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What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Uptown Imports

Sunday 16 September 2018

Okay. You went to your local Minneapolis car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Minneapolis service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stops flashing and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren't as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your vehicle in to get serviced. In the meantime, the Check Engine lig... read more

The Uptown Imports Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Sunday 30 October 2016

Modern Minneapolis vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and... read more

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Sunday 01 May 2016

When we Minneapolis residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at Uptown Imports usually require only a visual inspection, for instan... read more

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