Reader question: should I cancel cruise control downhill?
This week we received a question from a reader about whether they should cancel cruise control when driving down a hill.
G’day, I’ve only just started driving a car with cruise control, and I want to know if I am harming my car by cancelling cruise control when going down a long steep hill and coasting instead of letting the car automatically rev up in a lower gear to stop going over the set limit. I do this and find that on steep gradients the car will coast down hill at the same speed and when I get to the bottom I flick cruise reset. I only do this when there is no slower cars in front of me.