Oh, Stop! (Disc Brake Service)
March 5, 2023
Every time you drive your vehicle, you wear down your brakes just a little bit. And after a while, that adds up. Gradually, your stopping power isn't like it used to be. Since brakes are one of your vehicle's most important safety features, it just makes sense to keep them performing well. Mos... More
Easy Miles ? Do Anna Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?
June 13, 2021
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More
Deciphering the Charlie's Fast Lube Anna Menu Board
February 7, 2021
Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Anna, Illinois, service centers like Charlie's Fast Lube Anna have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabeti... More
Ask Charlie's Fast Lube Anna About the Importance of Service Intervals
July 12, 2020
Today in our Charlie's Fast Lube Anna blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, payi... More
Hey Anna Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?
June 28, 2020
Nowadays, Anna drivers are paying more at Illinois gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Illinois drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehi... More
For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Anna)
October 27, 2019
Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get ... More
Should Anna Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?
August 26, 2018
So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips ... More
Recommended Service Intervals at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna
June 24, 2018
Most people in the Anna area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some o... More