Is Your Vehicle Ready for Long Road Trips this Undas?

Once again, Undas is just around the corner. And with everything returning to normal as we transition to the post-pandemic phase, we now have more opportunities to embark on long-distance trips to provinces to unwind on the long weekend or visit and remember our deceased loved ones without the worry of restrictions. 

While this is indeed good news, this also means that vehicles would need to exert more effort, making them prone to breakdowns on the road. For Prestone, a proven and trusted quality brand of Auto Care fluids since 1927 and a road safety advocate, this situation calls for motorists to ensure that their automobiles are in good condition before hitting the road.

For unhampered and safe travel this Undas, take this test to find out the car parts and fluids you should always check in your vehicle.

  • What car part should you inspect to ensure that your vehicle will properly stop on the road?
  1. Battery
  2. Brakes
  3. Lights
  • What car part should you check to correctly signal motorists on the road and see clearly at night?
  1. Tires
  2. Engine
  3. Lights
  • What car fluid should you maintain at a proper level to lubricate your engine’s components?
  1. Coolant
  2. Power steering fluid
  3. Oil
  • What car fluid needs to be checked to prevent your engine from overheating?
  1. Coolant
  2. Brake fluid
  3. Power steering fluid
  • What car part should have enough charge before you hit the road?
  1. Tires
  2. Brakes
  3. Battery
  • What should you examine in your tires with a pressure gauge to see if they are correctly inflated?
  1. Tread depths
  2. Air
  3. Grooves
  • What should you check at the fuel gauge before your journey?
  1. Oil
  2. Coolant
  3. Gas
  • What car part should you inspect for leaks, weird noises, or loose components to guarantee your vehicle performs at its maximum performance?
  1. Engine
  2. Battery
  3. Brakes
  • What car parts in contact with the ground should you check for punctures, bulges, or damages?
  1. Brakes
  2. Tires
  3. Lights
  • Who should properly rest and avoid driving under the influence to stay sharp on the road?
  1. Front passenger
  2. Self
  3. Backseat passenger 

If you are curious whether you got everything right, then the answers are brakes, lights, oil, coolant, battery, air, gas, engine, tires, and self, commonly known as BLOCBAGETS. So now that you know all the car parts and fluids to check before your long drive this Undas, you are all set to help ensure a safe and convenient journey.

“Inspecting all these components and fluids before traveling may take time from vehicle owners. However, this will help them travel safely, especially on long drives this Undas. As we continue to advocate road safety, we also encourage motorists to regularly check their BLOCBAGETS for day-to-day city driving now that most Filipinos are returning to offices and doing hatid-sundo for their kids. This will maintain every vehicle in tip-top condition to be ready always for each journey,” said Monique Gonzales, Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia at Clorox International Philippines, Inc. 

Prestone also offers a wide array of car care products you can use in your vehicle to help ensure that it is maintained in a good state while providing reliable performance for every travel. 

The best brake fluid for your vehicle 

To deliver the best possible care for your braking system, use Prestone’s DOT 3 or DOT 4 Synthetic Hi-Temp Brake Fluid. As it exceeds the standard requirements, it gives an incredible performance in high-temperature braking systems and provides increased fluid life of 50,000 miles. Suitable for a disc, drum, and anti-lock braking system, it also prevents all metal corrosion within the braking components. 

The right coolant for your cooling system 

Whether your vehicle is new or old, you can maintain its engine temperature with Prestone Asian Vehicles Antifreeze + Coolant, which also protects your vehicle’s cooling system parts from unnecessary buildups and corrosion. Available in three variants, such as Asian RED, Asian BLUE, and Asian GREEN, this coolant caters to any model and make due to its patented and upgraded Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT), Organic Acid Technology (OAT), and Phosphate Organic Acid Technology (POAT) formulas. 

A disinfecting partner you can trust every day 

As the COVID-19 virus still exists, make it your one-minute habit to wipe down your vehicle’s high-touch surfaces with the Prestone Disinfecting Car Wipes to help avoid its spread, ensuring everyone on board is safe. 

In just one minute, these disinfecting wipes can eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. These are safe to use on the dashboard, console, steering wheel, window buttons, door handles, and gear stick, among others. (Follow usage instructions as per label). 

Prestone also wants to remind you to buy Prestone’s DOT 3 and DOT 4 Synthetic Hi-Temp Brake Fluids, Prestone Asian Vehicles Antifreeze + Coolant, and Prestone Disinfecting Car Wipes from reputable stores and distributors. It ensures you only get genuine Prestone products to prevent accidents or car damage. 

To know its authenticity, check the product details and look for misspelled text and information on the labels. Be sure it has a PS mark or ICC stickers issued by the Bureau of Philippine Standards. Many counterfeit products also have 900ml packaging.  

Aside from brake fluids, coolants, and car wipes, Prestone has other cutting-edge car care products, such as motor oils, power steering fluids, and more. 
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