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Rostra Aftermarket Cruise Control Kits


When people buy cars, they may not think of cruise control being an essential feature. Even if they do want the feature, also, they may not think to check if a car, truck, or SUV has that specific feature until it’s too late. For those people, thankfully, aftermarket cruise control kits are available, and are easy to install and affordable. Whether you’re a dedicated DIYer or would rather have someone do the job professionally, you’ll be able to start enjoying cruise control in no time when you get an aftermarket kit.


Benefits of Purchasing an Aftermarket Cruise Control Kit

Whether you purchased a new car without realizing it didn’t have cruise control, a new car that you knew didn’t have it, or any other vehicle, if you find yourself wishing you had cruise control, you’re not out of luck.

Aftermarket cruise control kits allow you to choose after the initial vehicle purchase to add the feature, and are quick to install. They also offer you benefits such as:

  • Potential for increased gas mileage due to steady speed
  • Less driving fatigue, particularly on long drives
  • More comfortable ride
  • Lower risk of speeding violations, since you can set the speed and not mistakenly go over the limit


One of the most well-known names in the aftermarket cruise control market is Rostra, and for good reason.

Rostra Cruise Control Kits

With nearly 150 years of experience in manufacturing and the automotive industry, Rostra is known as an ideal partner in the industry. They are North America’s largest supplier of cruise controls and transmission products to the automotive aftermarket. They’ve spent many years designing and innovating new products to better serve the market, and as a result, are able to supply aftermarket cruise control kits for a wide range of vehicles.


Universal cruse control systems work by constantly measuring changes in engine loading and vehicle speeding in order to maintain a set speed. With a universal kit from Rostra, you can easily set the controls and avoid unintended speeding. Additionally, cruise control can lower driver fatigue, particularly on long drives, so if you’re the type of person who takes long car trips, cruise control can be a huge benefit. It’s also been shown to improve fuel efficiency, since there’s no fluctuation in speed causing the vehicle to use more gasoline to throttle. Rostra’s Global Cruise cruise control system is designed to adapt to almost all vehicles. For instance, it accommodates:

  • 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8-cylinder gas and diesel engines
  • Automatic and manual transmissions (diesel with manual may require a clutch switch)
  • Steering wheel column or dashboard mounting (depending on switch being used)
  • Most cars and trucks with a mechanical throttle body.

Features of Rostra’s Universal Aftermarket Kit

Rostra’s universal kit is easily operated, with the ability to coast as well as increase or decrease by a rate of one MPH per tap. The kit comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty (whichever comes first). Additionally, the Vehicle Speed Sensor (or VSS) wire is already in harness, making installation easier. The universal kit has a modular design and is neutral safety switch (NSS) compatible, as well. The global cruise control kit was designed with safety and flexibility in mind, and when you purchase one for your vehicle, you can be sure you’re getting high quality equipment. Rostra manufactures several control switches for cruise control operation, as well, so you’ll have no trouble finding one that looks great and works efficiently.

How to Install a Rostra Universal Cruise Control Kit

When you purchase a cruise control kit from The Cruise Control Store, we’re happy to not only give you complete step-by-step instructions for how to install it, but offer support via phone as well. Our professional technicians are here to help answer any questions you may have as well as walk you through the installation process if you’re having any trouble. If you’d rather have a professional install the kit for you, we’re happy to provide you with information to find an affiliate shop in your area.

About Rostra

Rostra specializes in both universal and vehicle-specific aftermarket electronic cruise control systems as well as other products for vehicles. They are known for high quality design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing, and in addition to supplying U.S. customers, they export to many other countries as well. Rostra has built relationships with many foremost companies in the automotive industry, such as:

  • GM Truck and Bus Operations
  • Winnebago
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • TCI (Toyota of Canada)
  • Southeast Toyota
  • Audiovox
  • Advanced Auto Parts


When you’re ready to add cruise control to your vehicle, you can trust Rostra’s aftermarket kits, and at The Cruise Control Store, we’re proud to offer these kits to all of our customers. Contact us today for more information—we’re happy to answer any questions you may have about Rostra or any of the other cruise control kits we offer.