Q: What precautions should I follow with the cruise control system?

asked by on

What precautions should I follow with the cruise control system?

While your car’s cruise control system isn’t designed to require maintenance, there are several things that you should know about its operation and your safety. Here are the most important

  1. If a malfunction happens when cruise control is engaged, it will automatically turn off.

  2. Don’t set the cruise control if you cannot maintain the selected speed.

  3. Don’t set cruise control if you are not on a relatively flat road traveling at highway speeds.

  4. Don’t use cruise control in very hilly areas.

  5. Don’t use cruise control in high winds.

  6. If the SET light turns on in the dash while the system is not in use, it means your system needs to be inspected.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What precautions should I follow with the cruise control system?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Loud vibration

Hi there. Weak, worn, or broken engine mounts can cause a vibration such as you've described to occur. These mounts secure the engine to the body, cradle, and frame, but also provide a dampening from the engine vibrations. What you're...

Q: What does it mean if the Overdrive Cancel Light is on in the dash?

Your car’s transmission is equipped with an overdrive gear that’s used for normal highway driving (at speed). However, you can turn overdrive off by pressing the button on the gearshift. This will turn off overdrive and turn on the grade...

Q: Car wont start cranks oil and battery light. Oil was dry i added enough to fill. The engine tries to start. The belts move. Just s

If you starved the engine of oil you may have damaged the camshaft and bearings on your 2008 Nissan Altima. The engine will need to have the camshaft timing belt checked to see if it broke. If okay, then you...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.