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The Uptown Imports Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

Tuesday 03 October 2017

The team at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis, and MN car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Minneapolis drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people in Minneapolis can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major... read more

Fuel System Cleaning at Uptown Imports for Better Performance

Sunday 23 July 2017

Hi Minneapolis residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the f... read more

Fuel System Cleaning at Uptown Imports

Monday 10 July 2017

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy. Most Minneapolis vehicles have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer probl... 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

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your MN Driving

Tuesday 09 August 2016

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Minneapolis knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Minneapolis area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and... read more

Fuel Filter Replacement

Monday 27 June 2016

Hello Minneapolis resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the c... read more

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Uptown Imports

Monday 11 April 2016

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Uptown Imports for a check up.In today's Uptown Imports auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Minneapolis residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for Minneapolis drivers at MN gas stations. W... read more

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday 24 February 2016

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Minneapolis, MN, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Minneapolis, MN, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in MN who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Minneapolis

Thursday 29 October 2015

With high fuel prices in Minneapolis, MN, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Minneapolis, MN, service advisor at Uptown Imports.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't su... read more

Fuel Injection Basics for Minneapolis

Wednesday 16 September 2015

All modern Minneapolis vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Minneapolis drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So how many fuel injectors does your vehicle have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Minneapolis, MN. Some vehicles have 10 or... read more

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