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It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... Read More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... Read More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Novi

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Novi area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Novi area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wan... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Novi driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Sovel's Auto Service will check ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Sovel's Auto Service

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Novi drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are ... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Novi, Michigan Vehicle

How do Novi drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Michigan consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Michigan seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Novi, ... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Novi area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that s... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Novi

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Novi drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There ar... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Novi. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed... Read More

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