Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Sparta, Illinois

September 29, 2019

Every car in Sparta, Illinois, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Vis... More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta On Your Serpentine Belt

September 22, 2019

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Sparta, Illinois, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then ... More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta in Sparta

September 15, 2019

Tires do a lot of work for Sparta drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Sparta. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... More

Technician Training at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

September 8, 2019

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta in Sparta. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive profess... More

Winter Tires

September 1, 2019

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Sparta driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Illinois, winter tires differed from highway tires only in thei... More