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April 2020

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 time to time t... Read More

Cabin Air Filter From Sovel's Auto Service

Here is a questions for Novi drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger com... Read More

Differential Service at Sovel's Auto Service

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Novi, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Sovel's Auto Service service advisor that your differential needs... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

If you're reading this article in Novi, Michigan, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Sovel's Auto Service tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. You... Read More

Exhaust Service at Sovel's Auto Service in Novi

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Novi residents 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 control computer... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles 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 contro... Read More

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Novi, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important 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 your engine oil hangs o... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

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

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