THE Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the country’s national auto club, and Chinese carmaker, BYD, recently entered into a partnership that forms part of the BYD Five-Star Customer Service Program. BYD customers will be given free membership to the premiere auto club and enjoy all its benefits.

Under the agreement, BYD car owners will enjoy for free a one-year AAP membership along with the following perks: Free registration of a BYD car for one year inclusive of AAP service and benefits; 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service (ERS) assistance; two interventions or 40-kilometer tow distance, whichever comes first per year; LTO Vehicle Registration Assistance on the renewal of car registration; free Personal Accident Insurance of up to P200,000 for members aged 18 to 65 years old; Discount on 24/7 Ambulance Service; Discount on car/non-motor insurance; Discounts from partner establishments; participation in AAP club activities; and travel assistance. AAP service is available in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao.

Present during the contract signing were AAP president Augusto Lagman, Jacinto Mantaring, Jr., chairperson, membership and admin committee, Star Corp. managing director Mark Tieng and Star Corp. general manager Jose Paolo Soriano.

“With AAP’s thrust to champion the interests of the motoring public, it welcomes and aims to help new players like BYD in the local auto industry in protecting and advancing the interests of car owners and the motoring public,”Lagman said.

“All BYD owners will now have free one year AAP membership and preferred rates on succeeding years. This is part of our mission–the best possible BYD vehicle ownership experience for all our customers–service deluxe especially for you,” Tieng said.

Aside from AAP benefits, BYD, which is the first car company that partnered with AAP, offers their owners its Five-STAR Customer Service Package including genuine parts and accessories, service expertise combined with BYD China’s technical support group and service technology, preferential service packages, and the emergency roadside assistance package as well as the special anniversary sales and service discounts.

BYD, which stands for “Build Your Dreams,” is a leading Chinese automotive brand distributed in the Philippines by Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (Star Corp.). BYD is located along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong.


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