The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 26, 2020
Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 19, 2020
Everyone in Sparta, Illinois, knows we are advised to go to our Sparta dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Sparta residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us wha...
Posted in Service Intervals
on July 12, 2020
The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Sparta drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible...
Posted in Fluids
on July 05, 2020