Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal The Automotive Industry: Under the Hood Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:57:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://ik.imagekit.io/hj8sm3kk7/carmudi-blog/carmudi-ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/01132114/favicon-50x50.gif Carmudi Philippines https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/ 32 32 <![CDATA[Nissan Philippines Gives Customers 30-Day Grace Period]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/nissan-philippines-gives-customers-30-day-grace-period/ extend their payment deadlines to help Filipinos cope up during  these trying times. Nissan Philippines, in partnership with EastWest bank, enforced a 30-day extension of payment deadlines for eligible Nissan Finance customers whose due dates fall within the period covered by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (March 17, 2020 to April 13, 2020). nissan ph Along with the extension of payment deadlines, Nissan Philippines is extending the warranty coverage and scheduled preventive maintenance service (PMS) for 30 days as well. Once the quarantine is lifted, you can have your PMS rescheduled provided that the initial PMS falls within the quarantine period. For Nissan vehicle owners whose vehicle warranties will expire within the quarantine period, Nissan is also extending the warranty period for an additional 30 days. However, it should be noted that the 30 day extension for warranty coverage is still subject to warranty validation. The following conditions are not covered by the warranty:
  • All tires and batteries are subject to a separate warranty, as set out in detail under the section titled “TIRE AND BATTERY WARRANTY.”
  • Damage or failures resulting from unauthorized modifications or use of any non “Genuine Nissan” parts, accessories, or equipment.
  • Damage or failures resulting from the use of non-recommended, improper or dirty fuel, fluid, oil, or lubricant.
  • Misuse, such as driving over kerbs, overloading, racing, continuous drive after the loss of lubricants, oils, refrigerant, or water.
Nissan dealerships continue to remain closed during the quarantine period. Customers with important queries will still be able to contact Nissan through their Customer Assistance Center Hotline at (02) 8403-6593.  

Also Read: 

Meet the Women Behind the Nissan Juke

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Nissan Philippines recently announced that they will extend their payment deadlines to help Filipinos cope up during  these trying times.
<![CDATA[Nissan Philippines Gives Customers 30-Day Grace Period]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/nissan-philippines-gives-customers-30-day-grace-period/ extend their payment deadlines to help Filipinos cope up during  these trying times. Nissan Philippines, in partnership with EastWest bank, enforced a 30-day extension of payment deadlines for eligible Nissan Finance customers whose due dates fall within the period covered by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (March 17, 2020 to April 13, 2020). nissan ph Along with the extension of payment deadlines, Nissan Philippines is extending the warranty coverage and scheduled preventive maintenance service (PMS) for 30 days as well. Once the quarantine is lifted, you can have your PMS rescheduled provided that the initial PMS falls within the quarantine period. For Nissan vehicle owners whose vehicle warranties will expire within the quarantine period, Nissan is also extending the warranty period for an additional 30 days. However, it should be noted that the 30 day extension for warranty coverage is still subject to warranty validation. The following conditions are not covered by the warranty:
  • All tires and batteries are subject to a separate warranty, as set out in detail under the section titled “TIRE AND BATTERY WARRANTY.”
  • Damage or failures resulting from unauthorized modifications or use of any non “Genuine Nissan” parts, accessories, or equipment.
  • Damage or failures resulting from the use of non-recommended, improper or dirty fuel, fluid, oil, or lubricant.
  • Misuse, such as driving over kerbs, overloading, racing, continuous drive after the loss of lubricants, oils, refrigerant, or water.
Nissan dealerships continue to remain closed during the quarantine period. Customers with important queries will still be able to contact Nissan through their Customer Assistance Center Hotline at (02) 8403-6593.  

Also Read: 

Meet the Women Behind the Nissan Juke

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Nissan Philippines recently announced that they will extend their payment deadlines to help Filipinos cope up during  these trying times.
<![CDATA[How to Care for Your Car During ECQ]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/how-to-care-for-your-car-during-the-quarantine/ Make sure your car is covered car cover   If you’re not going to be around your car a lot, make sure that your car is in a safe place away from any falling debris or even protect your car’s pain from scratches. If you don’t have the option to park your car indoors, use a car cover or a tarp to shield your vehicle away from the elements.

