Is Your Exhaust Leaking? Here's How To Know

February 1st, 2021 by

Exhaust leaks are a common occurrence in older cars. If your exhaust is leaking, it can be a safety hazard, and it can also diminish your fuel economy.  Here are some tell-tale signs that you have an exhaust leak: Loud Engine Does your engine sound louder than normal? You could have a hole in your…

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Take The Strain Out Of Winter Driving With These Winter Car Care Tips

December 27th, 2020 by

Winter puts a strain on your car. To help prevent damage that can occur and keep your car running its best, consider using the following tips while getting your vehicle ready for when the temperature begins to plummet. During cold weather motor oil can thicken and make it hard for your vehicles engine to turn…

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What Are Brake Pads Tasked With Doing?

December 17th, 2020 by

Pressing down on a car's brake pedal slows the wheel and eventually stops them and the vehicle. How does this happen? Several parts work together, with the brake pads being the parts many drivers are familiar. Brake pads make themselves a bit more noticeable when suffering from problems, as the pads screech, grind, or make…

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Knowing When Gaskets Need Replacement

November 29th, 2020 by

At Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis we are often asked about vehicle gaskets. Drivers in St. Louis want to know how gaskets can become worn and fail to function properly. Understanding the nature and purpose of a vehicle gasket can be helpful. Here's what you need to know. Gaskets are primarily used to create seals on…

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Why Your Tire Pressure Monitoring Light is On, and What Needs to Be Done to Fix It

November 19th, 2020 by

It's really important that you take the advice that your vehicle is telling you when your tire pressure monitoring light comes on. An improper level of air pressure in your tires can lead to some pretty serious damage to your tires, so it's a good idea to heed the warning that you're given. Low air…

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How Important Are Winter Tires?

October 22nd, 2020 by

When the temperature starts to cool, we usually field questions about winter tires at Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis. We're often asked if all-season tires are good enough for St. Louis Park winter driving. In short, they're not. We urge you to think of winter tires as standard winter equipment. During the segment of the year…

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Why you need winter wiper blades

October 12th, 2020 by

As the seasons change from summer to fall and then to winter, it's time to start thinking about how to drive safely in St. Louis Park when there is snow and ice on the roads. One thing you might not have thought of is your windshield wipers. Regular wipers might not be the best choice…

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How do brake pads work?

September 29th, 2020 by

Brake pads are one of the fundamental components of your cars braking system. There are several designs of brake pads, each with a unique set of features from the other. Visit us Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis to learn more about the various types of brake pads; our team in St. Louis Park is quite conversant…

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How to Tell If Your Vehicle Needs and Alignment

September 27th, 2020 by

There are a few different ways that you can tell that your vehicle is in need of an alignment performed by a service technician at Alfa Romeo of Minneapolis. If you notice any of these issues happening, give us a call to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. When you're driving on a…

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Types of Gaskets

August 26th, 2020 by

A gasket is essential in many ways, but for you to use a gasket and get the right result, you have to pick a gasket made of a suitable material. Mostly, there are three types of gaskets. For starters, there are gaskets made of metal, non-metal, and those that are made of composite materials. Non-metallic…

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