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

asked by on December 14, 2015

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

What others are asking

How often should my tires be rotated?

Since tires are such an important part of your driving experience, it is crucial that you have the rotated whenever they are scheduled for maintenance. To tell how often your tires should be rotated. Follow the recommended service schedule...

would getting muffler delete affect the cars computer, such as check engine lights and sensors

Any change you make in the exhaust system downstream of the catalyst and Oxygen sensors should not affect the performance of the car or the control systems. Making changes in the exhaust ahead of the catalyst or oxygen sensors may...

What does the Service Transmission message mean?

The Service Transmission message can appear on the driver information center (DIC). When the DIC displays this alert, then the transmission is not operating properly and should be serviced as soon as possible.

How do I use the Aux port?

You can use the Aux port to play music from an external device through your sound system. When you use the Aux port, the sound system volume control will still work, but all other features must be controlled on the...

How do you inspect the seat belts?

Like most other components of your car, you should regularly inspect your seat belts to ensure that they’re in good condition and don’t pose a threat to your safety. Here’s what you need to do: Pull the belt out...

Chrysler 300 overheating, what's the cause and how much to repair. Fans are working and has coolant

Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to give a proper quote without knowing exactly what is wrong with the vehicle. Overheating may be caused by a clog, a bad water pump, a failed thermostat, or more complex...

I have a 2015 Nissan Altima, my account is blowing hot air.

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a condenser fan that may not be cooling the AC condenser properly or the system may be low on freon. As you may know, the job of the AC condenser fan is...

My car wont shift and no accelerator - 2009 Nissan Altima

If you are unable to get your car in second gear and it is a manual transmission, there must be something wrong with the transmission. If it goes into first gear, then the clutch and hydraulics are good, so we...

How to close and lock the doors?

Ensuring that your doors are closed and locked is essential for safety while on the road. Thankfully, it’s a simple matter with the Honda Accord. Once everyone is seated in the vehicle, follow these simple steps: Check the Indicator...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Accent
Hyundai Hyundai has become a force to be reckoned with in the automobile industry, as they have been improving many different elements of their vehicles – under the hood and with the exterior styling. The 2012 Hyundai Accent is proof...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TSX
The The 2012 Acura TSX is a luxury midsize sedan that comes with superior comfort and convenience. This vehicle offers excellent fuel economy, reliability, and a simple pricing structure for a variety of different budgets. It drives easily down the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Murano
The The 2012 Nissan Murano is a sleek crossover SUV that has all the modern amenities. It has ample interior space with a luxurious feel, and a driver oriented suspension. If you need a vehicle that can hold passengers and...