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

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The Easy Way to Save Cash in Sparta

The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Sparta. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Sparta can do to ... Read More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Sparta streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that... Read More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Sparta car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Sparta, Illinois, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and ma... Read More

Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Illinois folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Sparta, Illinois

The median age for cars in the Sparta, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Sparta area, bring it into Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta for hi... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Sparta residents and to fix the affecte... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta we get a lot of Sparta drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important ... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Sparta Car Owners

A generation ago, Sparta drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehi... Read More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta On Your Serpentine Belt

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 e... Read More

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