not using cruise control in inclement weather

United States
April 3, 2008 12:23am CST
Somewhat recently, someone posted a story that was, in effect, a warning about not using your cruise control on wet (slippery) roads. I don't know if the story itself is true, but I had always known not to use the cruise on bad roads- be it snow, ice, rain, etc. However, I seem to recall at least one responder saying it was inaccurate info so I wanted to find out for sure. I checked my owners manual today and it actually says in there not to use the cruise when driving on snow, ice, high winds, or slippery roads. Just thought I would pass this along for whatever it's worth.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
3 Apr 08
http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/wetroad.asp Check it out here on snopes.com - here it says TRUE. Any time you get an e-mail you aren't sure about check it out on Snopes they usually have it on there. Just put a few key words in the search box.
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@aretha (2539)
• United States
3 Apr 08
thank you! i had started a discussion about this and someone put this site and said that it wasn't true. i wanted to check the site but my discussion was deleted before i could. i will write it down this time.lol
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I do use snopes...I tried to check during the last thread, but I didn't find anything at the time I don't think. Thanks!
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@gxnfly (1147)
• China
3 Apr 08
Thank you sharing this information.But beg your pardon,could you tell me what's cruise control?Sorry for my limited English.I'm looking forward to your response.
• United States
3 Apr 08
Thank you for responding. Cruise control- the feature on a car that allows you to set the speed and the car will hold that speed until you turn it off.
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@aretha (2539)
• United States
3 Apr 08
i was the one that posted it and thought it might be helpful but it got deleted. not really sure why i know a couple people said it was not true and i should of searched it before posting it but to tell yeah the truth i never even thought about it. i know i won't be useing it just in case. what it was saying though did make sinc to why you should not use it. i don't have an owners manual cuz the dealership lost it and said they could not get another but i will have to remember to check my cusions later. thanks for sharing this. lets hope it don't get deleted
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I heard this several years ago too and it absolutely makes sense, so I talked with Randy about it once (you remember he was a manager with Firestone) and he thought it was bunk. I looked it up somewhere and showed him in writing, and also asked him to talk with his technicians about it and they agreed with me. 'Nuff said ...
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