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PCV Valve: What Is It?

Sunday 22 July 2018

Most Minneapolis drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your e... read more

Exhaust Service at Uptown Imports: Passing the Smell Test

Sunday 06 November 2016

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Minneapolis residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All MN folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Uptown Imports in Mi... read more

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Uptown Imports

Tuesday 02 August 2016

Hello Minneapolis! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in MN vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles.The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase. The crankcase... read more

Exhaust Service at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Thursday 09 July 2015

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Minneapolis residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Uptown Imports is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exhaust a... read more

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