What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Sovel's Auto Service

July 12, 2020

Okay. You went to your local Novi car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Novi service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stops ... More

Automotive Detective Work in Novi

April 17, 2017

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Novi. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when somethi... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Sovel's Auto Service in Novi

November 27, 2016

When we Novi residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abilit... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

September 26, 2016

Starting in 1996, Sovel's Auto Service service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a comput... More