Novi drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Michigan come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Novi area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors on ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on February 29, 2016
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 alphabetical ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on February 27, 2016
When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Novi, you need to get 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 technicia...
Posted in Safety
on February 26, 2016
Hello Novi, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 25, 2016
Novi auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Novi, Michigan, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of yo...
Posted in Cooling System
on February 25, 2016
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 vehicle engine.Novi auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they nee...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 24, 2016
Most Novi drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Michigan folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Novi drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we ca...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on February 23, 2016
Most Novi drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.Now here's a tip for Novi vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Michigan winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moist...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 22, 2016
90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Novi drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. T...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on February 21, 2016
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 field of vi...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 20, 2016