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6 Ways to Protect Your Car This Summer

by Khirol HazwanMarch 12, 2017

The summer season has always been associated with fun and enjoyment. Because of this, people are often quick to dismiss all the health hazards that come with the heat. Diseases such as heat stroke, sunburn, etc. are too common at this time of the year; one must take extra precautions not to acquire them.

 

But people aren’t the only ones being affected by the summer sun. Cars – much like the Toyota Wigo in the Philippines – are also getting burnt. This would mean that vehicle owners must take extra care of them during this season.

Here’s what you can do:

 

Frequently wash your car

After a long day of being subjected to the sun, your car requires some washing to get rid of all the dirt and grime it has acquired on your journey. Take it to the carwash as often as you can, so it can be washed properly. If you are trying to save some money, then you may, of course, wash it on your own. Just be sure to do it under the shade so your car can rest from the sunlight.

 

Properly dry your car after every wash

Driving your car without drying it after a wash is never a good idea. This, essentially, will not do you or your car any favor. In fact, it can be damaging to the vehicle’s exterior. As much as possible, you want to dry it using a nice cotton rag or a chamois cloth before taking it to another journey under the summer heat.

 

Don’t forget to polish and wax

The summer sun brings extra ultraviolet radiation that can destroy your automobile’s paint job. If you don’t want this to happen, then you would take extra time to polish and wax its exterior. Remember that a good waxing can ultimately prevent any damage done by chemical and natural pollutants to your car!

 

Park under the shade

Your car doesn’t need to be subjected under unnecessary dose of sunlight, which is why you must be smart when it comes to the parking. Always opt for parking under the shade and not under the sun’s blazing heat. Spend a little extra time looking for a spot under a tree or pay the fee to park in an undercover parking area. If you cannot afford these options, you can park under the sun but be sure to come back as soon as possible.

 

Clean your car’s interior often

Your car’s exterior is not the only one you should worry about. Its interior is just as important so make sure not to neglect it. After all, the sun’s heat and dust can very much wreak havoc to the inner part of your car.

There are numerous vehicle-friendly cleaners you can use when you’re tidying up your car. Be sure to opt for them or you can run the risk of further damaging it.

 

Consider investing in paint protection film

Applying paint protection film to your car is an ideal way of going the extra mile to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. There are several kits you can check out; some of them provide various ranges of protection for your vehicle. You can get them from your car provider or from various auto shops across the country!

Avoid unnecessary damages to your car this summer. Adhere to these ways above to ensure your vehicle’s protection from the sun!

         

About the author:

Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks. See: Reggae Shark

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Philippine Made Cars That Are Worth Checking Out
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Philippine Made Cars That Are Worth Checking Out

by Khirol HazwanJanuary 24, 2017

The Filipino people have world class skills and talents. Just look at the different talent shows all over the world; you would immediately see a Filipino contestant dominating that search.

However, their abilities are not limited to the performing arts. They are quite known for their artistic talents in painting, poetry, and even in tattoo making. They also have major contributions to the maths, science, and engineering sectors. In fact, they are able to make exceptional car designs that took the world by storm. They were able to utilize muffler sellers in the Philippines to provide them with parts to create these vehicles:

Philippine Made Cars That Are Worth Checking Out

Parac

The engineer owners of Chariot Motors – a jeepney assembly company located in Bacolod City – Mario Racide and Julio Paredes built the Parac prototype in 2012. They presented its design to the DOST (Department of Science and Technology) for approval but was regrettably rejected. Fortunately, their design was picked up by the American engine manufacturer, Cummins, which means they can start manufacturing this car in the Philippines.

The prototype they built is a 2-door sedan with diesel engine, which they will get from Cummins. Its name, Parac, comes from Paredes and Racide’s last names. It can also mean “police” if translated in Tagalog. According to the pair, most of the car parts will come from the Philippines, except for its engine and tyres.

Aurelio

The Aurelio is being considered as Philippine’s very first supercar in history. It is being manufactured by a car company based in San Pedro, Laguna known as the Factor Aurelio Automobile. It is being headed by the Factor siblings (Bryan and Kevin) as well as Brendan Aurelio. In this project, they are being joined by businessman Peter Sy and marketing expert Sonny Garcia.

The vehicle is a 2-door sports car. It has a sleek and stylish design, which weighs 632kg, with a height of 178cm, a width of 178cm, and a length of 436cm. It has a horsepower engine that is capable of reaching the top speed of nearly 300km/hr.

SINAG

SINAG is quite different from the first two cars on this list. It doesn’t exactly have a diesel or gasoline engine. In fact, it runs using solar power.

The vehicle’s monocoque shell, electrical system, and solar cells were all built in the Philippines. The students from De La Salle University have managed to build it from scratch in less than a year to the amazement of many. It was more than ready to join other solar vehicles in the World Solar Challenge race in Adelaide, Australia back 2007. The SINAG team was not expecting to do well, but they were able to exceed their expectations by finishing ahead of more than 12 other competitors.

Bangkarwayan

Bangkarwayan is another solar car made in the Philippines. But aside from using solar, it can also use windmill power and 12-volt batteries to run.

This vehicle was the brain child of Benjamin Mangubat, a professor from the University of the Philippines. His idea was to create a vehicle using indigenous items such as bamboo, banig (sleeping mat), and bilao (winnowing basket). It also supposedly can run both on land and water; although, its ability to run on water has yet to be tested.

These cars are proof that the Filipino people have a lot to offer. Let’s hope that the Philippine made cars in the future will double in numbers.

About The Author:

Justin is a digital marketing specialist for SEO in the Philippines. He loves staring at large amounts of data while trying to figure out what to do with it. He attempts to write about different topics and blog during his free time while watching anime and TV series. The internet is his playground while the world is his bedroom. He’s still trying to figure out what to do with data

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