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