Deter rodents

rodent

  To make sure that little critters don’t go into your car and chew on the wiring, there are natural sprays and deterrents you can use on and around your car to repel rodents. You can use peppermint spray/essential oil, moth balls, or dryer sheets by placing them in various places in the car’s engine bay.  You can also place rat traps around the perimeter of the vehicle.

Clean the cabin

cleaning   This might be a little nitpicky, but clean your car’s interior before leaving it for an extended amount of time. Leftover food like biscuit crumbs or snacks can attract ants or mice, and make your car smell bad. Cleaning the car and spraying the inside with a little freshener before storing it away should do the trick.

Wash your car

washing car

  If you’re going to leave your car outside, or if you don’t have a car  cover, make sure to wash your car’s exterior once every 1-2 weeks just to make sure that the dust, grime, and excess moisture doesn’t damage the paint job. After a thorough wash, applying a coat or two of polish/wax will keep the moisture away from your vehicle.

Keep it running

driving

  Taking your car out for a short drive will ensure that all moving parts of the engine are exercised and kept moving. This also helps maintain the life of the battery and keeps all the fluids flowing. If you don’t have the option to drive around, keeping your engine running for about 15 minutes should get everything nice and warmed up.

Spark plugs

spark plug

  If you’re not going to be able to use your car for a very long period of time, it is advised that you unplug the spark plugs and spray a little bit of oil into the sockets before plugging them again. This helps protect the interior of the cylinder-head from rust and will keep moisture away. However, if you’re not comfortable in handling the internal workings of your car, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Battery care

car battery

  Removing the battery from the car will prevent it from dying and rusting. Putting a little petroleum jelly or grease on the battery terminals will prevent rusting, and make sure to store the battery in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. Again, if you’re not well versed in dealing with your car’s mechanics, don’t fiddle with it.

Engine oil

engine oil

  Changing the engine oil will also help your idle car last longer as used oil contains moisture, metal filings, and other corrosive materials. Putting a fresh batch of oil in your car’s engine and driving it for a few rounds will ensure that the new oil is circulated inside the engine.

Keep your tires properly inflated

flat tire

  Before leaving your car, make sure that all four tires are properly inflated and that they are at the correct pressure. If your car doesn’t have a tire pressure monitoring system, the correct pressure can usually be found on a small placard on the driver’s side door jamb.  

Also Read:

10 Essential Tools for Every Car Owner

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a majority of the drivers to stay at home and leave their cars idle.
<![CDATA[How to Care for Your Car During ECQ]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/how-to-care-for-your-car-during-the-quarantine/ Make sure your car is covered car cover   If you’re not going to be around your car a lot, make sure that your car is in a safe place away from any falling debris or even protect your car’s pain from scratches. If you don’t have the option to park your car indoors, use a car cover or a tarp to shield your vehicle away from the elements.

Deter rodents

rodent

  To make sure that little critters don’t go into your car and chew on the wiring, there are natural sprays and deterrents you can use on and around your car to repel rodents. You can use peppermint spray/essential oil, moth balls, or dryer sheets by placing them in various places in the car’s engine bay.  You can also place rat traps around the perimeter of the vehicle.

Clean the cabin

cleaning   This might be a little nitpicky, but clean your car’s interior before leaving it for an extended amount of time. Leftover food like biscuit crumbs or snacks can attract ants or mice, and make your car smell bad. Cleaning the car and spraying the inside with a little freshener before storing it away should do the trick.

Wash your car

washing car

  If you’re going to leave your car outside, or if you don’t have a car  cover, make sure to wash your car’s exterior once every 1-2 weeks just to make sure that the dust, grime, and excess moisture doesn’t damage the paint job. After a thorough wash, applying a coat or two of polish/wax will keep the moisture away from your vehicle.

Keep it running

driving

  Taking your car out for a short drive will ensure that all moving parts of the engine are exercised and kept moving. This also helps maintain the life of the battery and keeps all the fluids flowing. If you don’t have the option to drive around, keeping your engine running for about 15 minutes should get everything nice and warmed up.

