Showing posts with label Car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Car. Show all posts

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Pros and Cons of Owning A Car in the Middle of a Crisis

10:34:00 PM

We are still in the pandemic and the health crisis has greatly affected everyone and everything in the world. From big businesses down to the very small enterprises and entrepreneurs.

With the imposed lockdown we are all forced to stay in the house, off from our works, and away from the streets. As much as possible sole confinement.

Perhaps one of the in-demand thing to use aside from health related machines are cars or any form of vehicles. It is very useful especially if you're 'the chosen one' who will buy the needs of the family.

Though cars are indeed in demand, production, selling and buying were actually limited due to the restrictions of the pandemic. If you know about business, I'm sure you already know the implication of the situation. Like in our place in Quezon City, there were lots of car distributors who were forced to close their shops. Not only because of the overhead expenses but because of the inability to make sales. I think I read something about the same status of the car industry that mentioned about the drop in sales. If I'm not mistaken it was in the Wall Street Journal It's a big lose for car companies even a slightest drop.

With our experience during the onslaught of Covid19, it made me and my wife think of owning a car. During the lockdown it is much easier and faster for people with vehicles to go to the grocery stores, unlike us who don't have any vehicles need to walk kilometers away to buy the necessities. It is indeed a must have during emergencies and when there are uncertain situations.

We got too excited that we checked out some of the known car brands and the models. We got into a heated discussion expressing what each of us want in the vehicle we're planning to own. Checked out the brands like Mitsubishi, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota and many more. We even discussed if we could have family van or just a plain car where four of us can be accommodated. Probably the most weird action that we did was checking the car loans that the banks are offering and what's even more advance thinking was that we computed the possible monthly car payment that we need by accessing car payment calculators that you can find online. With this, we can at least have a ball figure of the finances that we need to accumulate monthly.

Like any other cases, there's always the pros and cons when owning a vehicle. So, we must always weigh it in order for us to consider and make a decision. Here are what we have listed so far.


1. It is much faster and easier to go to places we want to visit.
2. There is always a feeling of security.
3. It is helpful when we're carrying heavy loads.
4. We can easily avoid places with heavy traffic


1. High price of fuel and maintenance cost.
2. Hassle of scheduling the maintenance of the vehicle.
3. We always need to consider parking.
4. Possibility of car accident or got stuck in a traffic.

So, until now we're still trying to find our common grounds to agree, but at least we were able to agree on the idea that we need to have more source of income for the car loan in order for us to own a car.

How about you, what are your consideration when you're planning to buy a car?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Petron Introduced and Launched Its High Temperature Protection Line for High-Performance Cars

6:02:00 AM

Petron, one of the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines, just recently launched products that will delight owners of hig-performance cars around the Philippines. The brand introduced products that is scientifically formulated to address vehicle stress during extreme heat. The following are the High Temperature Protection (HTP) line of products that includes the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Premium HTP, the Brake Fluid HTP DOT 4, and the Grease HTP Lithium Complex.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bumper to Bumper Car Show Will Bump You This Weekend

9:58:00 PM
This is not the first time that we are featuring carshows here at but perhaps this is the first time that they'll be having a bigger event for every car enthusiasts to enjoy. So for all fans and expectator of Bumper to Bumper, the longest-running car show and automotive lifestyle event, the day has come again which will happen this coming December 5 and 6 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Now on its 11th year, the multi-event happening features the biggest production setup in any car show in Asia.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Hassle-Free Private Car with GrabCar

6:15:00 AM

If you're looking for an easy access for rent-a-cars, affordable private car and without hassle of ownership, this no-frills chauffeur service provides the same safety standard and convenience that is synonymous with GrabTaxi, introducing GrabCar.  May sooner or later Kwento Ni Toto will be using the services of GrabCar.  So here we go and we're sharing now what just transpired during the launch of this newest chauffeur service.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Making the Switch

12:26:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines—March 2012—Car trouble in the middle of any Philippine road can't be fun.

It doesn't matter what it is—an overheating engine, a radiator leak, a cracked tank, a damaged fan; the experience of your car breaking down on your way to work, to school, to your house, to wherever, is never a pleasant one. It's also likely to cost plenty of time and money, to be spent on emergency phone calls, towing services, repairs at the automotive center, replacement parts, and other incidental fees. One way to avoid these costs—to prevent the problems from even occurring—is to let the experts take lead.

"A quick and cheap fix might temporarily remedy faulty machinery, but it provides no guarantee that the problem will go away," says Mike Gonzalez, General Manager of Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corporation (RAIPMC). "Upon evidence of any car trouble, too many will act without a sense of urgency, too many will fall into thinking that band-aid solutions are going to address critical issues with the car."

By "quick and cheap fix", Gonzalez means the tendency of car owners to buy surplus auto parts, to patronize service shops that don't offer warranties, or, as a first option, to DIY: do it yourself. But cutting corners isn't a good idea—especially not in a country where the high-temperature climate and traffic conditions place a significant strain on a car's engine bay. Radiators, in particular—the part that cools a vehicle's internal combustion engine and stabilizes temperature within the entire system—are prone to deterioration and damage. Yet despite the knowledge that the radiator is a priority component, car owners continue to be lured by "cheap and used" instead of "brand new," by low cost estimates instead of bottomline value.

"It's important to realize that problems with a radiator can't be solved by having it repaired, or by a replacing it with a surplus or used radiator," notes Gonzalez. "It's much more practical to make the switch to a brand new radiator."

To galvanize car owners into action, RAIPMC is working continuously to supply “Evercool,” the company's acclaimed line of high-quality automotive radiators. Launched in 1993, Evercool has since expanded to include 350 models of radiators, for cars, trucks, buses, agricultural machinery, industrail equipment, even computers and power plants—each model built to deliver world-class performance, rock-solid durability, and value-driven practicality.

With an ISO 9001:2008-certified quality management system, JIS-compliant (Japanese International Standard) materials, and a manufacturing process that subjects each Evercool radiator to a number of rigid quality and durability tests, RAIPMC is able to create radiator products that don't let customers down on the road. The reliability of Evercool, in fact, has already been recognized by its growing clientele of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Isuzu Philippines, Columbian Motors, Pilipinas Hino, and Suzuki.

All Evercool radiators are certified 100 percent leak-free, with a life expectancy of around 100,000 kilometers and—with proper maintenance and care—5 or more years of usage. They are also equipped with more water tubes and cooling fins than that of other radiator brands, thus maximizing cooling efficiency even amidst tropical temperatures and extreme driving conditions.

"By the way it looks and the way it works," Gonzalez says, "Evercool represents a unique design breakthrough, carefully crafted in a way that helps prevent the car's engine—and the car owner's temper—from overheating."

RAIPMC's expertise is not limited to manufacturing. The company is also known for its signature brand of service excellence, something that surplus parts sellers, shady dealers, and less capable service shops can't claim to provide. Apart from a strong warranty that protects each Evercool radiator against defects, RAIPMC also offers complete radiator assembly, special fabrication, supply of core, and recoring services—delivered by well-trained professionals who work to meet the highest standards and lift the burden off your shoulders (and pockets).

As RAIPMC's product and service portfolio for Evercool continues to expand, car owners now have a much more valuable solution to car trouble than surplus shopping or a DIY fix. Let the experts take lead—and let the joyride roll ever onward—with Evercool.

For more information about RAIPMC, visit

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