Affordable cruise control installs for any vehicle - modern or classic
CCS Technology is an aftermarket cruise control mobile installer in Australia that has been operating for nearly 30 years. It is what the business was founded on and over the years has evolved to other automotive installation services.
We can supply, install, service or replace cruise control systems in classic cars, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. There is a variety of choices including; vacuum, drive by wire, stalk, dash-mounted or factory OEM replacement units.
Installations available in Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Tweed Heads
Factory fit, steering wheel or dash mounted options
Cruise control is typically an optional extra for many vehicles when they are purchased. Although in many cases the manufacturers still include the capability for cruise control to be added as an aftermarket item by replacing existing switch plates and/or connecting to the wiring circuits of the vehicle. Either way it is possible to add cruise control to classic or modern vehicles including cars, motorcycles, vans and 4WD’s. You can choose from different switch types and sometimes the type of vehicle will dictate the most relevant choice for the application.
An owner of a classic sports car that wants to maintain an original look for the interior of the vehicle may opt for a stand-alone dash-mounted unit that can be concealed or easily removed. Motorcycle owners can have cruise control fitted to the handlebar of the bike with buttons within reach of their fingers.
Different vehicle types use different methods of cruise control
Every vehicle has a slightly different design but manufacturers will use a few different methods of enabling a driver to control the throttle inputs. Older cars require a cable to be pulled, modern vehicles may have a motor that moves & more recent vehicles work with drive by wire using electronics.
We have access to a wide range of cruise control products that can suit any type of vehicle set up to make it easy to get aftermarket cruise control installed.
Vacuum Cruise Controls are an easy way of installing a Cruise Control. They simply connect to a Vacuum source off the engine and the Vacuum Actuator draws the cable back which pulls the throttle on as required.
Electric Cruise Controls are very similar to the Vacuum type with the exception that the Actuator is an Electric Stepper motor. When the vehicle’s speed is selected the Electric motor winds the throttle back as required.
See how we have installed controls in different vehicles
In the photo gallery below there is a small sample of the different cruise control systems we have installed in various vehicles – cars, motorbikes and 4WD’s. As you can see they fit perfectly within the interior to make it simple to use, even on the handlebar of a motorcycle.
We can repair cruise control systems.
If you have a broken cruise control system CSS Technology can provide our mobile servicing and repair options. We cover most locations in Queensland including Gold Coast, Brisbane & Tweed Heads. Maybe your stalk buttons are not working or the switch has become stuck – either way we can fix it for you.
The cost to fix a system will vary depending on the location of the vehicle, its age, model and type that needs to be fixed.
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Have a look at some of the vehicles and installations we have completed
Stories from our vehicle installs
A rare muscle car beast in Australia & it is little wonder the owner wanted us to install a new vehicle tracker to maximise the security of this vehicle
A bit more detail about what we sell
Believe it or not governors in some shape or form date back to the 17th century and was used on old steam engines. These days cruise control (sometimes known as speed control) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a car, truck or motorcycle. The system is a servo mechanism that takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed as set by the driver. Speed control was used in early automobiles such as the Wilson-Pilcher in the early 1900s with a lever on the steering column so the driver could set the speed to be maintained by the engine.
Over the years this evolved and what is considered ‘modern cruise control’ was invented in 1948 by mechanical engineer Ralph Teetor. Apparently he got the idea out of the frustration of riding in a car driven by his lawyer, who kept speeding up and slowing down as he talked (sounds like most Taxi drivers) What really drove its popularity was changes to US speed limits getting imposed during World War II. So the system would make it easier for drivers to adhere to the new requirements.
I know a lot of drivers these days who use cruise control simply because they have a powerful car that can easily go over the speed limit with little effort. Using cruise control can make life a bit easier by controlling the vehicle’s speed so you can pay more attention to what is going on around you. For some drivers I have spoken to they have felt it made them better drivers and more aware.
We’ve all been in a taxi with one of those drivers that stomps on the throttle pedal, then off again, then on again. They think they are saving petrol by doing so, but in actual fact you use more fuel with that method. So many drivers don’t realise that smooth and steady is the way to save fuel and improve your economy no matter what vehicle you have. The less energy needed to accelerate a vehicle the less fuel you use to build up the energy to move the mass. So if you are gentle with your applications and keep up a fairly constant speed then you can save fuel. A cruise control system can help with this because the car’s electronics will apply light throttle openings to keep the vehicle moving. Its range of sensitivity is generally better than a human’s foot being applied.
When you combine the use of cruise control to really good road awareness ie looking far ahead and pre-empting vehicle movements around you, it becomes easier to flow with the traffic rathe than darting around or accelerating & decelerating quickly.
There are hundreds of brands and models of cruise control products available for sale in Australia. Price for a new system can cost from $200 to $1000 depending on the product chosen.
It is important to also consider the installation cost and this will vary depending on the vehicle and where it is located. Every installation will require a different scope of work to complete.
The cost for cruise control installation will vary from $200 to $1,500 depending on the work required for the installation.
A simple replacement will be different to a custom installation and fitting.
Every installation will require a different scope of work to complete and we can happily provide a quotation to supply and fit an alarm.
Using cruise control is a great way to maintain your vehicle’s speed & concentrate more on your actual driving compared to keeping an eye on the speedo. While you shouldn’t rely on cruise control to drive your vehicle it is very effective at ensuring you remain under the speed limit or good for long distance driving especially on freeways or motorways.
Using cruise control is a great way to maintain your vehicle’s speed & concentrate more on your actual driving compared to keeping a constant eye on the speedo.