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Tire Maintenance in Novi

Your browser does not support the video tag. With the recent focus in the Novi area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Novi drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not ch... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Novi drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulder... Read More

Shake It up in Novi!: Why Wheel Balancing

Your browser does not support the video tag. Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire ... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Novi

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of people get custom wheels in Novi. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. Yo... Read More

Novi Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Novi on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Sovel's Auto Service: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Novi drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If y... Read More

How Much is Enough for Novi Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Novi drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take o... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Novi

Your browser does not support the video tag. Novi drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Michigan auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.I... Read More

The Sovel's Auto Service Guide to Tire Specs

Your browser does not support the video tag. You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Novi service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting ... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Hey Novi area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Novi area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum ... Read More

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