No matter which car you drive, you have probably heard about cruise control. Cruise control is one of the unique features that allows the ECU to control the speed of the vehicle without you having to constantly press the gas pedal. It makes it much easier when you are on a freeway and you want to maintain a set speed.
What Is Cruise Main In Honda Vehicles?
Cruise main is a lighted feature in the Honda models that are operated by the Cruise Control Master Button, which is located on the steering wheel. It is a form of cruise control that allows you to control a set speed on the Honda vehicle without having to constantly press the accelerator pedal.
Once you activate the button, the Cruise Main light will illuminate, indicating that the cruise control is active.
How To Turn Cruise Control On And Off In Honda Vehicles?
|Honda Model||Cruise Main ON||Cruise Main OFF|
|Honda Accord||Press the Cruise button. Accelerate at a comfortable speed and press ‘SET’.||Press Cancel Button|
|Honda Civic||Press the cruise button and accelerate to the desired speed(25 MPH or more) and press the set button.||Press the cancel button, the main button, or tap the brake|
|Honda City||Press the cruise button, and use “SET” to set the speed||Press cancel button|
|Honda CRV||Press the cruise button and accelerate to the desired speed(25 MPH or more) and use “SET”||Press the cancel button, the main button, or tap the brake|
|Honda HRV||Press the cruise button and accelerate to the desired speed(25 MPH or more) and press the “SET”||Press the cancel button, the main button, or tap the brake|
|Honda Odyssey||Press the Cruise button. Accelerate at a comfortable speed and press ‘SET’.||Tap the brake or cancel button|
|Honda Pilot||Press the Cruise button. Accelerate at a comfortable speed and press ‘SET’.||Tap the brake or cancel button|
Are There Any Benefits Of Using Cruise Main?
If you have never owned a vehicle with this feature, you might be wondering whether there are any benefits to having this in your car. However, there are numerous benefits for those that are driving long roads.
1. Saves Fuel
One of the main reasons for keeping cruise control activated is the potential to save some fuel. If you are constantly driving at the same speed, the engine will use the same levels of fuel. Now that you can adjust this cruising speed, you can easily determine how much fuel is being used and you can adjust the cruising speed on the steering wheel.
2. Retain Constant Speed (Relax)
It can be draining and tiresome to drive on long open roads, especially when the road is constantly straight and you are tired. Many people have fallen asleep when driving their vehicles on long open and boring roads. Cruise control allows you to have the car drive automatically at a certain speed and you can relax. However, I still don’t recommend falling asleep.
With the numerous safety features of modern vehicles, you can easily rely on the sensors located at the front and sides of the vehicles to sound an alarm or even activate the emergency brake when needed. Cruise control is one way that drivers can relax while they are driving on the open road to a specific destination.
3. Avoid Speeding Tickets
Nothing is more frustrating than getting home after a long trip, only to find a few traffic violations in the mailbox. Speeding is easy with quiet modern vehicles and you can easily go over the speed limit and incur a fine. Cruise control has precision accuracy, which is designed to keep your car going at the same cruising speed for the duration of the trip.
Cruise Control Safety Tips
While cruise control might seem easy and simple to use, you might want to brush up on some of the safety tips. This will enable you to determine when and how it is best to use the cruise control feature.
1. Only Use Cruise Control At A Steady Speed
If you are stuck in traffic, it might not be the best idea to activate cruise control. Cruise control is best used for a standard speed that the vehicle can constantly drive at. Yes, adaptive cruise control does have a laser indicator. However, you don’t want to rely on this as it could malfunction and you will be left driving into another vehicle.
2. Avoid Using It On Slippery Roads
Another issue is using the cruise control feature on wet or slippery roads. Ideally, you would want to avoid this as the vehicle cannot determine the level of friction available on the road. Since it only takes a little bit of water to have a vehicle aquaplane, you would want to do your best to avoid this as it could cause some crashes.
3. Don’t Use It On High-Risk Roads
One thing you also want to avoid is using your cruise control on risky roads. While it might seem easy, you might notice things like road works or even specific slopes or hills, which require throttle adjustment. It is best to avoid using cruise control on these roads, as it could cause some frustration and even possible crashes.
4. Avoid Using It In Corners
While it might be tempting to use the cruise control in corners, you will not be in control of the speed you need for secure cornering. Unfortunately, this might be frustrating and you will need to adjust to this problem. It is best to only use the cruise control feature when you are on straights and you are better off taking corners manually.
5. Don’t Use Cruise Main To Take A Nap
While this one might seem outrageous to anyone who loves driving, you should not take a nap behind the steering wheel when you have cruise control activated. It is best to always be in control of the vehicle or at least see what is going on.