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New Life for Your Older Car in Minneapolis

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Minneapolis families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many Minneapolis drivers tend to neglect on... read more

Let Uptown Imports Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

Tuesday 18 April 2017

If you haven't shopped in the Minneapolis area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Minneapolis, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it... read more

What Minneapolis Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

Tuesday 11 April 2017

There are some things drivers should know about Minneapolis car service and repair. First and foremost, Uptown Imports cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Uptown Imports in Minneapolis wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be rea... read more

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Minneapolis

Tuesday 04 April 2017

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Minneapolis, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Minneapolis drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident in Minneapolis is considered a crime - even if it's not your fault. And hit and run penalties are fairly severe... read more

The Uptown Imports Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Monday 27 March 2017

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Minneapolis drivers. A lot of us in Minneapolis don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every vehicle has a differential, and, yes, it does need to be serviced. In fact, it's more important to the operation of your vehicle than the air conditioner or windshield wipe... read more

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Uptown Imports

Sunday 19 March 2017

For those of you in Minneapolis, MN who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version of the same engine makes over 300 horsepower and gets essentially the same fuel economy. The turbocharged version makes over 350 ho... read more

Saving Lives in Minneapolis with Tire Pressure

Sunday 12 March 2017

All new passenger vehicles on our Minneapolis, MN, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is... read more

Wheel Balancing at Uptown Imports

Tuesday 07 March 2017

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Minneapolis drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on MN roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the vibration in the steering wheel. If it's a back tire, you'll feel the vibration in your seat.Tires and wheels are pretty heavy. When a tire is mounted on a wheel at Uptown Imports, it is usually not perfectl... read more

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Tuesday 28 February 2017

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Saint Paul area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires?When you choose new tires in Minneapolis, what's the most important factor for you? Give us a call at Uptown Imports at ... read more

Uptown Imports Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Sunday 19 February 2017

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in MN. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Minneapolis residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Minneapolis residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance service... read more

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