List of parts to check to make sure your car is in tiptop shape

Here in the Philippines, our dealers usually remind us when our cars are already due for maintenance. However, we shouldn’t always rely on this reminder to make sure that our cars are in good condition. After all, who better to check on the cars than those who use it, right? We recommend checking on the cars’ condition yourself using this list at least one month.


Tire pressure

Check if your tire’s pressure is in the normal range. If it isn’t anymore, time to head on to a gas station and use their facilities to add air on your tire.

Make sure to always be ready and bring your very own tire pressure gauage.



Lights are super important when driving. Make sure your headlights, reversing lights, fog lights and parking lights all work to ensure that you are safe during night drives.

Note that traffic enforcers may halt you and fine you when you have broken head lights or tail lights.

Upgrade your headlight for better visibility.

Drive with style with the Philips Ultinon HID (WX) is a 6000k white light Xenon HID bulb that enhances your style on the road. Philips car lamps are made of high-quality quartz glass.

UV-Quartz glass is stronger than hard glass and highly resistant to temperature extremes and vibrations, which eliminates the risk of explosion. Philips quartz-glass lamps (filament 2 650º C and glass 800º C) are able to withstand severe thermal shock. With the capability of increased pressure inside the lamp, UV-quartz glass is able to produce a more powerful light.

Philips car lamps are highly UV resistant and has special anti-UV coating technology protects the headlights against harmful ultraviolet radiation, making Philips UV-coated quartz glass perfect for all driving conditions and ensures their longevity

* Type of lamp: D2R

* Pack of: 2

* 85 V,35 W

The perfect color match with Xenon HID headlights. Up to 5x more light than conventional incandescent bulb. 12 years lifetime with Philips CeraLight.


Engine oil and transmission fluid

Pull out the dipstick. Then, wipe it with a rug or any cloth. Afterwards, put it back again then pull it out. If the oil markings are in between the minimum and maximum level, then you are still good.  


Engine coolant

This is a transparent tank so it’s pretty easy to determine if you need to adjust anything. Just keep in mind that the fluid level must be above the minimum level to ensure that it is at great condition.

Blade Super Coolant concentrate is formulated to meet the demands of different types of vehicles. This product is an Ethylene Glycol base coolant with excellent overheating protection; all around corrosion protection, compatible with rubber parts and non-foaming.


 Windscreen washer bottle

Flip open the plastic tank. If the water is visible, then it is still good to go. If it isn’t, then time to add fill it up. 


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