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

Maintenance

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Your browser does not support the video tag. All Sparta service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers t... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever been driving around Sparta and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, wh... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Sparta Autos

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you are a driver in Sparta and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doe... Read More

Gas Savings in Sparta: Sharpen Your Pencil

Your browser does not support the video tag. High gas prices in Sparta increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Sparta vehicle o... Read More

Hey Sparta Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Your browser does not support the video tag. So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Sparta?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting... Read More

Let Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Sparta area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Sparta drivers want to... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta

Your browser does not support the video tag. These days many people in the Sparta area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service... Read More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Sparta, Illinois

Your browser does not support the video tag. The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Sparta, Illinois: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Sparta motoring public, but it does ad... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Charlie's Fast Lube Sparta we've had a lot of Sparta customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percen... Read More

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