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The Sovel's Auto Service Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Novi drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Novi. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff l... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Novi. The timing belt’s important job is ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Novi drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensiv... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Novi.An old timing belt can lose a "tooth" in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt... Read More

Transmission Care in Novi, Michigan

Do you have any plans around Novi, Michigan, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Sovel's Auto Service

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Novi. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of techno... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Novi Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Novi drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders... Read More

Novi Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Novi driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Novi residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the ... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Novi

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One o... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Sovel's Auto Service in Novi

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a stan... Read More

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