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Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... Read More

Sovel's Auto Service Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Novi residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the hig... Read More

The Sovel's Auto Service Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in Michigan right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Sovel's Auto Service

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Novi

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Novi, Michigan, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Novi streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas... 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

Fuel System Cleaning at Sovel's Auto Service for Better Performance

Hi Novi residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engin... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Novi Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Novi area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watc... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Novi, Michigan

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Novi, Michigan, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Novi, Michigan, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The manufac... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Novi, Michigan

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Novi, Michigan, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Michigan are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have d... Read More

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