Vehicles that have a cruise control feature are convenient to drive. If yours has it, you can lock the accelerator and control your driving speed. What if you are using a tow truck? There is a temptation to use the feature. Here are some towing tips that would keep you safe on the road.
Cruise Control Guides
Cruise control is not meant for every road. Especially, it is not fit for roadways that require frequent turns, stops, or driving maneuvers. Depending on your driving conditions and experience, these towing tips can apply to any type of vehicle.
A Heavy Load Uphill
If you are carrying heavy loads uphill, using the cruise control feature may significantly reduce your vehicle’s speed. It may even cancel out the automatic speed control if there is a drop of about 8 mph. It is advisable to resume manual control until you reach a level terrain.
It is not recommended to use cruise control during dangerous weather conditions. Always judge well before utilizing the feature. If you have never used the feature before, check the road properly to ensure there are no oncoming obstacles before applying cruise control.
Some drivers tend to relax when they have their cruise control on. This is okay but you should always be watchful on the road especially when towing. In case of an emergency, you’d have to deactivate the cruise control before slowing down or stopping.
The Fatigue Factor
Some drivers are likely to suffer from fatigue if they use the cruise control. If that’s your case, it is advisable not to use it. Relaxing your legs and not having to closely monitor speed while driving may increase the chances of becoming fatigued.
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