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November 2014

Saving Lives In Novi With Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Novi Michigan roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thin... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information In Novi Michigan

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Novi, Michigan will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Novi, Michigan, they require the automobile manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of ... Read More

Sovel's Auto Service: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support video Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your SUV engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let’s go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Michigan freeways, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Novi car owners have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners' manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Sovel's Auto Service for Better Performance

Your browser does not support videoHi Novi drivers. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with ai... Read More

Exhaust Service At Sovel's Auto Service In Novi

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Novi car owners think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Sovel's Auto Service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission co... Read More

Air Conditioning Service In Novi

Hey Novi! Let's talk about one of our Michigan summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Novi drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from ... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American cars sold in Novi with a carburetor rolled out of the Michigan dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Novi and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine... Read More

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Novi motorists, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely critical PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where y... Read More

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