What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

October 27, 2019

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Novi, Michigan, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Novi drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that i... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

October 20, 2019

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Timing Belt Overview

October 13, 2019

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Novi. The timing belts important job is t... More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

October 6, 2019

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More