Charlies Fast Lube Sparta: Sparta, Illinois Oil Change
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Nice waiting areas, clean rest rooms, and fresh coffee to make your experience unique!

We offer top offs between oil changes with our sticker.

Family Owned & Operated

We provide the finest preventative maintenance at competitive prices.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! We change your oil while you wait

Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Sparta drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Sparta drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle.... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

If you're reading this article in Sparta, Illinois, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta tells you the manufacturer recommends some addition... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Sparta Drivers

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.Sparta auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it;... Read More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Sparta conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the t... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Sparta Motorists

Sparta residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the ... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Sparta drivers don't always extend those g... Read More

Shake It up in Sparta!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of ... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

Hello Sparta! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Illinois vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to re... Read More

Right or Left? Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Power Steering Service

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

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