Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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

asked by on

What precautions should I follow with the cruise control system?

A: While your car’s cruise control system isn’...

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?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Trouble starting 2007 Nissan Sentra

Hi there. You would need to test the fuel pressure to make sure it is producing enough pressure. Check spark to the spark plugs to see if it is a strong spark, and check the injectors to make sure they...

Q: How do I use the BeltAlert seat belt reminder system?

The BeltAlert seat belt reminder system is a key safety feature in your car. The system alerts you when your seat belt is not fastened, and when the passenger seat belt is not fastened (if someone is occupying the passenger...

Q: Can i replace a california emissions fuel pump witha federal emissions fuel pump on a 06 nissan altima manual transmission

When you go to replace your fuel pump and find that there is a big difference in the 49 states part versus a California certified part you will need to use only the California certified part since some vehicle emission...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.