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The More Economical Solution To Getting Around The City

Tired of commuting? Maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands—by driving your own car.

Metro Manila is no stranger to traffic and commuting woes. So it isn’t a surprise that getting around the city is tiring—both physically and emotionally. 

As we wait for our public transport system to get back on track to make commuting more bearable (*fingers crossed*), we can find sweet relief and a little comfort knowing that there are other ways to make getting around the city a little less toxic. 

One of which is getting your own car. While others may say this is counterintuitive, it’s actually a better option for you in the long run, and can save your sanity, too. 

Here’s why we think having your own car is the more economical choice. 

1. Taking public transportation is ideal if you want to get around the city on a budget. But with the current situation—crowded stations during rush hour and trains frequently breaking down, your convenience and safety will be constantly at risk. This is why driving your own car becomes the more ideal choice. Also, time saved when driving your own car means more productive hours at work and quality time with your loved ones. 

2. The daily commute—which ranges from 2 to 4 hours, one way for some—is not only stressful, it also exposes you to pollution and viruses, which can take a toll on your health. By getting your own car, you can protect yourself from the constant noise, smog, and other toxins, which you can’t escape when commuting on a daily basis.


3. If you’re concerned about the environment, you can help lessen your carbon footprint by getting a vehicle that is fuel efficient, so you get more by the mile when it comes to your diesel/gas. Looking at it from another perspective, it may be actually wiser to ride a newer car than a dilapidated jeep or smoke belching bus, which are both far from being eco-friendly. 

4. Though there have been other options made available like Grab and Angkas, which make travel undeniably faster and more comfortable, these ultimately put a dent in your wallet. If you’re paying as much as you do on these ride-sharing services, you may want to more smartly invest that money in buying your own car. 

Yes, owning a car is a big investment—but one you can afford with help from a reliable financing partner like BDO.  

Take advantage of BDO Auto Loan’s low rates, affordable cash-out options and fast processing, and make a better choice for yourself when it comes to traversing the city.   

Apply for a BDO Auto Loan now! For more details, click here.  

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