Do You Use Cruise Control When It Is Raining?


Found this on and thought the info was good to share.

Don’t use cruise control during winter conditions such as when it is snowing or icy or under other slippery conditions such as when it is raining.

…The cruise control is designed for normal road conditions.  It doesn’t know when the pavement is slippery.  Under slick conditions, you need to be in complete control and monitoring road conditions.  You’re more likely to notice hydroplaning if you are not relying on the cruise control. …With some cars, it is possible that the wheels will actually spin faster when the cruise control is on and the car hits a slippery spot.  When the tires make contact with firm road again, the car can skid or lose control. …On most cars, the cruise control is disengaged by tapping on the brake.  In an emergency, this adds a fraction of a second to your response time as well as the risk of the braking action itself causing a loss of control on a slippery road.




Timing belt, when is yours due?

The picture below is from a car that the timing belt was overdue and it broke while driving, causing the engine valves to bend.

timing belt

Timing belts are one of those things that can cause catastrophic problems and most people don’t even know if they have one or when it is due.A timing belt is recommended to be replaced at a certain time and mileage interval.It’s something you can’t see so you need to replace it when it is recommended from the dealer/owners manual. Not every car has one so next time you bring your car to E.S.P. have us check to let you know when yours is due and how much it will cost.