Plus P10 per succeeding hour
It looks like more than a few lawmakers have had it up to here with our country's parking fees.Another bill has been filed in Congress with the aim of standardizing parking rates across the Philippines. House Bill No. 506, dubbed
Are you in favor of this?
Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may soon find themselves parking apart from one another after a bill was filed in Congress requiring the creation of dedicated parking spaces exclusive to each.House Bill 1037, filed by Representative Joey Tambunting of Parañ
Flat rate?
The next time you're having trouble squeezing that minivan into a grocery parking lot, remember: You could always have it worse-like, maneuvering-a-plane-inside-a-car-park levels of stress.Remember the Boeing 737 Max conundrum that began earlier
It’ll make your life easier
Parking can present a challenge for many newbie drivers. Sure, it's a lot slower compared to driving at 60kph on a stretch of road. But with the added pressures of tight spaces, other cars in close proximity, and the possibility of
Keep these in mind
There's a good reason many motorists are willing to shell out a premium-sometimes up to hundreds of hard-earned pesos a day-at a parking lot: In most occasions, it's safer and simply more convenient than leaving your car
Honesty is still the best policy
Manila's busy streets are tight and packed to the brim with motorists zipping about. As such, fender benders are a common occurrence on the road. It's pretty much part of the way of life around here.Hitting a parked car,
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
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
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
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.
Apparently, a lot of people think 'yes'
Last week, we posted a story on Instagram with a poll asking our followers whether or not you can 'reserve' a parking slot by just standing in it. It was up for 24 hours, and 4,196 people answered it.Care to
Park like a pro
Parking a car is not as difficult as some motorists make it out to be. Sure, finding spacious and hassle-free slots might be more challenging than it used to be, but it's ultimately up to the driver's
Make use of those sensors
Okay, so arguing about which direction to park your car might sound like nonesensical gearhead nitpicking, but hear us out. While driving nose first into an empty parking slot is tempting, there are a few reasons why you should take the extra
It's not rocket science
Parking isn't rocket science. Be it parallel parking, perpendicular parking, backing in or backing out. The process consists of just finding an angle, moving your steering wheel, and modulating the gas pedal. It's simple, really. Eventually, and with enough practice,
Are you seriously still asking?
Join the conversation by tweeting your reactions to @TopGearPh using #nostandingreservationTGP.Not too long ago, a video went viral on social media showing a confrontation between a motorist and a pedestrian with a 'standing reservation' over a parking slot. After a lengthy
Achieve optimal vehicle preservation
This article features methods of finding parking areas and positioning my vehicle in ways I've deemed safe. Feel free to apply them.My practice of caring for automobiles evolved over time. I once was like any other motorist, but learned to
It happens to everyone
Recently, we published a story on one of the most extreme parking fails we've ever come across. Long story short, some dude in the UK forgot where he parked his friend's BMW. It was found six months later-inside the
The ultimate parking fail
Well, well, well. It looks like we've found our favorite facepalm moment of the week. A UK motorist was reported to have forgotten where he left his car in a parking garage-and it took six whole months to find it.
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