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On Board Diagnostics for Minneapolis Motorists

Sunday 01 September 2019

Some Minneapolis vehicle owners wonder why Uptown Imports and other Minneapolis auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Uptown Imports for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Minneapolis area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy MN road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually en... read more

Speak Up: Talking with Your Uptown Imports Service Advisor

Sunday 21 July 2019

About 80% of the vehicles on Minneapolis roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in MN. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Minneapolis drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack of co... read more

What You Need to Know from Your Uptown Imports Service Advisor

Monday 11 June 2018

Minneapolis drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service advisor at Uptown Imports uses a term you don't understand, just ask him to explain. Remember, they are the auto service experts. If they came to your place of work, they probably wouldn't understan... read more

Questions to Ask Your Minneapolis Service Advisor

Monday 30 April 2018

We find that a lot of Minneapolis drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it's because vehicles have become so much more reliable that the average person just doesn't need to know as much to keep their vehicle on the road.You know, your local hospital has a... read more

Minneapolis Customer Detective Work

Monday 09 October 2017

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in MN are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track down the actual cause of the problem. And it can be frustrating for the vehicle owner because it can take time and money to get to the bottom of a problem. If it's not something obvious, i... read more

What Minneapolis Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

Tuesday 11 April 2017

There are some things drivers should know about Minneapolis car service and repair. First and foremost, Uptown Imports cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Uptown Imports in Minneapolis wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be re... read more

How Does Uptown Imports Know What to Recommend?

Monday 26 December 2016

When you drop your vehicle off at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Uptown Imports professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Minneapolis service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileage. If you are a regular... read more

Arrive Alive in Minneapolis

Wednesday 12 August 2015

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Minneapolis. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on MN roads.The truth is that all of us are distracted when we drive. Unfortunately, traffic, road construction and other external factors are beyond our control. The distractions inside our car, however, are things we can often control.Here's... read more

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