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It’s a well-known fact that a car loses some of its value the second they’re driven off the dealership’s lot. Some even estimate that a car depreciates as much as 40 to 45 percent within the first three years of ownership. This means that after three years, you’ll only be …

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You already know the tips to keep your air conditioner running optimally, but how do you make your AC run colder? With climate change, even the supposed cooler months feel warmer than usual, so anybody can certainly use a bit more cooling down inside their cars, especially when bogged down …

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There are so many things to consider when buying a used car. You’re probably aware of the ‘necessities’ that go into the process, such as research, inspection and test driving. What about the price? How do you make sure that the used car you intend to buy has been priced …

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You know what the different colors of the traffic lights mean: green means ‘go,’ red means ‘stop,’ and yellow means, ‘slow down (not speed up).’ You expect the traffic lights to change color, but what about your car’s exhaust? If you’ve owned your car for some time, chances are you’ve …

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A crosswind is more than just the name of Isuzu‘s once-popular but now-discontinued MPV line. Defined as strong winds blowing across one’s direction of travel, crosswinds are a danger to every motorist on the road. It’s been known to blow cars straight into the opposite lane or completely off the …

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The SUV is currently the most popular car category in the world, besting the sales of sedans, compacts, and everything else in almost every automotive market across the globe. For car-buying families, it’s easy to see why: SUVs are spacious, possess the most advanced safety technologies, and have versatile seating …

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Filipinos love cars, that’s why we have so much of them. We love them so much that we’re willing to forego the perfectly sensible ’20 percent down payment, 5 years to pay’ auto loan and go with even a ‘0 down, 7 years to pay’ variety. Just so we can …

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Even though the Anti-Distracted Driving Act went into effect more than two years ago, with offenders facing fines of up to PHP20,000, distracted driving still remains a serious problem among drivers in the Philippines. Mobile devices are far from the only cause of distracted driving, even if it’s still a …

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Petron, the only Filipino-owned major oil company, launched a new campaign that aims to help motorists boost the safety, fuel efficiency, and dependability of their vehicles. Dubbed the ‘Fuel Wise’ campaign, Petron’s new advocacy encourages its customers to ensure the proper maintenance of their vehicles and use high-quality fuel to …

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Your car’s electrical system is vital to its optimal operation. Without it, your car won’t start, and you won’t feel comfortable in your car, since all the creature comforts (air conditioner, infotainment, charging systems, etc.) rely on it. Not to mention, your safety systems need it, too. Needless to say, …

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Your car’s belts and hoses are important to your vehicle. The belts transmit power from the engine to other accessories like the air conditioner, fans, and charging systems. They also allow your engine to run smoothly, allowing power to be dispersed well throughout your vehicle. Hoses, on the other hand, …

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They say we need at least seven glasses of water each day, but leaving your water bottle inside the car can do more than quench your thirst–it can also start a fire. While this could prove handy when you need to survive in the wilderness, leaving your water bottle can …

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When it comes to car-buying negotiations, the car salesperson has you at a disadvantage. Day in and day out, these people deal with customers just like you. Meanwhile, you only ever talk to them on the rare occasion that you decide to buy a car. This can be a major …

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ac air conditioner

It’s easy for air-conditioning problems to catch you by surprise. Sometimes, you’ll notice wet spots on your floor mats and wonder where it’s coming from. Unless you have spill-prone passengers, the culprit may already be your car air-conditioner. Whether or not you should be worried depends on the amount and …

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The convenience that motorcycles provide is negated by the fact that they are more prone to accidents. From January to August 2018, the National Capital Region saw 14,707 motorcycle accidents, with 124 resulting in deaths. That’s almost five times more than bicycle fatalities in a given year. Unarguably, it is …

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