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Cruise Control to save break wear?

I use cruise control at every opportunity. When you see traffic slowed or stopped in front of you press cancel instead of hitting the brake. You'll be amazed at how often you don't have to touch the brake pedal to slow or even stop the car, especially on hills. This really works well when leaving the highway on exit ramps. Touch cancel and you begin to decelerate. I can often take the ramp, yield and merge without ever touching the brake pedal. Try it, perfect it and you'll not only be amazed at the gasoline you are saving put you won't need expensive brakes as often. I just got rid of a 2000 Passat w/ 140,000 miles and never replaced the brakes.

posted by ronbo2004 on March 20, 2009

this tip works for 63% of voting Fuelly members.

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