Words by Christopher Kho
 
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As a regular motorist (if that's a fair general classification), I drive an average of 10,000 km a year within Metro Manila, at an average speed of 40 km/h if I'm lucky, and get 8.5 km/L in my 2006 Civic. Given that premise, I never saw the need to fill up on high octane unleaded gasoline. Instead, I settle for regular which probably saves me around P140 per full tank over the fancy stuff. Then came Petron with their new Blaze 100 Euro 4 fuel.
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Petron Corporation is taking the lead in clean fuels by launching the country's first Euro 4-compliant gasoline - two and a half years ahead the Philippine government's mandate takes effect in 2016. Petron Blaze 100 Euro 4 is specially formulated to meet more stringent and environment-friendly Euro 4 fuel standard. But more importantly, it meets the fuel quality requirement of high-performance and luxury cars such as Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Maserati - something that Petron Chairman and CEO Ramon S. Ang should know all too well.
 
Of course, other cars on the road will benefit from Petron's Blaze 100 Euro 4 as well. You see, most of the new vehicles sold locally actually require Euro 4 fuel to run at their optimum performance. And a switch from the Euro 2 fuel most pumps have today to the new Blaze 100 Euro 4 will not only improve performance, but also engine reliability.
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A free service that was once only offered during Holy Week, Petron Corporation is now expanding their renowned Lakbay Alalay program into a full-blown, year-round campaign. Now called as Lakbay Alalay, Kasama Mo Sa Biyahe, new activities has been added to the supersized program to reach beyond the traditional motorist assistance service for Holy Week. Added services now covers the environment, health, tourism, community, and livelihood programs.
 
Through Lakbay Alalay, Kasama Mo Sa Biyahe, Petron hopes to strengthen the bond of companionship and unity with Filipinos everywhere, not just during the Holy Week but in all aspects of their daily lives.
Published in Road Safety
 
petron_undassafetyPetron Lakbay Alalay, the country's longest running motorist assistance program, is once again on the road to provide Free Safety Checks for both two-wheeled and four-wheeled motorists during the upcoming Undas holidays so that you can have a worry-free road-trip. Plus, get a Free cup of coffee when you gas up at Petron.
 
From October 28 to November 1, 2011, participating Petron stations in major highways offer extensive 38 point inspection to ensure vehicles are in roadworthy condition. Simply look for the Free Safety Check sign to avail of this service. Inspection points include:
 
  1. TIRES: Pressure, wear, and spare tire.
  2. ENGINE: Air filter element, fan belt, power steering belt, alternator belt, air conditioner belt, upper and lower radiator hose.
  3. FLUIDS: Engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, clutch fluid, gear oil, power steering fluid, radiator coolant, and window washer.
  4. BATTERY: Battery fluid and battery terminals.
  5. LIGHTS: Headlights, signal lights, brake lights, hazard, fog lights, third brake light, and light gauges.
  6. UNDERCHASSIS: Tie rod ends, upper and lower ball joints, cross joints, shock absorbers, and axle boots.
  7. ACCESSORIES: Wiper blades, horn, basic tools, jack, and early warning device. 
Published in Road Safety
 
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We all know how much time and money it costs for a doctor's appointment, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't go. Luckily, your car doesn't have to go through the same predicament, because Petron, the country's leading oil company, is now giving car check-ups all year round for FREE
 
Originally offered as part of its Lakbay Alalay program, Free Safety Check is now magnified into a year-round program to help motorists ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy. It also further strengthens Petron's road safety advocacy as part of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 - 2020 campaign.
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Petron Lakbay Alalay, the county’s longest-running and most extensive motorist assistance program, has aligned its activities to strongly support the United Nation's Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which was launched last May 11, 2011. Initial programs include free safety checks offered at participating Petron stations that helps ensure vehicles are well-maintained for worry-free travel. Petron also has a Mobile Lakbay Alalay project that sends road safety tips as well as car care and service reminders to registered mobile phone users.
 
The campaign was rolled out in the Philippines under the auspices of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP), and international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Published in Road Safety
 
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The 2nd Petron Sprint 4T Endurance & Economy Run was given the green flag last February 05, 2011 with a field of 306 riders competing in eight classes.
 
While maintaining an emphasis on safety and proper adherence to public riding safety rules and regulations, the run required competitors to travel 750 kilometers with the most economical fuel consumption at the most reasonable time. Taking off from Petron-Diego Silang, the riders navigated through the roads leading to Valenzuela, Bulacan and then traversing McArthur Highway through the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Benguet and Mountain Province. Nineteen designated Petron service stations along the route were utilized as official filling stations and checkpoints to verify that the participants followed the correct route and prescribed speed. The final checkpoint and finish line was located at the Petron service station in Kisad, Baguio City.  
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lakbay_alalayPetron Lakbay Alalay, the country’s longest running motorist assistance program, is reaching out this entire summer holiday season from mid-March until the end of May to provide safety checks as well as safety tips to motorists nationwide. With its expanded coverage, it strengthens its safety advocacy through its comprehensive package of activities, services and products.

Free Service Checks
To help motorists prepare for a safe, worry-free travel, participating Petron service stations and car care centers will provide a free 15-point service check-up. This includes checks on tire pressure, oil and water level, and brakes inspection. In this way, Petron helps ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and will take you safely to your destination. 
Published in Road Safety
 
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Petron Corporation has just come up with a clever series of quick and catchy reminders for motorists as part of its Petron EnerTripid campaign, a public information advocacy for fuel efficient driving and road safety. These fuel conservation tips have become more relevant in the light of high oil prices.

Petron EnerTripid educates motorists on how to get the most value out of their fuel with tips to help improve consumption.
 
Beating the red light consumes more gas. We tend to accelerate as we approach an intersection, particularly when trying to avoid getting caught at a stop light. More often than not, this effort is futile and just wastes gas.
 
Life is not a race. To save gas, maintain a steady pace. Even race drivers know that a smooth drive is also a fast drive. Maintaining a constant speed at the recommended speed limit is often the quickest way to get to your destination. Enjoy the drive.
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