As the air grows brisker and the nights longer, Filipinos across the nation once again gear up for All Saints’ Day or Undas. Undas is an important holiday for many, as this season gives us a chance to honor our departed loved ones, reunite with friends and family, and step away from the stresses of everyday living.
Undas traditionally involves journeying to the cemetery or to hometowns, which could mean several hours on the road. Driving for an extended stretch of time means an increased likelihood of road mishaps, so it is all the more important to be ready. To keep you and your passengers safe during this Undas season, Malayan Insurance reminds the public of these key steps.
Don’t forget the “blowbagets” rule. “Blowbagets” stands for battery, light, oil, water, brakes, air, gas, engine, tires, and self. Check everything before you hit the road and never delay getting the necessary repairs for your vehicle, as damage and wear may get worse over time.
Keep in mind that your car is not the only thing subject to the stresses of jam-packed streets and long-distance travel—you’ll be going through the wringer as well. Get enough rest before you head out, and if possible, take turns with another driver during the trip.
Make sure the safety locks on your vehicle doors and windows are engaged if you are travelling with children. This is especially important if the driver is the only adult in the car during the trip.
Keep your eyes on the road and avoid using your cell phone while driving. You should also keep both hands on the steering wheel, as it gives you better control of the vehicle especially as speed increases.
Be mindful of the proper use of your headlights and signal lights when driving at night. Remember that headlights are your best friend when navigating dark rural roads. Always signal before you turn, even if you do not see any other vehicles close by.
In case you ever get pulled over or find yourself in road mishap, having your driver’s license, insurance certificate, and vehicle registration within easy reach can save you a lot of hassle. Bring necessary documents at all times.
Further, be extra prepared and secure protection against risks on the road. With Malayan’s Automaster, you can travel with peace of mind as it features several benefits such as automobile loss and own damage, auto personal accident, and Acts of Nature (AON) coverage. Insurance protection is made even more accessible through auto.malayan.com, where you can get a free quotation and choose the coverage that best suits your needs.
Malayan’s comprehensive car insurance policyholders can also count on Call Malayan Insurance Live Line, or CAMILLE, for immediate roadside assistance. Available in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and other key areas across the nation, simply call the hotline at 687-8525.
Keep these tips in mind and have a safe Undas season. To know more about Automaster and CAMILLE, visit www.malayan.com orwww.malayanonline.com. Malayan Insurance is a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies and has 35 branches nationwide.