Friday, June 29, 2012

The Right Tires can Save You Fuel

Getting the best deal out of driving your car can be had if you know the right ways of taking care of your baby on wheels. And one way is to fit your vehicle with the right type of tires, and this can really help you save on gas and bring more mileage to your ride. MICHELIN tires offer you some tips that can make you get the most of your car.

Make sure your tires are properly inflated
Under-inflated tires have higher rolling resistance, and waste more fuel. Rolling resistance is the amount of force required for a tire to move at a constant speed. Make it a practice to check your tire pressure at least once every month to improve gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Remember to let the tires cool down before taking measurements to avoid getting a false reading, since heat increases pressure.

Go easy on the accelerator and brakes
Sudden acceleration consumes a lot of gas, and so does sudden braking.When approaching a red light, keep your foot away from the accelerator pad and instead keep a slow speed and a considerable distance from other cars, so you don’t slam on the brakes at the last minute. Decelerating keeps your car’s inertia (since you did not come to a full stop) and thus you don/t have to gather as much speed when traffic moves again.

Lose the excess baggage
A loaded car burns more fuel. As much as possible, do not store heavy equipment, tools, and other unnecessary items in your trunk. Even the extra luggage on top of the roof increases the wind resistance of your car and makes it use up more gas. Be bright, go light.

Windows up, windows down
Know how to use the car air conditioner wisely. Turning off the air conditioner and rolling down the windows when driving at a low speed gives you a bonus mile per gallon of gas. And surprise, surprise! Keeping the air conditioner on while driving at high speed actually improves fuel economy.

Switch to MICHELIN fuel-efficient tires
Select a good type of tires to use on your vehicle, considering factors such as city driving, off-road driving, weather conditions like the summer or rainy seasons, the make of your car(SUV, sedan or truck). Fuel-efficient tires have excellent tread depth for lower rolling resistance, better braking and handling, and reduce the heat generated from driving.

MICHELIN offers a wide range of tires that can cater to these needs, and delivers top-quality products that always deliver safety, fuel efficiency and long-lasting tires. You can even check what type of tire will best suit your specifications. Visit for more information.

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MICHELIN and Audi: pioneers of hybrid technology in motorsport

Six years after taking diesel technology to the top of the podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi and its partner MICHELIN have now won the world’s most famous endurance racing together using diesel/electric hybrid technology, the local Michelin office announced. André Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoît Tréluyer won the 80th edition of the French race driving the N°1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

As winner of the inaugural Le Mans 24 Hours in 1923, MICHELIN had a clear mission for the competition’s 80th edition: to support the bid of its partners Audi and Toyota to race hybrid technology in world class motorsport. MICHELIN’s response to that challenge was the development of a brand new range of tyres, including a new ‘slick/intermediate’ solution for the LMP1 prototypes.

The action during the race’s first six hours showcased the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, the R18 ultra and the Toyota TS030 Hybrid before the Japanese make’s return to Le Mans – after a 13-year absence – was prematurely terminated by a variety of incidents. With all four of its prototypes still running, Audi only had to finish to collect the brand’s 11th victory at Le Mans.

The result produced the fifth all-Audi/MICHELIN podium at the French race since 2000, while MICHELIN took its score to a record-breaking run of 15 consecutive successes since 1998.

MICHELIN also dominated the LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am classes. In the former, its partners Corvette, Aston Martin and Ferrari took turns to lead, although victory finally went to the N°51 AF Corse Ferrari of FISICHELLA/BRUNI/VILANDER. The LM GTE category was won by the N°50 Larbre Competition Corvette, ahead of the N°67 IMSA Porsche. Both two hold special importance for MICHELIN inasmuch as they enable a direct carryover of technologies developed in racing to its road tyres.

This weekend saw MICHELIN lay the foundations for the future of motorsport, too, through its involvement with the futuristic Nissan-DeltaWing prototype which was invited to contest the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours in the ‘experimental’ class.

To equip this unique car, MICHELIN’s engineers developed specific, revolutionary front tyres just 10cm wide and weighing only 5kg each, which are twice as durable yet capable of safely reaching speeds of more than 300kph. The Nissan-DeltaWing succeeded in regularly lapping faster than the target time established by the ACO (race organisers) before being edged off the track by another car on its 76th lap.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

MICHELIN’s free gas promo til June 30

Get your chance to score a good deal and save for a rainy day this June with the free gas promo from Michelin.

A single-receipt purchase of Michelin passenger car or light truck (PCLT) tires, of the same pattern and tire size until June 30 entitles the consumer to receive a pre-loaded fuel card which he/she can use at selected Petron outlets nationwide. A purchase of four tires entitles the buyer to a P1000 pre-loaded fuel card, while a purchase of two tires gets a P500 pre-loaded fuel card. The fuel cards are transferable but not convertible to cash.

