What Does SVC Mean in a Car? How to Turn it Off

October 31, 2023

A flashing SVC or tire monitor warning light on your car’s dashboard is a sign that there might be something wrong with the air pressure of your tires. Typically, this alert is a result of low or overly inflated tires. However, sometimes it may also indicate a problem with the tires’ sensors. The good news is that you can fix the problem and turn off this alert easily. In this article, I will show you the steps you need to take to get the job done.

What Does SVC Mean?

The SVC feature in your car’s radio settings adjusts the audio volume based on your vehicle’s speed. This makes it easier to hear your music over the engine and wind noise when driving at high speeds. In addition, SVC can help you to save battery power as the radio will not need to constantly adjust the volume as your speed changes.

There are three different SVC adjusting levels that you can use based on your environment and needs. The lowest level is ideal for a quiet environment such as when you’re on a highway. The middle setting is best for a moderately noisy environment like traffic. Finally, the high setting is great for a noisy or crowded environment.

To disable SVC, select the Menu option on your radio’s display screen. From there, you can find the option that says SVC or Auto Sound Leveling. Then, set the sensitivity to one of the three available adjusting levels: low, medium, or high.


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