Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Anna: Timing Belt Overview

November 27, 2022

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Anna. The timing belts important job is t... More

Transmission Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna in Anna

December 12, 2021

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Anna drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper t... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Anna

September 19, 2021

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

Ask Charlie's Fast Lube Anna: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

August 30, 2020

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Charlie's Fast Lube Anna

August 2, 2020

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Anna. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understandin... More

Transmission Care in Anna, Illinois

May 10, 2020

Do you have any plans around Anna, Illinois, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stoc... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Anna Drivers

August 25, 2019

Knowing how their engine works can help Anna drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while ... More