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Should Minneapolis Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

Sunday 06 October 2019

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Uptown Imports tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Minneapolis are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside MN temperatures are below freez... read more

Easy Miles ? Do Minneapolis Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Monday 19 November 2018

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are a... read more

Deciphering the Uptown Imports Menu Board

Sunday 12 August 2018

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Minneapolis, MN, service centers like Uptown Imports have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Uptown Imports a call at 612.822.6490 to learn of the m... read more

Ask Uptown Imports About the Importance of Service Intervals

Monday 05 March 2018

Today in our Uptown Imports blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get more cavi... read more

Uptown Imports Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Sunday 19 February 2017

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in MN. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Minneapolis residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Minneapolis residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance service... read more

Hey Minneapolis Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Sunday 10 July 2016

Nowadays, Minneapolis drivers are paying more at MN gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many MN drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Minneapolis, MN, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is over nin... read more

Recommended Service Intervals at Uptown Imports

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Most people in the Minneapolis area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in MN.The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the s... read more

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