Spark plugs

spark plug

  If you’re not going to be able to use your car for a very long period of time, it is advised that you unplug the spark plugs and spray a little bit of oil into the sockets before plugging them again. This helps protect the interior of the cylinder-head from rust and will keep moisture away. However, if you’re not comfortable in handling the internal workings of your car, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Battery care

car battery

  Removing the battery from the car will prevent it from dying and rusting. Putting a little petroleum jelly or grease on the battery terminals will prevent rusting, and make sure to store the battery in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. Again, if you’re not well versed in dealing with your car’s mechanics, don’t fiddle with it.

Engine oil

engine oil

  Changing the engine oil will also help your idle car last longer as used oil contains moisture, metal filings, and other corrosive materials. Putting a fresh batch of oil in your car’s engine and driving it for a few rounds will ensure that the new oil is circulated inside the engine.

Keep your tires properly inflated

flat tire

  Before leaving your car, make sure that all four tires are properly inflated and that they are at the correct pressure. If your car doesn’t have a tire pressure monitoring system, the correct pressure can usually be found on a small placard on the driver’s side door jamb.  

Also Read:

10 Essential Tools for Every Car Owner

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a majority of the drivers to stay at home and leave their cars idle.
<![CDATA[How to Care for Your Car During ECQ]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/how-to-care-for-your-car-during-the-quarantine/ Make sure your car is covered car cover   If you’re not going to be around your car a lot, make sure that your car is in a safe place away from any falling debris or even protect your car’s pain from scratches. If you don’t have the option to park your car indoors, use a car cover or a tarp to shield your vehicle away from the elements.

Deter rodents

rodent

  To make sure that little critters don’t go into your car and chew on the wiring, there are natural sprays and deterrents you can use on and around your car to repel rodents. You can use peppermint spray/essential oil, moth balls, or dryer sheets by placing them in various places in the car’s engine bay.  You can also place rat traps around the perimeter of the vehicle.

Clean the cabin

cleaning   This might be a little nitpicky, but clean your car’s interior before leaving it for an extended amount of time. Leftover food like biscuit crumbs or snacks can attract ants or mice, and make your car smell bad. Cleaning the car and spraying the inside with a little freshener before storing it away should do the trick.

Wash your car

washing car

  If you’re going to leave your car outside, or if you don’t have a car  cover, make sure to wash your car’s exterior once every 1-2 weeks just to make sure that the dust, grime, and excess moisture doesn’t damage the paint job. After a thorough wash, applying a coat or two of polish/wax will keep the moisture away from your vehicle.

Keep it running

driving

  Taking your car out for a short drive will ensure that all moving parts of the engine are exercised and kept moving. This also helps maintain the life of the battery and keeps all the fluids flowing. If you don’t have the option to drive around, keeping your engine running for about 15 minutes should get everything nice and warmed up.

Spark plugs

spark plug

  If you’re not going to be able to use your car for a very long period of time, it is advised that you unplug the spark plugs and spray a little bit of oil into the sockets before plugging them again. This helps protect the interior of the cylinder-head from rust and will keep moisture away. However, if you’re not comfortable in handling the internal workings of your car, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Battery care

car battery

  Removing the battery from the car will prevent it from dying and rusting. Putting a little petroleum jelly or grease on the battery terminals will prevent rusting, and make sure to store the battery in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. Again, if you’re not well versed in dealing with your car’s mechanics, don’t fiddle with it.

Engine oil

engine oil

  Changing the engine oil will also help your idle car last longer as used oil contains moisture, metal filings, and other corrosive materials. Putting a fresh batch of oil in your car’s engine and driving it for a few rounds will ensure that the new oil is circulated inside the engine.

Keep your tires properly inflated

flat tire

  Before leaving your car, make sure that all four tires are properly inflated and that they are at the correct pressure. If your car doesn’t have a tire pressure monitoring system, the correct pressure can usually be found on a small placard on the driver’s side door jamb.  

