Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), ready for the expected influx of motorists this Holy Week by providing on-site travel aid, service and support in different travel destinations through the Honda Emergency Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.) program.

H.E.A.T. is an annual motorist assistance program that is composed of an emergency action team who provides road assistance to motorists encountering problems on their long distance travel in observance of the Holy Week.

"H.E.A.T. is intended for all customers, not just for Honda owners but for other car brands as well," Mr. Danny Pedro, HCPI's Senior Assistant Vice President for Parts and Services said. He added, "We, at Honda, want to be your partner for a worry-free and safe trip with H.E.A.T."

On April 8,9 & 11, private and public vehicle owners, Honda and non-Honda customers can receive exclusive services that H.E.A.T. offers.

H.E.A.T. provides regular services and items such as preventive maintenance checks, general repairs, retail and sales, and travel advisories. On top of these, Honda also provides special services such as free 18-pt check-up, free Diagnostic System check-up, as much as 30% discount on Honda lubricants and sale of exclusive Honda products and merchandise.

There are thirteen (13) HEAT sites for the motorists in Luzon. Location includes Albay, Laguna, Cavite (Bacoor and Dasmarinas) and Batangas for the Southern part and Ilocos Norte, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Zambales and Baguio for the Northern region. There would also be roving teams assigned to route around North Luzon and South Luzon. These groups check out the road conditions, vehicles and motorists and coordinate with the nearest HEAT sites for road updates and emergencies. Roving teams can be contacted through the following numbers: 0917-524-9084(North) and 0917-862-3986 (South). HEAT is also made possible in cooperation with Kenwood, Denso, SAVI and Take 5 of Gaddi Oil.

For a safe long distance travel this Lenten Season, it pays to take time in preparing the vehicle. Here are a few helpful reminders:

1. Under the hood: Check the coolant water in the expansion tank, the dipstick, as well as the brake and clutch fluids. Make sure that they are at the proper level.

2. Outside: Check air pressure of all tires, including spare tire. Follow the manual's suggestions for proper air pressure settings. Also check if all lights and horn are in order.

3. Arrange the luggage, if any, in an orderly fashion. Those that are moveable while the car is in motion should be secured firmly in place.

4. For a more confident drive, it is recommended that you take the car to your trusted service center and ask for a thorough long distance check-up.

Honda's commitment extends far beyond providing excellent services and products to its customers. Since 1993, the Honda Emergency Assistance Team has been providing motorists with quality service during the Lenten Season.

Visit for complete details about H.E.A.T. sites. Have a safe and pleasant trip ahead.