Getting your vehicle ready for travel
Our recent road trip to Cebu via the mountainous terrains of Don Salvador Benedicto municipality taught us some valuable lessons in road travel. While we did prepare our van days before; a technician even came here to troubleshoot and do some maintenance jobs on it, the van was not prepared for something else, the mysterious “magnetic hill” phenomenon somewhere along the mountains which seem to pull vehicles against its normal course going to San Carlos City. I guess that “force” had an effect on the van as it had difficulty climbing up the winding roads in that area where the magnetic field was strongest. Its engine was not prepared for such an opposite pull as we drove onwards to San Carlos City. It gave such pressure to the engine that when we arrived in Cebu, the van was already acting up, even stopping in the midst of the traffic.
For those who are getting their vehicles ready for road travel, do some research first on the route you’re taking, if your vehicle can handle the terrain and other road conditions. Vehicle maintenance is also recommended and if necessary, parts replacement should be considered. There are online merchants such as MKM Customs offering vehicle parts such as cold air intake kits, bumpers, grilles, and other vehicle components especially diesel performance parts. They provide a wide range of top brands at affordable rates. They have a price match guarantee wherein you fill up their online form with a competitor’s information and price. For orders about $100, shipping is free with UPS. If possible, purchase the best brand and quality for your vehicle as this would go a long way despite having to pay more initially.