If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Novi vehicle, maybe now’s the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn’t gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn’t vaporize ...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 16, 2015
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Novi auto owners to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for Michigan auto owners to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kil...
Posted in Transmission
on December 10, 2015
If you've ever been driving around Novi and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect your...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 09, 2015
90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can influence your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are a critical safety system. Most Novi car owners wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them....
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 26, 2015
Most Novi motorists don't even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Novi and Livonia motorists don't really understand that auto A/Cs need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, the S...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on November 19, 2015
Most Novi car owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Michigan folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks. And we Novi auto owners all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum MPG. But is there someth...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on November 18, 2015
Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the SUV engine. Novi auto owners don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need ...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 06, 2015
Hello Novi, let's talk about brakes. Braking, as all Michigan motorists know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup th...
Posted in Brakes
on November 03, 2015
When your SUV has a problem, or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your car’s so important to your life in Novi, you need to back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time. If you’ve ever checked into some of the tech...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 22, 2015
Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Novi, Michigan service centers like Sovel's Auto Service 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 al...
Posted in Service Intervals
on October 15, 2015