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Technician Training

March 13, 2022

Anna consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made ... More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna

January 2, 2022

These days many people in the Anna area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Anna Drivers

September 12, 2021

People in Anna have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,00... More

Budget for Maintenance in Anna

June 6, 2021

Sometimes busy Anna 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 Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the ... More

Synthetic Oil for Anna Autos

April 25, 2021

If you are a driver in Anna and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it does... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

October 11, 2020

Illinois service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Anna drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Charlie's Fast Lube Anna fuel system cleaning: Over time, ... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Anna, Illinois

June 21, 2020

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

Keeping Your Car Young in Anna

May 31, 2020

As Anna consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Illinois, 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 our stuff... More