Tips on how to make your car roadworthy for the summer

Now that’s its summer again, people are starting to flock to the vacation spots outside manila and going home to the provinces for summer vacation.

Get your car in shape with PETRON Lakbay Alalay

Dont know what to check or where to have it done? No worries. Petron with its Lakbay Alalay activity is here to help.

Just bring your vehicle to participating PETRON service stations and car care centers offering the comprehensive Free Safety Check covering these 38 checkpoints:


(1)    Tire pressure

(2)    Tire wear

(3)    Spare tire



(4)    Air filter element

(5)    Fan belt

(6)    Power steering belt

(7)    Alternator belt

(8)    Air conditioner belt

(9)    Upper radiator hose

(10)  Lower radiator hose



(11)  Engine oil

(12)  Brake fluid

(13)  Transmission fluid

(14)  Clutch fluid

(15)  Gear oil

(16)  Power steering fluid

(17)  Radiator coolant

(18)  Window washer



(19)  Battery fluid

(20)  Battery terminals

(21)  Battery charge level



(22)  Headlights

(23)  Signal lights

(24)  Brake lights

(25)  Hazard

(26)  Fog lights

(27)  Third brake light

(28)  Light gauges



(29)  Tire rod ends

(30)  Upper ball joints

(31)  Cross joints

(32)  Shock absorbers

(33)  Axle boots



(34)  Wiper blades

(35)  Horn

(36)  Basic Tools

(37)  Jack

(38)  Early warning device

PETRON Lakbay Alalay has expanded into a four-pronged sustainable program with the following key components: (a) Lakbay Alalay para sa Kaligtasan includes the Free Safety Check, the “Seat Belt Saves Lives” sticker program, safe motoring reminders on the highways, and LPG checks in communities; (b) Lakbay Alalay para sa Kalikasan consists of tree-planting tie-ups with local government units and tollway operators, and trash bin promo giveaways; (c) Lakbay Alalay para sa Kalusugan with a Fun Run, anti-dengue campaign, medical missions, and community clean-ups; and (d) Lakbay Alalay para sa Kaalaman, an information campaign on Project Noah, the government’s flood alert program.

Now in its 28th year, PETRON Lakbay Alalay is a full-blown effort that caters to the needs of every Filipino motorist travelling the roads of life. This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is engaging and, at the same time, remarkable both for PETRON and for the Filipino people because of its holistic and relevant coverage.



Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.