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Petron Lakbay Alalay celebrates 23rd year

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Text: / Photos: | posted March 30, 2009 00:00

Free service check-ups offered at Petron stations nationwide

Petron service stations nationwide will offer free service check-ups to help motorists prepare for their Holy Week travel, from March 1 to April 12, as part of its trademark Petron Lakbay Alalay motorist assistance program. Now on its 23rd consecutive year, this will be the largest Petron Lakbay Alalay ever staged, with eighty-eight Petron stations participating nationwide.

For the first time, Petron has expanded the Lakbay Alalay beyond Luzon, with 13 stations in the Visayas and 10 stations in Mindanao adding to the complement of 40 Metro Manila stations, 14 Northern Luzon stations, and 10 South Luzon stations offering free service check-ups.

Starting March 1, participating Petron stations will offer free service checks on tire pressure, oil and radiator water level, and brakes inspection. Motorists are encouraged to avail of the free service checks to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy for worry-free travel.

During Holy Week, Petron Lakbay Alalay will offer free roadside assistance inside the major tollways including the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Star Tollway, and Coastal Road. On April 8-9 (Holy Wednesday & Maundy Thursday) and then on April 11-12 (Black Saturday & Easter Sunday), Petron Lakbay Alalay teams will offer free minor car repairs, first aid, emergency phone calls, radiator water, and Treats bottled water. Radio traffic reports courtesy of Petron will also keep motorists informed about driving conditions.

As the country's leading oil company, Petron Corporation has also partnered with the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) to support its Ligtas-Lakbay, Tuloy ang Buhay, a road safety awareness advocacy designed to make travelers more safety-conscious.

Petron Lakbay Alalay has become an annual practice for Petron employees during the Lenten break and is the longest-running motorist assistance program in the country. Petron employee-volunteers have participated in the activity for 23 years now as a form of "Volunteerism in Action". This pioneering motorist assistance program has inspired similar activities, and is now being replicated by leading automotive and oil companies, as well as government agencies.