Petron, the country’s leading oil company, is further strengthening its road safety advocacy in response to the global call to action of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.
Its Free Safety Check, originally offered as a component of Petron Lakbay Alalay, the country’s longest-running and most extensive motorist assistance program, has been expanded into a year-round program to encourage motorists to make sure their vehicles are roadworthy.
The extensive Free Safety covers 38 inspection points as follows:
TIRES – tire pressure, tire wear, spare tire;
ENGINE – air filter element, fan belt, power steering belt, alternator belt, air conditioner belt, upper radiator hose, lower radiator hose;
ENGINE FLUIDS – engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, clutch fluid, gear oil, power steering fluid, radiator coolant, window washer;
BATTERY – battery fluid, battery terminals;
LIGHTS – headlights, signal lights, brake lights, hazard, fog lights, third brake light, light gauges;
UNDER CHASSIS – tie rod ends, upper ball joints, lower ball joints, cross joints, shock absorbers, axle boots; and
ACCESSORIES – wiper blades, horn, basic tools, jack, early warning device.
The Free Safety Check is currently offered at 118 participating Petron stations nationwide, with 48 in Metro Manila, 16 in North Luzon, 10 in South Luzon, 29 in the Visayas, and 15 in Mindanao. Motorists can drive in to any station with the Free Safety Check sign to avail of this service.
Through its network of service stations nationwide, Petron is in an excellent position to further promote the road safety advocacy in response to the worldwide imperative to prevent accidents and save lives.