WITH months of restrictive travel, it is possible that many vehicles have been left unused for extended durations, exposing these to greater risk of damage if unchecked or unmaintained. A vehicle breakdown is a nightmare to many, let alone the long-term damage that comes with it.

With the typhoon season, this poses more risks for one's safety while on the road. Worst-case scenarios like this are completely avoidable by taking the proper measures to take care of the vehicle on a regular basis.

Ford equips its dealers nationwide with the global standard capability to best service and maintain Ford vehicles. Ford gives maintenance tips to help assure the optimal performance and quality of Ford vehicles.

Follow regular periodic maintenance service schedules. During these checks, Ford-approved fluids, filters and genuine parts are used by qualified Ford technicians.

Familiarize yourself with the vehicle report card (VRC). Every time you leave a Ford vehicle at a dealership, you will receive VRC, a comprehensive health check summary of the vehicle's key wear and tear parts and systems, allowing you to know which parts need immediate replacement.

Ford Philippines is launching a limited all-in battery package offering and a new cabin filter available on select Ford vehicles. The all-in battery package is available to customers with a Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Ford EcoSport, Ford Ranger or Ford Everest, and already includes parts and labor costs.