There was a man in the Minneapolis area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local MN highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Minneapolis, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude... read more
Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Minneapolis, MN, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine.
Contact the automotive professionals at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis for questions about your power steering.
The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around Minneapolis... read more
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Minneapolis folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all vehi... read more
Most Minneapolis drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine; a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump... read more
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