Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Inc. (STAR Corp.), the exclusive distributor of BYD vehicles in the Philippines, held its first “Saturdate” with valued customers recently at the BYD Showroom in Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City.
“Saturdate” is a series of get-togethers for BYD and its customers that takes place every last Saturday of each month at the Shaw showroom. This will give all BYD owners a chance to have fun and learn from the wisdom of special guests and from each other by discussing their cars and the motoring lifestyle.
“With our Saturdate gatherings, we will get a chance to share our customers’ own milestones with their BYD cars and build our relationship with them,” said Mark Andrew Tieng, managing director of STAR Corp.
Tieng shared STAR Corp’s and BYD’s milestones from the past six months such as the participation of the BYD e6 in the Auto Review Road Safety Olympics at the SM Mall of Asia; Peoples’ Champ and Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s purchase of a BYD F5 Suri; the company’s participation in the 4th Electric Vehicle Summit 2015; the launch of the first Taxi BYD F3 with World Transport; BYD’s 5-STAR Customer Service Program; the BYD Dream Builders Media Circle with Francis Kong as inspirational speaker and BYD S6 owners; the unveiling of the QIN at MIAS 2015; the launching of the BYD Big Wins Promo; the S6 display at EDSA Shangri-la Plaza Mall; the showcasing of the S6, L3 and BRO at the Theater Mall in Greenhills; and the F0 that impressed visitors during the JSK Customs Carshow.
BYD’s first Saturdate’s speaker was Ron de los Reyes, a seasoned motoring journalist, broadcaster, Olympic Games commentator, road safety advocate and BYD L3 owner. De los Reyes shared useful tips on how to drive in heavy rain and flooding as well as reminders on how to prepare for wet weather.
“During a heavy downpour, use your hazard lights only when you stop on the roadside or in case of an emergency. If you’re moving, just leave your headlights and tail lights on so you remain visible and can still use your turn signals to communicate to other drivers if you are changing lanes,” said de los Reyes.
He also discussed what to do when an earthquake occurs while driving.
“Slow down until you can safely pull over and stop. If you’re on the expressway, take the first exit that’s safe and avoid parking near overpasses, big trees, power lines, bridges and buildings,” he added.
BYD National Service Manager Noel Carandang also explained how the inherent safety features of BYD cars can help ensure the safety of their occupants as well as those of pedestrians and other road users.