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Express Lube

About Us

Express Lube, in Charles City, IA, is the area's premier auto service specialist serving Charles City and surrounding areas since 1990. We offer full service oil change with no appointments necessary.

All oil changes include synthetic blend oil and filter, all fluids filled, chassis lubed, tires checked and filled, interior is vacuumed, and windows are washed.

Other services we provide are tire repair, transmission flush, radiator flush, power steering flush, and more.

For all your auto maintenance service needs, visit Express Lube in Charles City!

Our Story

Our owner, Scott Parks, established Express Lube with his father in 1990 and has been providing quality auto mechanic service for Charles City and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. Scott’s father was an entrepreneur; after becoming a proud member of his local union in 1976, he went on to own a few different companies while Scott attended school. Scott was professionally educated in mechanics and repair, gaining a number of certifications in his time there which would set the foundation for his successful future in auto mechanic services. Our owners saw a need for a trusted mechanic in the local community, as there were none to date.

We wanted to better serve the community and its residents, and offer them a place where they could have their car serviced locally so they would not have to commute a great distance for service. We are proud to be the only local and family owned mechanic business in the area. Express Lube specializes in auto maintenance, full service oil changes, and tire checks and repairs. We’re committed to providing extraordinary customer service and ensuring your vehicle leaves our garage in tip-top shape. No matter what service you come in for, you’ll leave happy you chose us.

Your vehicle will be in good hands when you choose us for your auto service needs. We value each and every customer and strive to show our appreciation and gratitude through every service we offer. Our full service oil change includes an oil change, washing windows, lubing doors, vacuuming the interior of the vehicle, tire checks, and filling all fluids. On top of the services we specialize in, we also offer additional services such as flushing your transmission, radiator, power steering and more.

When you come in, we’re going to check every box to make sure the car comes out looking and running like new. We understand our customers rely heavily on their vehicles for work, errands, and more; so we’re proud to say that most of our services can be completed the same day, with few exceptions. Our team of mechanics is highly trained and skilled to deliver fast and efficient service on your vehicle. We pride ourselves on our work and never cutting a corners when it comes to the care of your car, truck, or van. If you live in the area, we provide pick-up and drop-off services for your convenience. We’re all about being there for our community, and doing what we can to make things a little easier.

Stop by today and let us service all of your vehicle’s needs. We’re located at 600 Gilbert Street, next to Fidelity Bank & Trust, in Charles City, Iowa. You don’t need an appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged, as we understand things can happen fast. If you’re not able to make it into the shop, you can give us a call at 641-228-6636 and one of our team members will happily assist you however we can. We look forward to working with you!

Areas Served

50 mile radius

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On 6/5/2024 Greg Collins had this to say:
In and out in 10 minutes. Crew was very friendly.

On 1/31/2024 Michael Beevers-purdy had this to say:
Great prices and friendly.

On 1/26/2024 Mariah Deike had this to say:
Awesome owner and employees.

On 1/7/2024 Kelly Kramer had this to say:
My headlight went out that morning and I needed it to be replaced. Stopped at Express Lube, and right away, they took a look to see what I needed. They did not have the part but got it in about 5 minutes and replaced my headlight, and I was on my way. Thank you very much, and thank you, Jordan, for your quick and friendly service.

On 12/18/2023 Rj Stough had this to say:
I called to see if I could get my snow tires put on. The gentleman was friendly and cordial. It was less than one half hour for the service. Great service!

Contact Us

Express Lube
600 Gilbert St. Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (641) 228-6636

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Payment Types Accepted

Cash, Business Checks, Personal Checks

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Summer's here and so is the heat! Don't let a breakdown ruin your getaway plans. Express Lube has your back! We're ready to help you breeze through the season with oil changes, A/C checks, and repairs. Stop by and let us take care of your car so you can take care of your summer!




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