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August 2020

That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)

You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on. Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depends.Sometimes that steam or vapor can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it has c... Read More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... Read More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally.We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire.So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... Read More

Sovel's Auto Service Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... Read More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... Read More

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