How to Use Cruise Control

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Using cruise control allows you to remove your foot from the gas pedal and maintain the same speed. If you have ever taken a drive that is longer than an hour, you might have wondered how your cruise control works. Here are some helpful tips to using cruise control on your car.

Get on a road you will be traveling at the same speed for a long period of time, such as a freeway.

Reach your desired speed. Choose a speed that allows you to move with the flow of traffic and not go over or under the designated speed limit for that road.

Locate the ON and SET buttons on your steering wheel. Press ON first and SET after. Your cruise control is now activated. Most vehicles must be traveling at least 30 miles per hour to set the cruise control.

Press and hold the SET button if you wish to use cruise control at a higher speed. Hold until your desired speed is reached.

Decrease speed by pressing the COAST button.

Push the brake pedal to disengage the cruise control function. If you wish to return to the previous set speed, use the RES (resume) button. You must be traveling at least 30 miles per hour for this function to resume.

Erase any previous speed by pressing the OFF button.

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