Words by Christopher Kho
 
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At the rate we're going, it wouldn't be such a surprise when the pollution we generate eventually causes our demise in just a few decades. And one of main sources of pollution is the use of crude oil. Extracting, using, and disposing crude oil and all of its constituents have an adverse effect on the environment, including us. 
 
If only we all took the responsibility to manage our resources properly, both environmental and health risks will be greatly reduced. Good thing Valvoline is doing its part through NextGen - their first premium oil that's made with 50% recycled oil. And here are the top reasons why Recycled Oil will help save the world.
 
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With this year's hyperactive monsoon season, it's not an uncommon sight to see the roads of Metro Manila underwater within just a few minutes of a downpour. And wether you were informed or not, there are some unlucky few who have had their cars damaged by the floods. Well, if you drive a KIA, you're in luck because the Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive Philippine distributor of the Korean car brand, is extending a helping hand to aid owners of flood-damaged KIAs.
 
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While there might be over a thousand fuel saving tutorials online, nothing compares to a one-on-one hands-on training with a real expert. Hiring one for a few days ain't gonna be cheap, but wouldn’t it be great if you get one with a car right from the dealership? One that doesn't need to sleep, eat, nor drink and will gladly serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, too. Well, that dream has finally come true in Ford’s EcoMode, your personal eco-driving coach available with the all-new Focus.
Words by Leslie Sy 
 
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If one was to ask any motorist to comment about the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), one of the things they'll probably air out is their complaint against MMDA personnel - be it for simple misconduct or other more serious things.  Adding to this grievance is the lack of an official venue to send the complaints, so that it can be heard and acted upon by the “higher-ups” in the MMDA chain of authority.  
 
Well, our cries have finally been answered with the launch of MetroSolusyon.mmda.gov.ph - MMDA's proper venue for motorists to voice complaints (and maybe even a few praises or suggestions) towards the government agency and its personnel.
Words by Christopher Kho 
 
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Just like taxes and physical exams, renewing your car's insurance coverage is just one of those chores you have to do on a yearly basis. But isn’t it such a hassle? Well, what if I tell you that you can now have your car insured online? That's right. Standard Insurance, one of the biggest non-life insurance companies in the Philippines, just launched their new site www.standardinsuranceonline.com so you can insure your car in just a few simple clicks at your own convenience.
 
To avail of this service, all you have to do is provide the required vehicle details such as year, make and model, plate number, and so on. They'll also ask some standard set of questions about the driver and how the car is used to assess the risk of it getting into an accident. Keep in mind that you'll have to answer these questions as honestly as possible, because it will affect the premium (trust me, we've tried). Upon getting the quotation, simply pay online with a credit card and your car is immediately insured. But for those who can't afford the full price outright, paying through installment basis is now in the works.
 
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Suzuki Service Manager Rommel Cabanela noticed that some of their customers weren't returning for dealer checkups because their service warranty has expired. But that doesn't mean that they should no longer experience car care the Suzuki way. So, to entice Suzuki owners to keep their cars in tip top shape, Suzuki Philippines launched the “Suzuki @ Work” - a free after-sales service camp.
Words by Jade Lu  | Photos courtesy of Igor Maminta and Collective Ego
 
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Philippine roads (or lack thereof) aren’t exactly a popular feature among many - locals and foreigners alike. The trek along the bumpy urban jungle and the vicious rural terrains have earned themselves quite notorious reputations, but all that is about to change. Land Rover Philippines (LRPhils) has teamed up with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in an effort to boost Philippine tourism.
 
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Don't be too surprised when you see a bright pink Ford Fiesta roaming the streets of the metro anytime soon. No, it's not driven by a Barbie or Hello Kitty fanatic; rather, it’s Avon's latest crusader against breast cancer
 
Ford Philippines recently partnered with Avon for its 2012 Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign that helps promote breast cancer awareness. Ford will showcase a one-of-a-kind pink-wrapped all-new Ford Fiesta Sport Plus hatchback, which will be used as the official vehicle for KGBC event called “Let's Walk the Talk.”
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