Checking Vehicle’s LTO Record

We’ve recently renewed the registration of our EcoSport and decided to check LTO’s info about our vehicle. To check, text “LTO VEHICLE <PLATE#>” to 2600. The service only appears to work during office hours.

Example (send to 2600):
LTO VEHICLE NAD4009

Related link:
LTO Vehicle Registration Renewal
LTO Registration Sticker

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Problem with Our EcoSport’s Lug Nuts

Lately, it has become more and more difficult to remove the tires due to a problem with our EcoSport’s lug nuts. The issue appears to be due to the lug nut’s thin metal sleeve, which once damaged, makes removal extremely difficult. After not being able to remove one of the tires during a road emergency, I’ve finally decided to replace the lug nuts.

To watch a video where I discussed the problematic lug nuts of our EcoSport, head directly to Problem with Our EcoSport’s Lug Nuts.

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Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs

As part of preventive maintenance procedure, EcoSport’s spark plugs must be replaced (or restored to proper specifications) every 40,000 kilometers. To remove and install the spark plugs, you will need a tool called a spark plug wrench.

To watch a video on how I replaced the spark plugs of our EcoSport, head directly to Replacing EcoSport’s Spark Plugs.

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Removing EcoSport’s Cowl Cover

The catch basin that collects and diverts flowing water from the windshield when it rains is called the cowl. The cowl must be cleaned regularly (every few years) to ensure it is not clogged and effectively channels the water away from the engine. To clean the cowl, simply remove the cover, which is secured by some screws and clips. Disassembly and reassembly (for cleaning purposes) only takes a few minutes.

To watch a video on how I removed the cowl cover of our EcoSport, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s Cowl Cover.

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Cabin Filter Replacement EcoSport

This video tutorial features a simpler way of removing the filter but must be performed with care as it involves flexing of a panel.

To learn how to install or replace the cabin air filter (pollen filter) of an EcoSport, head directly to Replacing the Cabin Filter.

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Celebrating 77777th Kilometer

After 3.5 years, our daily-driven 2017 EcoSport Trend MT has reached a mileage, or more accurately, kilometer-age of 77777. We have not encountered any issue with our unit since its purchase in December 2016. Thank you for keeping us safe on the road!

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LTO Registration Renewal

The dealer registers a new vehicle for an initial period of 3 years, which must then be renewed yearly. For vehicles with license plates available, LTO will need to match the plate number with the prescribed renewal schedule. In the case of our EcoSport, the 3-year registration expires February 2020 while the last digit of the plate number is 9 (September).

In order to align the yearly payment schedule with the plate number’s last digit, we paid for an extension from February to August 2020 (7 months only), and by September 2020, we will again renew the registration, but this time, for a full 1 year or 12 months (to cover the period September 2020 to September 2021). Other requirements for the registration include a copy of the most recent OR-CR, emission test, and a TPL insurance.

Related link: Checking Vehicle’s LTO Record

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