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Toyota Fortuner gets updated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Top automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) updates the infotainment system of its best-selling midsize SUV, the Toyota Fortuner. Starting this September, all six (6) variants of the Toyota Fortuner will now have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mobile compatibility features pre-installed. Aside from this software upgrade, the head unit’s hardware also receives significant changes, such as a new dedicated SD card slot for ...

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Tire Sidewall Markings and What They Mean

To most people, tires are the least sexiest part of a vehicle. Most people merely look at them as a set of black rubber donuts that wrap around a gorgeous-looking wheel. What most people forget to consider is that it’s the tires that provide contact between their vehicles and the road. Without that all-important contact patch provided by the tires, ...

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Tires and Wet Weather Driving

The rainy season is officially upon us. The roads will be wet and slippery and the possibility of a flash flood is imminent especially during a strong and sudden torrential downpour. Motorcyclists and bicyclists will become “invisible” in the rain and most of these riders will suddenly stop under an overpass, tunnel or MRT and LRT structure to get away ...

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New Nissan Advanced Display Audio Now In The Navarra

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) constantly strives to make mobility safer and smarter for Filipinos. The commitment to safety was augmented with the announcement that NPI is equipping their best-selling Nissan Navara pickup truck with the new Nissan Advanced Display Audio. The Nissan Advanced Display Audio supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay, thus allowing users to conveniently access Android and Apple ...

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Tire Tread: Pattern, Construction and Types

When it comes to car tires, the right tread is a very important decision. After all, this is the part of the tire that is in constant contact with the road surface. Subsequently, the various features and choice of tread can greatly alter both the properties of the specific tire, as well as how the car handles. The right choice of ...

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CROXTEC Road Safety App is Now Available in the Philippines

Filipino balikbayan (returning resident) and entrepreneur Debbie Anne Macariola-St. John is a woman on a mission. She wants to prevent deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents, or at the very least, minimize these incidents by warning the drivers and the pedestrians ahead of time. She paints a grim picture of road safety in the city. “Anybody who ventures out into ...

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Bridgestone, the World’s No. 1 Tire, celebrates 88 Years: “3 Plus One” Promo Launched in the Philippines

The Tyre Press, the world’s leading publication for the wheel and tire industry, recently published a report about the top tire manufacturers in the world. It named Bridgestone of Japan as the No. 1 tire brand in the world, in terms of global sales, production and total earnings. Michelin (France) was 2nd, Goodyear (USA) was 3rd, Continental (Germany) was 4th ...

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How to Afford a Lamborghini (or Three)

Let’s admit it: The price of Lamborghini super cars have sky-rocketed well beyond the reach of everyday car enthusiasts. Heck, even the price of the most affordable Huracan can get you a decent 4-bedroom house in a nice neighborhood. So, what do you do when you heart says “Lamborghini” but your wallet says, “Dream on, buddy”? Don’t fret. You can park ...

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Falken Wildpeak Tyres Engineered for Adventure

JM Far East Inc.,the Philippine exclusive distributor of FalkenTyres, has launched the newest range of Falken high-performance and all-terrain tyres, the WILDPEAK M/T, WILDPEAK A/T 3W and AZENIS FK510-SUV at the Clark Marriott Hotel in Clark, Pampanga last January 25. After the product launch and presentation, the Philippine motoring journalists together with Falken executives and dealers were taken to Sacobia River and ...

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Innovative Garmin® Automotive OEM Solutions at CES 2019

For decades, Garmin® has pioneered new GPS navigation, and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin’s Automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) business unveiled the latest upgraded navigation software, enhanced infotainment platforms, augmented reality technology, and the latest integrated cameras and wearable solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 at the Las Vegas ...

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