Also Read:

10 Essential Tools for Every Car Owner

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a majority of the drivers to stay at home and leave their cars idle.
<![CDATA[PilipinasAuto Lends Free Shuttle Service to Frontliners]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/pilipinasauto-lends-free-shuttle-service-to-frontliners/ Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PilipinasAuto) has offered services to the country's frontliners against the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus (SARS-COV). The official distributor of Indian carmakerPilipinasAuto has thrown support to the frontliners and essential workers who continue to provide selfless acts despite the threat brought by the global pandemic. With that, PilipinasAuto, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Office of the Vice President, helped in the mobilization of the health frontliners. With no fanfare nor bright lights to welcome its coming, the said company already made available to the frontliners several units of its yet-to-be-launched Dongfeng Class 2 and 3 modern Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) as additional means of transportation. Dongfeng PUV   These Dongfeng PUVs will cover 2 routes such as:

Route 1:

SM Masinag to Philippine General Hospital (and will pass-by other hospitals within the area such as St. Luke’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital and others) and

Route 2:

SM San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview (including several hospitals such as North Caloocan Doctors Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial and others). PilipinasAuto has expressed its support and utmost gratitude for the sacrifices and dedication of all the frontliners. According to their statement, the company is "committed in not only providing quality vehicles but is also working hard towards becoming a responsible corporate citizen always ready to respond and contribute for the best of the nation." The Pilipinas Autogroup, Incorporated (PilipinasAuto) was established in 2014 and begun as the official distributor of Tata vehicles in the country. This year, they are set to officially launch Dongfeng brand in the country. Currently operating 12 dealerships across the country, they are marketing Super Ace Mint, and modern PUV 1 for Tata, as well as the Captain E, N, D9 trucks, cargo trucks, tractor heads, cement mixer, and dump trucks, mini bus, modern PUV 2 and modern PUV 3 under the Dongfeng marque. It was only in October that China-based truck brand Dongfeng has announced its premier dealership under Pilipinas Autogroup (PAI). Prior to the partnership, PAI is the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors from India.

Also read:

Dongfeng Opens First Dealership Under Pilipinas Autogroup 

Dongfeng opens newest showroom in Isabela

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc.
<![CDATA[PilipinasAuto Lends Free Shuttle Service to Frontliners]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/pilipinasauto-lends-free-shuttle-service-to-frontliners/ Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PilipinasAuto) has offered services to the country's frontliners against the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus (SARS-COV). The official distributor of Indian carmakerPilipinasAuto has thrown support to the frontliners and essential workers who continue to provide selfless acts despite the threat brought by the global pandemic. With that, PilipinasAuto, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Office of the Vice President, helped in the mobilization of the health frontliners. With no fanfare nor bright lights to welcome its coming, the said company already made available to the frontliners several units of its yet-to-be-launched Dongfeng Class 2 and 3 modern Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) as additional means of transportation. Dongfeng PUV   These Dongfeng PUVs will cover 2 routes such as:

Route 1:

SM Masinag to Philippine General Hospital (and will pass-by other hospitals within the area such as St. Luke’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital and others) and

Route 2:

SM San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview (including several hospitals such as North Caloocan Doctors Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial and others). PilipinasAuto has expressed its support and utmost gratitude for the sacrifices and dedication of all the frontliners. According to their statement, the company is "committed in not only providing quality vehicles but is also working hard towards becoming a responsible corporate citizen always ready to respond and contribute for the best of the nation." The Pilipinas Autogroup, Incorporated (PilipinasAuto) was established in 2014 and begun as the official distributor of Tata vehicles in the country. This year, they are set to officially launch Dongfeng brand in the country. Currently operating 12 dealerships across the country, they are marketing Super Ace Mint, and modern PUV 1 for Tata, as well as the Captain E, N, D9 trucks, cargo trucks, tractor heads, cement mixer, and dump trucks, mini bus, modern PUV 2 and modern PUV 3 under the Dongfeng marque. It was only in October that China-based truck brand Dongfeng has announced its premier dealership under Pilipinas Autogroup (PAI). Prior to the partnership, PAI is the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors from India.

