Sikeston residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the ...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 29, 2020
There is a clear and vocal demand in Sikeston and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Missouri market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Sikeston area roads today, and many more being deve...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 22, 2020
The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Sikeston.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in les...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on November 15, 2020
Today's report from Charlie's Fast Lube Sikeston is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Sikes...
Posted in Fluids
on November 08, 2020
If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on November 01, 2020