This is why various car companies go out of their way to be good Samaritans at this time of the year as they offer free road assistance to motorists.
Toyota Motor Philippines promises a "worry-free" trip with its emergency road side services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 and 11, and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on April 10 and 12. Repairs will be offered to all vehicles of any model and make.
Toyota said its services for Holy Week motorists include diagnosis and actual emergency repairs for engine overheating, as well as problems in underchassis, air-conditioning, brakes, steering, wheels, and electrical parts.
On its 18th year of offering roadside assistance, Toyota roving teams will patrol major routes to top Luzon destinations. It will also have on-site teams at Caltex stations in the North Luzon Expressway, Sto. Tomas in Batangas, Calamba in Laguna, Tagaytay, Moncada in Tarlac, Rosario in La Union, and Baguio.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. is moving on its seventh year in offering its Summer Motorist Roadside Assistance (SMRA) on April 9, 11 and 12.
Hyundai has 16 service points from Benguet to Naga where customers can count on expert technicians to conduct minor repairs and other after-sales services.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, on the other hand, is providing a free 15-point safety inspection and battery diagnosis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 to 12.
Mitsubishi also teamed up with Sun Cellular and other partners for its on-call assistance to motorists on major routes.
Dealerships participating in Mitsubishi's on-call program are Caleb Motor Corp. in Naga City (473-4977 or 0923-949-9568), Super Fast Motor in Lipa City (756-5194 or 0923-949-9561), Amcar Automotive Corp. in Sta. Rosa, Laguna (541-1259 or 0923-949-9548), Diamond Motor - Valle Verde, Pasig (671-4393 or 0923-949-9540), Freeway Motors in Bulacan (673-4083 loc. 121 or 0923-949-9539), Motorplaza, Inc. in Pangasinan (568-3312 or
0923-818-9872) and in Baguio City (446-0157 or 0923-818-9855).
Honda Cars Philippines will offer free 18-point check-up and free diagnostic system checkup to Honda and non-Honda clients from On April 8, 9 and 11.
The Honda Emergency Assistance Team (HEAT) will be in 13 sites including Cavite (Bacoor and Dasmarinas), Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Norte, Albay, Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales and Baguio.
HEAT will also have roving groups which may be reached through the numbers 0917-524-9084 (North) and 0917-862-3986 (South).
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