nannarHaving a correct tire pressure on our car is very important. It saves your money, fuel, and even protects life.

Healthy Living Inc, the distributor of Nannar Tire Pressure Monitoring LED Smart cap (TPMS), is a must for people that want to make sure that their tires are properly inflated. Once installed, it will alert you if your tire pressure drops by a set of point. And best of all, your tires will have longer tread life.

The tire pressure-monitoring device is reliable and designed to monitor your tire pressure 24/7, and is designed to withstand even in toughest situation on the road. It’s made of stainless steel with clear polycarbonate that withstands all traditional cleaning solvents. The Nannar TPMS cap is a small, no-maintenance, economic, self-calibrating, light device that flashes when your tire is under-inflated or below the correct psi. The device is 100-percent self-contained with batteries (good for approximately three years, and can be replaced).

michelin rainThree things increase the risk of vehicular accidents during rainy days: decreased visibility, reduced traction and how other motorists behave.

Reduced light and blinding rain on the windshield can greatly impair visibility.

Puddles and floods remove friction and can cause skids. Grease and oil that rise to the surface when it starts to rain makes the road dangerously slippery.

Heavy rains also cause many drivers to slow down or brake abruptly. And then there are the reckless drivers who still overtake or swerve and make other drivers lose control.

Words by Leslie Sy | Artwork courtesy of
antidrunk driving
It was on May 27, 2013 when President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10586 or more commonly known as the “Anti Drunk or Drugged Driving Act of 2013.” This will enable police and other law enforcement officials to pull over any suspected motorist, who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and perform field sobriety tests.
If the driver fails the test, he or she will then be required to take a breathalyzer test at the police precinct. But if the motor vehicle accident involves death and/or physical injury, an alcohol and drugs test will be required. And if found guilty, motorists can be fined up to a maximum of P500,000 with the possibility of permanent revocation of their driver's license.
Words and photos by Christopher Kho
bnk2013 overall
I'm pretty sure we're all too familiar how traffic suddenly grinds to a halt when there's an accident on the road. No, it's not always because it blocks a lane or two. If you haven't yet noticed, most, if not all, slow down just to take a look before they speed off and go about their day. I know I have more than a few times. But would you ever stop to help someone in need? Seriously, would you go out of your way to pick up a bloody half-dead person on the road and rush them to the hosiptal or would you rather let the next guy behind you do the deed? 
Thankfully, there are people out there who, in a split-second, disregard their own well-being to help out a person in need. This is why Goodyear annually searches for the Philippines' Bayani ng Kalsada to recognize everyday highway heroes. And for 2012, they have recently awarded five outstanding motorists who have demonstrated heroism on the road to help strangers.
shell holyweek
Pilipinas Shell is helping you gear this Holy Week up so you can have a safe and hassle-free roadtrip. So before you head out on the road, have your vehicle checked at the nearest Shell service bay. And to reward their loyal customers, they're giving away FREE Safety Gears whenever you avail of a Shell Helix oil change package until March 31, 2013.
Every Shell Helix Ultra E oil change package gets you a Shell Helix Dynamo lantern, while a Shell Helix HX7 or Shell Helix Diesel HX7 oil change package gets you a Shell Helix Dynamo flashlight. This should come in handy when you need to change a tire or have a breakdown at night, but lets keep our fingers crossed that you won't need to use it anytime soon.
bpi 9thmias
For the third consecutive year, BPI Family Auto Loan once again presents the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) this coming April 4 to 7, 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. And to make this year's show even bigger, they'll be offering their “First Car Plan” program to all visitors to help them buy their first car and make the experience a lot easier. Plus, they'll be holding a special BPI Day on April 6 (Saturday) where all BPI ATM and Credit Card holders enter for free at the show.
Words by Jose Carlo R. Sapera
ncap results
Early last year, we hailed about the formation of the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) - a governing body that will verify the safety of vehicles built and sold in the Asia-Pacific region. You see, some cars in this part of the world may not be identical to its global counterparts in terms of specs and safety features. So to address this, the Australian NCAP (under the Global NCAP) and automobile associations of Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines have worked together to put these vehicles in question to the test.

The first phase of evaluation was held between November 15, 2012 and January 29, 2013 at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) PC3 crash laboratory in Melaka, Malaysia. Eight cars participated namely: the Ford Fiesta sedan, Honda City, Toyota Vios, Hyundai i10, Nissan March, Proton Saga, Proton Saga FLX+, and Perodua Myvi. (Of the bunch, only the first four are sold here in the Philippines.) And after months of steel-crumpling and glass-shattering tests, here are the results.
Words by Jade Lu
senate logo
This is over due, but better late than never. The Senate has finally passed Senate Bill No. 3365, or the Anti-drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2012, last Monday, 28 January 2012. The Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, imposes strict penalties on motorists caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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