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Transmission Service at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Sunday 07 April 2019

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Minneapolis drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in MN to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your vehicle running smoothly and helps you avoid repairs down the road.The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you can see in used transmission fluid is ac... read more

The Uptown Imports Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Sunday 03 March 2019

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Minneapolis drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Minneapolis. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for pow... read more

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Uptown Imports in Minneapolis

Sunday 23 September 2018

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will aut... read more

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Minneapolis

Thursday 28 September 2017

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Minneapolis drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission will fail and lead to repairs.The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it's clean and well-lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets... read more

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