There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 28, 2021
Here's an interesting statistic for our in Sparta, Illinois, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out th...
Posted in Fluids
on March 21, 2021
When you drop your vehicle off at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta in Sparta, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Sparta service center will...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 14, 2021
With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on March 07, 2021