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

March 2022

'Tis the Season (Tires)

We all know about winter tires. But did you know there is such a thing as summer tires?Most people have all-season tires on their vehicles. They work pretty well in a variety of weather conditions. But if you want better handling and performance, you might consider switching to summer tires. ... Read More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Sparta residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Sparta drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... Read More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... Read More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Sparta

With the recent focus in the Sparta area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Sparta drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, proper... Read More

Power Steering Service at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta in Sparta

Many Sparta drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal p... Read More

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