Why Does Cruise Control Have An On/Off Switch?

This is a question that has been asked before, and more often than you might think. If your car has cruise control, why do you have to turn it on to turn it on? I mean, why can’t you just “set it and forget it?”

There are a couple of reasons why you have to turn on your cruise control before you set it. The main one being, what if you are in city traffic and you accidentally hit the “Resume” button when the last speed you were cruising at was 70 MPH? That could be cause for some “interesting” driving!

Also, if you are on a country road, same thing, you accidentally engage the cruise control and wonder why the car keeps going when you take your foot off the accelerator.

It’s basically just an added safety feature to make sure you want to use the cruise control. It may be a nuisance, but ramming the car in front of you in traffic is definitely going to slow your day down more! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!