One of the toughest factors about going to a new state is to discover the essential services you will will need. These include health professionals (we have sections about that), a capable dentist (we have suggestions) and, after you personal a motor motor vehicle, skilled mechanics. Now we have a advice.
When we 1st moved to Iloilo we acquired a model new 2008 Toyota Innova. We purchased the Innova ahead of we purchased our Tigbauan property. We paid out about P800,000 for it. In 2015 we offered it for P420,000. It had a minimal about 30,000 kilometers on the odometer. It was and is an great auto, but not one particular that handled the tough streets to our house in Tigbauan.
We experienced our Innova serviced at the Iloilo Toyota dealer. Toyota Iloilo’s provider office is a miracle of buy and cleanliness, potentially better than some area hospitals. So we were quite joyful with them. Of training course they practiced the change instead than fix solution and Toyota components are not affordable. One of our dogs chewed a rubber boot which was component of the rear brakes. The Toyota treatment was to exchange the full assembly at a value of about $200, rather than the insignificant rubber boot. We created up our own rubber boot out of a truck internal tube.
So, we dropped P380,000 when we sold the Toyota. Dependent on the simple fact that we drive so couple of kilometers for each 12 months, maybe 5,000KM, we decided to acquire a used automobile where by the depreciation would be slower than it had been on the Innova. We shopped on the on the net shopping site olx.com and noticed a 2008 Kia Sorento for sale by a German couple in Bacolod. It had about 51,000KM on it and had 4WD and computerized transmission, and several other luxuries we did not have on our stripped-down Innova.
Our thinking was as a result. Purchasing a new automobile with substantial ground clearance, 4WD and computerized transmission would cost about P1.5 million or around $32,000. Our Sorento price P525,000 or about $11,400. So we could devote a fantastic offer on fix and upkeep on the Sorento and nonetheless conserve a wonderful deal on depreciation. The Sorento has necessary a handful of repairs. Previously we wrote about having the air conditioner compressor fixed. We experienced a wheel bearing go terrible, but over-all the fix prices have been insignificant in our nearly total very first year of ownership. The depreciation in worth of the Sorento is very likely negligible, nothing in contrast with what it would have been experienced we opted to acquire a new SUV or 4WD pickup.
We have employed the Goodyear dealership on Ledesma road for most of the repairs. We experienced them put in a 2.5” carry kit we ordered from the U.S. It was a various hour occupation involving the disassembly of the entrance suspension. They did a great job and billed P1,200. They also changed the undesirable wheel bearing. The bearing went undesirable whilst we had been in Iloilo Metropolis. Goodyear is fantastic with having you supply the restore sections, so we went to Korex on Valeria (Iloilo’s car or truck components Road) which specializes in parts for Korean vehicles. The Korean-designed element was not inexpensive but the installation was. Goodyear took the hub to a device shop which pressed-out the aged bearing and pressed in the new.
On our most new pay a visit to, we noticed a nail head in 1 of the tires. They assisted us just about straight away, jacking the getting rid of the wheel and pulling out the nail, which turned out to be a little screw whose head experienced been floor down so it appeared like a nail head. They took the wheel and tire to the water tank to look at for leaks. There were being none. They put the tire again on. I questioned what the demand was. They stated no cost. We paid out the mechanic a idea. We generally tip, as do other customers. These young gentlemen do the job hard, do a good work and are almost certainly not paid incredibly a great deal. Tipping also assures that when you have to have enable, you will get it.
There could at some point be repairs which demand service at the Kia vendor, but till then we are really happy with Goodyear Ledesma.