Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Tire Replacement Overview

October 31, 2021

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Novi drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of tir... More

Sovel's Auto Service Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

October 24, 2021

Michigan service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Novi drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Sovel's Auto Service fuel system cleaning: Over time, the ... More

No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)

October 17, 2021

Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging? Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina. Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't get better the older they get. And here's the important thing to know, even if they can still pass a tread... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

October 10, 2021

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Serpentine Belt System Wear

October 3, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Novi drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not completel... More