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Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an advanced safety aid found on many modern Jeep vehicles. Depending on the Jeep model and trim level, ACC may be a standard or available safety amenity. Either way, learning how to use ACC properly will make your rides safer and more relaxing.

What Is Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)?

ACC allows drivers to keep their eyes and attention on the road by adjusting their vehicle's safe traveling distance to the car ahead. If you get too close to the car in front, ACC will automatically apply the brakes to maintain a safer following distance. ACC also automatically regulates acceleration to give your Jeep a boost in speed if you can safely get closer to the car in front. While ACC is useful for keeping a safe following distance between vehicles as you're cruising down the highway, it can also help avoid frontal collisions by applying the brakes to prevent your car from hitting the car ahead if it stops short.

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How To Use Your Jeep's ACC

Adaptive cruise control is activated in the same way for all Jeep models. The first step is reaching the speed limit or safe traveling speed that you plan to maintain on the highway. Next, locate the "ACC on/off" button, which is generally located on the right-hand side of your steering wheel. You will then see a button that says either "SET+" or "SET-." The "SET+" button is located above the ACC on/off button, while the "SET-" button is right below it. You can use the two buttons to set your Jeep's following distance parameters based on the distance to the car ahead. If you want to turn ACC off, press the ACC on/off button again to deactivate the system.

When setting your Jeep's preferred distance to the car ahead, be aware that ACC can only be activated if you travel at certain speed limits. The minimum speed that ACC works is 20 miles per hour (MPH), so it will default to 20 MPH if you are traveling slower.

Tips To Keep in Mind

As with any advanced safety aid on your Jeep, it's important to remember that although ACC is a useful safety tool, you still need to pay attention to your surroundings and remain alert on the road. If the ACC feature stops working correctly at any time, you will be held responsible if your vehicle hits the car in front.

Contact us with your questions about using adaptive cruise control today.