 In Luzon consumers may contact TIARA Commercial and Industrial Corporation at 813-2548, 813-2786 and (0918 842-7201for inquiries or more details. In the Visayas consumers may contact Primex Trade Sales, Inc. in Cebu at (032) 254-8490, Iloilo at (033) 320-9344 and Bacolod at (034) 434-5408. Midanao customers may inquire from Transway Sales Corp in Davao at (082) 227-4355 and in Cagayan de Oro at (08822) 735565.


 The Michelin Free Gas Promo is covered by DTI-NCR Permit Nos.1405 and 1403, Series of 2012. For more details about the promo, customers may consult the promo posters, visit participating dealers in their area or log on to

Friday, June 8, 2012

Golf Your Way to Father’s Day at Marriott Manila

This June, we share our own fun way to uniquely indulge every great leader of the family—our dads! At Marriott Manila, we ensure that we’re the perfect venue to celebrate his life and love through golf.

Since it’s another event that deserves a grand blow out, food is always the first thing to consider especially for the man who takes time to enjoy family, hobby, and a good meal of course. If thinking where to eat on his special day, it would be great to consider a venue where dad can enjoy a hole-in-one treat from dining, accommodation, plus his love for golf!

Wake up the whole family a little earlier and head to Marriott Café for a taste of our most-talked about Sunday Brunch. Needless to say, there’s just something so endearing about a brunch especially at Marriott Café which has set the bar on the way we brunch—cozy, comforting, and basically has everything to satisfy an ever-fickle taste buds. For only P2, 500 net, the whole family is in to be treated with a spread that is purely gourmet. You cant’ go wrong with executive chef Meik Brammer’s 17 stations, featuring its newest additions such as oyster bar, chilled seafood, salumiere, cheese studio, homemade pasta, yakitori, Chinese, and tandoor. Plus, Cru Steakhouse also incorporates its specialties such as Angus beef rib eye, strip loin steak, grilled fish, squid and veggies--which of course, every meat lover dad should never pass up! If you’re family is a fan of big, tender, and tasty slabs of steaks, you must have heard about our Cru. Our well marbled, precious steak slices that are usually saved up for special occasions can now be gorged limitless and enough to suffice the price for this brunch. And who would’ve thought that a martini bar is such as pleasure to enjoy this time of they day? With these well-crafted cocktails and great mixes, it will surely set the stage for dad’s extra special event. Plus, our chocolate room that spells decadence is brimming with assorted chocolates and rich cake choices is always worth saving up the space for. Whether it’s for the romantic mom and dad or sweet-toothed siblings, this corner is bound to let you experience a taste of heaven. And if you haven’t tasted just yet our sensational homemade gelato, it’s the best time to savor every flavor, especially the famous Ferrero!

What’s amazing with dads is that, they love all sort of action-packed bonding experience, especially if it’s a golf game. That’s why while enjoying brunch, an indoor putting station awaits all families that is guaranteed to bring fun and can make any family closer than ever. Make sure to bring out the best putt for a chance to win Marriott Manila gift certificates such as overnight stay, Java+, Marriott Café buffet, golf lessons, and freebies when dad makes it hole-in-one.

But if your goal is to surprise dad with a most romantic kind of date, book for a Cru Steakhouse dinner. For this occasion, sous chef Redj Casanova takes it up a notch with a special Father’s Day 4-course menu: Crispy soft shell crab salad, cream of chicken veloute, grilled grain fed Australian rib eye or pan roasted salmon fillet, and dark chocolate soufflé with Bailey’s ice cream--all at P4, 000 net. And since it’s a day to be extra lavish, might as well consider treating him with a wine-by-the-glass which can add a wine tasting dimension to a meal. With its welcoming yet sophisticated fine dining vibe coupled by Cru’s personalized flair of service, dad will surely feel an amazing king of the day experience that he’ll probably talk about for years.

Another hands-down way to reward a hard working head of the family is by taking him at the Quan Spa, where he’s in to experience a whole new way to wholeness and wellness. Featuring Pevonia Detox massage for only P5, 950 net, this two-hour treatment is designed for distressing, detoxifying, and toning while taking away toxins and impurities of the body. This revered treatment for two hours is using Pevonia’s seaweed wrap teeming with nourishing extracts, guaranteed to revive and refresh a tired body.

A grueling first half of the year deserves a much-awaited break, and kicking back with your family sounds heavenly. Why not take them at Marriott Manila and avail of the mid-year bonus room package? For only P9, 888++ per night when staying for two nights, the deluxe room accommodation is also inclusive of buffet breakfast for two—and an extra 3rd night for free plus a double Marriott Rewards points!

Who said that crafting a special event like this would be such a pain? At Marriott Manila, we offer a simple formula for an occasion that is worth remembering while getting out of the traditional.

For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.


An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City . Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.