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Automotive Tips from Uptown Imports: Signs of an Alignment Problem

Monday 29 October 2018

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Minneapolis drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Minneapolis driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your&nb... read more

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Uptown Imports

Monday 25 June 2018

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Minneapolis can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Minneapolis when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded MN highway... read more

Straight and True in Minneapolis: Wheel Alignment

Sunday 25 March 2018

Most Minneapolis folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Minneapolis is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are m... read more

Power Steering Service at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Sunday 18 June 2017

Many Minneapolis drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.Minneapolis car owners should be aware tha... read more

Automotive Tips from Uptown Imports: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Tuesday 31 January 2017

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Minneapolis drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Minneapolis driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose... read more

Tracking True in MN: Wheel Alignment in Minneapolis

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The biggest issue for Minneapolis area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis. When undergoing an alignment service at Uptown Imports, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked f... read more

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Uptown Imports

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Hello Minneapolis! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace them more often, which can be costly for drivers in Minneapolis.It can even damage your suspension system, which is costly to repair. But even more importantly, uneven tread... read more

Tracking True in Minneapolis: Wheel Alignment

Monday 16 May 2016

At Uptown Imports, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Uptown Imports alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in preci... read more

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Minneapolis Automobiles

Sunday 06 March 2016

Minneapolis drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Minneapolis, MN, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Minneapolis are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more of your... read more

Trip Inspection at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Thursday 09 July 2015

Minneapolis area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Minneapolis drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehi... read more

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