What is an Infotainment System?

You can test drive a new car and find one common thread among every one of them. All vehicles in 2018 now come with powerful infotainment systems. These are more advanced systems than in previous models. You can basically control everything from the driver’s seat with just a few voice-enabled commands. This includes talking to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps that let you control music, video, phone calling, and security features.

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Safety Tips For Drivers

Nothing is more important than staying attentive on the road. No one knows this more than us at Mercedes-Benz of New London, which is why we're dedicated to ensuring you and your family know the best tips for staying safe and distraction-free on the road. Below, we have compiled a helpful tip to help you in accomplishing just that.

Too many passengers can be a recipe for disaster, and that danger can be multiplied significantly if you're looking at your smartphone at the same time. With too many passengers, you introduce a number of troubling risks to your…

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The Two Reasons Why Car Covers are Important

Keeping your car under a cover is the best way to protect your investment. These are a few reasons why you'll want to consider getting the car under wraps more often.

The sun will do damage to the car surface and interior the longer the vehicle is in the direct sunlight. Over time, the car interior and the paint exterior are fading, and the longer this happens, the more value the car decreases. Under a car cover, the sun can not cause any damage to any parts of the vehicle. 

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Examine the New Mercedes-Benz S560

The top tier luxury sedans are defined by a few different things. Style is of the upmost importance. You can have all the features in the world, but if the car does not look good, it is out of the running. Safety and ride come next - these features are key to any car but especially in the luxury segment of the market, including the Mercedes-Benz S560.

Mercedes Benz and BMW are known for having ultra computerized systems in their high-end models and the S560 is no different. Everything you can imagine can be controlled via an app. This includes stop…

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Smarter and Safer Driving in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

Every corner of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe has advanced sensors that monitor the surroundings for potential threats. When properly equipped, this compact crossover SUV carries more than 10 active safety features.

The brilliant engineers at Mercedes-Benz programmed the patented ATTENTION ASSIST module to process up to 70 different factors in real time. By making real-time calculations, this technology determines your risk level of an accident or other misfortune on the road. 

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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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