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

June 2018

Tire Replacement: What Sparta Drivers Need to Know

Your browser does not support the video tag. Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then... Read More

Automotive Tips from Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Sparta require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some pa... Read More

Suspension Service in Sparta at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Sparta may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. So you've bought a used vehicle in the Sparta area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Sparta area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you ju... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Sparta: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Sparta drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Sparta people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Sparta motorists had so-called clunk... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Sparta, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engin... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Sparta drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Some... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Sparta, Illinois

Your browser does not support the video tag. Sparta auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Sparta, Illinois, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of ... Read More

The Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to... Read More

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