Cruise control and your new Toyota in Orlando!

Cruise control is a pretty handy tool to have in your new Toyota. Not only does it make your highway drive time easier, it also can help boost your fuel efficiency and keep you at the speed limit (we know how easy it is to unconsciously hit the gas and by the time you realize it, you're in the ticket danger zone)! However, there are certain times when it's not the best idea to switch on the cruise control - these are the times when you need to be in complete control of your new Toyota in Orlando. We're breaking down the benefits of this handy feature, and discussing when it's appropriate to use it! 

What is cruise control? 

First things first - what exactly is cruise control? Basically, if your new Toyota in Orlando has this feature, then you're able to go on autopilot when it comes to your speed. Cruise control holds your vehicle at a constant speed once you enable it, allowing you to take your foot off of the gas pedal and giving your new Toyota the ability to keep itself at the speed you denote until you turn it off.

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Sounds pretty great, right? Cruise control definitely has its advantages. Here are some of the biggest ones you'll notice when you use this feature in your new Orlando Toyota

More comfort!
Highway drives can be pretty tough; it means you're sitting in one position for a long time and by having to keep your foot on the gas pedal the whole time, you're actually putting strain on your legs. Utilizing cruise control when you hit the highways in your new Toyota allows you to move your legs around a bit, relax, and just steer! 

Better fuel efficiency. When you're hitting the gas in your Orlando Toyota, chances are you don't notice the small accelerations you're producing from time to time. If you use cruise control, you're staying at a steady speed, which can actually improve your fuel efficiency and help you save some money at the gas pump!  

Better driving habits. Are you guilty of putting the pedal to the metal? Cruise control can actually help curb you of your speeding habits, or your constant gas/brake tendencies (which eat up fuel and aren't exactly safe for the drivers around you). It might even save you from getting a speeding ticket! 

When should you use this feature in your new Toyota in Orlando?

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However, as handy as this new Toyota feature is, you don't want to use it all the time. We've also got the scoop on when it's not the best idea to employ cruise control in your Orlando Toyota! 

  • In the snow, rain, or fog. If the weather isn't the best of conditions, you definitely don't want to use the cruise control in your new Toyota in Orlando. You should pay close attention to your vehicle and its performance when the weather is bad, which means you need to be in control of the gas and brake to maintain traction and avoid accidents!

  • In traffic. If you're traveling roads that have stoplights, don't bother using cruise control - it's not as effective since you'll be stopping and starting anyways, and it gives you less control when it comes to considering drivers around you!

  • At night. Nighttime driving means limited visibility, so it's best to keep your foot on the gas pedal to stay in control of your new Toyota in Orlando.

  • When you're tired. If you're sleepy, then your reaction time is already slowed and your faculties are impaired. Putting your new Toyota on cruise control may exacerbate the sleepiness and allow you to lose focus, which can be extremely dangerous. If you're tired, consider pulling over to take a nap or delaying your trip until you've had some sleep? otherwise, resist hitting that cruise control button! 

As you can see, there are tons of benefits to using this Orlando Toyota technology when you get behind the wheel - if you've got more questions, why not come down and see how we can help? Toyota of Orlando is located at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall! See you soon! 

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