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Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Sunday 09 September 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Minneapolis area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chir... read more

Brake Service at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Sunday 26 August 2018

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Minneapolis drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every MN driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Uptown Imports, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Minneapolis service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake p... read more

Give me a Brake (Light)!

Sunday 05 August 2018

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be something simple, like you put your parking brake on and forgot to take it off. Easy fix, you're on the road in seconds. Or, it could mean there's something wrong with your anti-lock brake system. That is a... read more

Uptown Imports Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Minneapolis

Sunday 03 June 2018

Let's talk about something critical for all Minneapolis drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rota... read more

Automotive Tips from Uptown Imports: Rotor Problems

Tuesday 21 November 2017

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 Minneapolis.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 less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Minneapolis drivers to k... read more

Hitting the Brakes in Minneapolis

Monday 14 November 2016

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Minneapolis drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble wit... read more

Automotive Tips from Uptown Imports: Brake Noise

Monday 06 June 2016

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Minneapolis. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Minneapolis drivers should replace their brake pads at Uptown Imports. Not only will new pads restore your stopping powe... read more

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Thursday 09 July 2015

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Minneapolis driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Uptown Imports will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Uptown Imports in Minneapolis right away. Here... read more

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