Serpentine Belt Service at Sovel's Auto Service in Novi
June 30, 2019
Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Novi road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - whi... More
Sovel's Auto Service and the Maintenance Mindset
June 23, 2019
When it comes to their vehicles, some Novi residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Novi drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may n... More
Hey Novi Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?
June 16, 2019
So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Novi?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,'... More
Easy Miles ? Do Novi Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?
June 9, 2019
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More
Novi Customer Detective Work
June 2, 2019
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Sovel's Auto Service is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging to track ... More