Recommended Anna Service Intervals

December 24, 2023

Everyone in Anna, Illinois, knows we are advised to go to our Anna dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Anna residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was ... More

Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)

July 2, 2023

If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop. And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle. That means your brakes have to work properly. Let's face it. You stop dozens of times every time you drive. And over time, that t... More

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