Also read:

Dongfeng Opens First Dealership Under Pilipinas Autogroup 

Dongfeng opens newest showroom in Isabela

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc.
<![CDATA[PilipinasAuto Lends Free Shuttle Service to Frontliners]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/pilipinasauto-lends-free-shuttle-service-to-frontliners/ Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PilipinasAuto) has offered services to the country's frontliners against the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-CoronaVirus (SARS-COV). The official distributor of Indian carmakerPilipinasAuto has thrown support to the frontliners and essential workers who continue to provide selfless acts despite the threat brought by the global pandemic. With that, PilipinasAuto, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Office of the Vice President, helped in the mobilization of the health frontliners. With no fanfare nor bright lights to welcome its coming, the said company already made available to the frontliners several units of its yet-to-be-launched Dongfeng Class 2 and 3 modern Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) as additional means of transportation. Dongfeng PUV   These Dongfeng PUVs will cover 2 routes such as:

Route 1:

SM Masinag to Philippine General Hospital (and will pass-by other hospitals within the area such as St. Luke’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital and others) and

Route 2:

SM San Jose Del Monte to SM Fairview (including several hospitals such as North Caloocan Doctors Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial and others). PilipinasAuto has expressed its support and utmost gratitude for the sacrifices and dedication of all the frontliners. According to their statement, the company is "committed in not only providing quality vehicles but is also working hard towards becoming a responsible corporate citizen always ready to respond and contribute for the best of the nation." The Pilipinas Autogroup, Incorporated (PilipinasAuto) was established in 2014 and begun as the official distributor of Tata vehicles in the country. This year, they are set to officially launch Dongfeng brand in the country. Currently operating 12 dealerships across the country, they are marketing Super Ace Mint, and modern PUV 1 for Tata, as well as the Captain E, N, D9 trucks, cargo trucks, tractor heads, cement mixer, and dump trucks, mini bus, modern PUV 2 and modern PUV 3 under the Dongfeng marque. It was only in October that China-based truck brand Dongfeng has announced its premier dealership under Pilipinas Autogroup (PAI). Prior to the partnership, PAI is the exclusive distributor of Tata Motors from India.

Also read:

Dongfeng Opens First Dealership Under Pilipinas Autogroup 

Dongfeng opens newest showroom in Isabela

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc.
<![CDATA[Five Songs To Make You Road-Trip Ready Post-ECQ]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/five-songs-to-make-you-road-trip-ready/ April 13 (although that remains a big IF). Should that happen though, we imagine the joy and relief that everyone must feel when our country finally beats the Covid-19 pandemic. Our empathies go out to those hardest hit by the disease, from lost jobs, to lost income, to lost loved ones. Nevertheless, the Filipino indomitable spirit has prevailed over large scale disasters and adversities before, and we’ve certainly endured calamities worse than this. So when it’s finally over, we expect that those who suffer terrible losses during our country’s terrible ordeal will still find it in their heart to remain hopeful for the future. Speaking of hope, there are few better ways to celebrate it than going on a road trip with a playlist on full blast, and so we came up with this list of tunes on Spotify to immediately play on your car's Apple- or Android-compatible infotainment system the moment quarantine lifts, with your windows rolled down doing your best William Wallace impersonation.
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Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)

And I'm free
Free fallin'
Now I'm free
Free fallin', fallin'
A song that originally started out as a joke (songwriter Tom Petty originally wrote the song to make his collaborator, Jeff Lynne, laugh), this song has been immortalized when Tom Cruise sang it in the movie, Jerry Maguire. In that scene, Cruise’s character can be seen fiddling with the radio dials before the song comes up, and when it does, we get cinematic gold. Though the term freefalling has a somewhat negative connotation, the Jerry Maguire scene cements the song as an anthem for freedom more than anything else.  

Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)

But I keep cruising,
Can't stop, won't stop moving
It's like I got this music in my mind,
Sayin' it's gonna be alright
The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruptions to everyone’s daily life, with cancelled events, work shutdowns, and travel restrictions preventing everyone to live their lives normally. Drive away those month-long self-isolation blues with Taylor Swift’s most successful song, “Shake It Off.” As one of the rare tunes on the pop superstar’s portfolio of hits that’s not about a boy, it’s an instantly likable song, and there’s no action more apt to do when you finally get out of the house than to ‘shake it all off,’ so to speak. If this upbeat dance tune doesn’t get those hips swinging, it’ll at least get your foot tapping. Just make sure to do neither while you’re behind the wheel.  

