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Why Your Tire Pressure Light is On

Despite the fact that most new cars have tire pressure monitoring systems to let you know there’s an issue with your tire pressure, many cars are still be driven with an incorrect amount of air. If you have questions or concerns, stop in at Carriage House of New London and speak with one of our team members. Even with the monitoring system, you may still want to check the tire pressure yourself. Different things can affect tire pressure and make the light come on.

  • Cold temperatures – Low air pressure is common in cold weather. It should go back up…
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Leading Causes of Tire Blowouts and How to Avoid Them

The condition of your vehicle's tires directly affect traction on the road along with your ability to steer and brake properly. Our service team at Carriage House of New London want to remind drivers that maintaining your tires can help to avoid dangerous tire blowouts that can lead to damage, injury and accident.

Underinflated or overinflated tires are one of the most common reasons for tires to blow out. On a regular basis, check your tire pressure and make sure it matches the recommended pounds per square inch as indicated in your vehicle's owner's manual. 

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Your Brake Pedal May Signal an Issue That Needs Attention

When you press your foot against the brake pedal in your car, it should feel a specific way. You should know how it is supposed to feel and you should recognize when something just is not right with that brake pedal.

If your brake pedal does not feel firm as you push on it, you might be experiencing an issue with your brakes. Brake issues are better dealt with sooner rather than later and you should seek out help from a professional. The brake pedal should not feel soft when you push it. 

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How to Prepare for the Unexpected on Your Next Road Trip

No matter how well you maintain your vehicle, there are times when an unexpected emergency may occur, like a blown tire. Unfortunately, roadside emergencies happen and it is best to make sure you are prepared if a situation should occur. Below are two tips from our auto service professionals to help you prepare for a roadside emergency.

  • Emergency Kit - It is important to make sure that you have a stocked emergency kit to help make the situation safer. Some items this kit should include are jumper cables, small tool set, flashlight, road flares or triangles, and a first aid kit…
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Prepare for a Flat Tire

A flat tire can be a frustrating experience; however, you can reduce the frustration by keeping a few tips in mind. If you experience a flat, be sure to first position the jack underneath the vehicle without lifting it and before loosening the lug nuts. Keeping the vehicle on the ground prior to lifting the vehicle allows you to get a firm foundation to loosen the lug nuts, which are typically hard to break loose.

If you have a bottle of WD-40 in your emergency kit or toolkit, be sure to spray the lug nuts and allow them to soak…

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Does Your Ignition Need Service?

Have you been having trouble starting your vehicle recently? Do you think that a dead battery might be to blame? Well, don't jump the gun and buy a new one too quickly. If you're not having it regularly serviced, your problem could be your ignition instead.

How can you tell if your ignition is the problem? If you try to start your car and you hear a loud grinding or a high-pitched whine, then your starter system or ignition is likely the problem. However, it's always best to bring your vehicle in for a service checkup to…

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Should You Consider a Suspension Repair or Upgrade?

When you buy a car from Carriage House of New London, you are likely going to treat it as one of your children. This means that when something is going wrong with it and you think it's "sick," you're going to want to find out what the problem is right away.

Knowing what the symptoms are can help you narrow it down for yourself and for the people who are trying to work on the car. When you are driving through New London, CT and you hit a bump, does it seem as though the car is bouncing…

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Service for Alignment Problems

The trauma of driving on rough roads, over potholes or running into curbs wreaks havoc on a vehicle's alignment. Alignment problems are noticed when a vehicle pulls to one side while driving or when applying the brakes. Alignment issues can also cause an annoying vibration in your steering wheel. The problem commonly causes uneven and premature wear and tear on your tires.

Routine alignment inspections ensure the ongoing life of your tires, improves gas mileage and better vehicle handling. 

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Get Your Car Serviced Sooner Than Later


There are many different warning lights on your dash. Some will remind you to do something like change your oil and others are there to simply remind you that your cruise control is on or that your door is ajar.

If you get a warning light such as the check engine light or the battery or transmission light, then you need to bring it to us at Carriage House of New London to get it checked out right away.

Your indicator light will not tell you just how serious your problem is, but it will tell you that something in…
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The Growing Importance of Seasonal Service at Carriage House of New London


Don't just roll into another season without getting your vehicle prepared. The service center can address a few issues now so you have no problems out on the roads.
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+ The car tires will be carefully inspected for any uneven wear and then rotated to help get maximum tire use of each of them.
+ Oil will be changed, filter will be replaced, and the right grade oil for the upcoming season will be used.
+ The filters throughout the...
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