Exhaust Service at Sovel's Auto Service: Passing the Smell Test

January 30, 2022

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Novi residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget ... More

Novi Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

January 23, 2022

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Novi, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft ro... More

New Life for Your Older Car in Novi

January 16, 2022

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Novi families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents ju... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

January 9, 2022

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

January 2, 2022

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Novi

January 1, 2022

Theres not much Novi drivers can do about the price of gas in Michigan, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights... More