Overdrive (Eraserheads)

Gusto kong matutong mag-drive
(Kahit na wala akong kotse)
Gusto kong matutong mag-drive
(Kahit na walang lisensya)
If you’re someone who likes to head out to various summer destinations every time the warm months roll in, then this ode to road travel turns into a nostalgic tearjerker should you find yourself listening to it while the quarantine is still active. For sure, hearing the words beach, burger, fries, tapsilog, siopao, and girlfriend are going to make you bawl in misery. Nevertheless, the Eraserheads’ take on The Beatles’ Drive My Car is an essential song to include in your end-of-quarantine driving playlist given its relevance, especially if you’ve had your car holed up for so long.  

Magbalik (Callalily)

'Di na alam ang gagawin
Upang ika'y magbalik sa'kin
Ginawa ko naman ang lahat
Bakit bigla na lang naghanap?
The world keeps on turning even when humankind is at a standstill. As the most popular song in Callalily’s repertoire, it’s safe to assume that someone in your family (maybe you) knows its lyrics by heart. Once the unmistakable distorted guitar lick kicks in (considered The Forbidden Riff among six-string circles), you can’t help but feel uplifted by the song’s message of urgency and optimism. And optimism is something that we can definitely use in these trying times. Tulad ng mundong hindi tumitigil sa pag-ikot, hopefully, when we finally have the coronavirus beat, we can all do a ‘magbalik’ to the lives we used to know.  

Chariots of Fire Main Theme (Vangelis)

On the day that the government announces that ECQ has been lifted, make sure to have this instrumental tune playing on your car’s audio system volumed out as your garage door opens and the sunlight starts to trickle in. When you finally pull out your car from the driveway or parking lot, be sure to drive as if you’re in a slow motion music video with this song on the background. It’ll make the whole experience feel more epic.  

Also Read:

For Better Road Safety This 2020, Go beyond 20/20 Vision, Says GEM

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 How’s life under quarantine? Are you up to your eyeballs doing nothing? Bet you’re just itching to hit the road and do some long distance driving once the quarantine lifts this April 13 (although that remains a big IF).
<![CDATA[Take a Look at Vauxhall’s 1903 5-Hp Car]]> https://www.carmudi.com.ph/journal/take-a-look-at-vauxhalls-1903-5-hp-car/ Vauxhall’s first line of cars perk you right up. vauxhall light car Built in 1903, the year Vauxhall made its first cars, the vehicle shown here is known as the ‘Light Car,’ which featured a slow-revving single-cylinder engine capable of a five-horsepower of travel. Although the number is laughable by today’s standards, back then, it was quite the feat. vauxhall light car Vauxhall built 46 ‘Light Cars’ in 1903, and produced another 38 units the following year, with the latter driving 1 hp faster than its predecessor. The Vauxhall Light Car in the photograph below comes with a blue paint exterior and black leather interior, with an engine capacity of 978cc. The vehicle’s ungoverned top speed maxes out at 40 kilometers per hour, with a fuel consumption of  around 16.26 kilometers to a liter.  The cars were notorious for teething problems, with engine failures reported by owners due to broken crankshaft and con rods. However, as cars were basically new technology and there weren’t any driving and car maintenance standards to follow at the time, the damages were primarily attributed to driver error and lack of knowledge regarding proper vehicle upkeep. The Light Car was built in Vauxhall’s original South London factory. Production ended on the vehicle in 1905, when the British car brand moved its factory to Kimpton Road, Luton, where it has stood ever since. vauxhall light car Vauxhall may not match the name recall achieved by its fellow UK contemporaries Land Rover and Mini, but the brand is known for producing practical and affordable everyman cars. It certainly is a popular brand in its home country, as it’s the third bestselling car maker in the UK after Mercedes-Benz and BMW. A subsidiary of French car manufacturer Groupe PSA, Vauxhall sold over one million vehicles all over the world in 2018. The four-seater Light Car belongs to Vauxhall’s Heritage Collection, and is the oldest of its kind in the world. It is currently being showcased as part of Vauxhall’s Decade-a-Day Series, which is scheduled to feature a dozen Vauxhall units from the different decades of the brand’s existence.  

Also Read:

Groupe PSA Recognized for Low-Carbon Initiatives

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https://www.carmudi.com.ph Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Quarantine and self-isolation bringing you down? Let these images of Vauxhall’s first line of cars perk you right up.