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Essential Things Every Car Owner Should Know

Car ownership is not just limited to getting in and out of your vehicle. Aside from the actual driving, car owners should be aware of other factors such as road safety and vehicle maintenance. It is essential to have at least a basic knowledge of such things so that you could be a responsible driver and car owner. Here are some of the things that every car owner should know.

Know your rights when your car gets towed by the MMDA

Getting your car towed is a hassle for obvious reasons. The thing you need to remember here is that every car owner has a right when his/her vehicle is towed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). You have the right to ask for the proper identification of tow truck and its personnel as well as refuse to be towed if they can’t provide one. Know more about your rights when your car gets towed here. As a reminder, be a responsible driver by parking your car in the designated space or area only.

How to drive on uphill roads in an automatic car

Driving on steep, inclined roads could be one of the most challenging things to do–especially for new drivers. This is the reason why arguably every driver remembers their first time to drive through Kennon Road to reach Baguio. Driving uphill in an automatic car is relatively easy because the transmission automatically shifts for you. But that may not always be the case because sometimes you need to ‘manually’ shift to a low gear to have enough pulling power–never underestimate the power of L, 2, and 3 in an automatic car.

Four things to consider in choosing the right engine oil

Choosing the right engine oil is a must to be able to maximize your car’s performance. Aside from knowing the recommended viscosity level, you also need to consider other factors for you to choose the right engine oil. Knowing your location and your driving habits would be of great help in choosing the right engine oil. Do you know how to choose the right engine oil for your car? Learn more here.

Eight road courtesies you should practice when driving on the highway

It’s an open secret that driving in the Philippines is difficult. Driving in the city and highway roads is a battle royale, which is why you should be alert, patient, and relaxed when you’re behind the wheel. If you’re driving on the highway, you should check your mirrors and use the turn signals when changing lanes. You should also maintain a safe following distance to respond better to road hazard or accident. Here are more tips on how to be a courteous driver on the highway.

Tips on how to drive through flooded roads

Flooded streets caused by heavy rainfall is not a new thing in the Philippines. There are times when you don’t have a choice but to plunge in and drive through a flooded road. There are several things that can help you gauge if it’s safe to drive through a flood. Here are some flood-driving tips.

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1 Comment

  1. John Brown
    April 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    Really liked your article. After purchasing the car, this is the first time I am going for a long drive in highway. So before that I was just searching for the essential information and the things to carry. It is a great advice I have got here, in some articles I came to know about the essential things to carry, like first-aid kit, food-drink, car repair kit best car vacuum cleaners and more.

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