Better to be safe than sorry
Anyone who's ever lived in a hilly area or along an inclined road knows the importance of parking with a gear engaged. Sure, the traditional handbrake might work just fine-until it doesn't. It's always better
A look at one of the newer establishments in Ortigas
Fun fact: Ayala Malls The 30th is named as such because it sits on 30 Meralco Avenue in Pasig City. Okay, fine, maybe the fact isn't that fun. Anyway, since the establishment opened in early 2017, it has provided a shopping
How does it fare?
Estancia Mall's opening a few years ago brought some much-needed open space and new facilities to Ortigas shoppers. Now, the Capitol Commons facility it sits on is busier than ever, with a supermarket already open and nearby condos on the
Clue: A lot
Today marks the first day of higher penalties for illegal-parking violations. Attended cars will now be fined over triple the previous amount, while the fine for unattended vehicles has increased fourfold. The fine for obstruction has jumped from P150 to P1,
The fine for obstruction has gone up quite a bit, too
Merry Christmas to all the illegal parkers out there: The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just announced that effective December 19, 2018, the fines for illegal parking and obstruction will increase-and by a great deal at that.Below are the
Let the debate begin
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that the University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will be duking it out in game two of the UAAP men's basketball finals later this afternoon.
About time
Again, you cannot 'reserve' a parking slot by standing in it-whether it's in a mall, in front of a restaurant, or in an open parking area. It's inconsiderate and lazy, and it's a practice downright frowned upon by,
Yes, please
Tired of paying a premium every time you leave a parking lot? If yes, you're not alone. Apparently, some lawmakers are sick of it, too. Senator JV Ejercito has filed a bill seeking to regulate the parking fees of shopping
Are you in favor of this?
Prospective car owners might soon have to prove they have adequate parking before driving home with a new ride.According to a Senate press release, Senate Bill No. 201, dubbed the Proof-of-Parking Space Act, is currently in the works. If
Please just don't
How many times has this happened to you: Maneuvering tight parking areas, desperately looking for a vacant slot only to find one occupied by a person, reserving a parking slot by standing in it. Standoff ensues.Well, a country close to ours
Who's next?
A third mall chain has announced it will be adjusting its parking fees to help the public amidst typhoon Ompong's onslaught.Ayala Malls is waiving its overnight parking fees today, September 14, 2018. It's just a day, but
Stay safe out there
Another mall chain has announced changes to its parking fees in anticipation of typhoon Ompong. Robinsons Malls has released a list of locations that will provide free parking in case of heavy flooding in their areas."We care about your safety. We
Good move, guys
Unless you've been on a social media diet the past few days, you'll know that the country is bracing for another typhoon--potentially the strongest one to hit us in 2018. Ompong is already within the Philippine area
Unless you want to pay a hefty fine
Paying for parking is never ideal, but it sure beats having to pay the extra fee for a lost ticket. If you want to avoid that costly and time-wasting scenario, avoid these pitfalls: If you're the type of person
Should they be steeper?
In case you missed it, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently announced that Metro Manila mayors have agreed to impose steeper fines against motorists caught parking their vehicles illegally.In the comments, many of you commended the move saying that the
So, what type of motorist are you?
A few years back, a study observing parking differences between the US and China suggested that a higher percentage of people who park facing out equates to higher economic growth. That people who park facing outwards may be overachievers that drive the
Heads up, guys
Over the years, it seems like a lot of motorists have developed the habit of parking just about wherever they see fit. If you're one of them, now might be the perfect time to change your ways.The Metropolitan Manila Development
Mind your mags
Tight spaces are the bane of countless newbie drivers all over the world. But it isn't just their nerves that suffer, so does the car.We're talking about the poor tires and mags that bear the brunt of our miscalculations.
Not as long as you take precautions
Hi, Top Gear PhilippinesWe have a question about parking. A neighbor told me to not park in an inclined position because it will ruin the engine piston because oil will not lubricate it properly. I live in the Baguio area. Is this
"It depends"
Let me know if you can relate with the following scenario: You and your family decide to take a quick weekend trip to the mall, so you gather your little ones and hop in your car to make your way to the
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