At the core of the LausGroup of Companies owned by the late multi-awarded entrepreneur Liberato “Levy” P. Laus is the LausAutoGroup, a multi-brand automotive network that has made a name in giving first-class sales and after-sales service to customers.

From Mr. Laus’ humble beginnings in the automotive industry when he founded a once small allied subdealer Carworld, Inc. in 1978, the LausAutoGroup has expanded into a network of automotive dealers dispersed in 40 branches covering three regions — Northern and Central Luzon, and Metro Manila.

LausAutoGroup offers 17 car brands, namely Mitsubishi, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, Volkswagen, Kia, Suzuki, Nissan, Haima, Mazda, Foton, Fuso, Peugeot, Jeep, Changhe, and Piaggo Apé.

For almost four decades of offering excellent service, the LausAutoGroup has made its mark in automotive dealership. Its founder’s passion for cars and customer care has brought the company distinctions in both sales and after-sales categories, which is evident by the awards and recognitions it earned through the years.

The automotive network also has a local business for quality second-hand cars. Carmix, LausAutoGroup’s mixed-used auto dealership arm, made a name as a trusted source of affordable pre-owned automobiles. It also offers trade-in options and auto financing assistance on all its vehicles.

Moreover, LausAutoGroup has other ancillary business units that aptly supplement the services of its auto dealership companies.

The group operates Laus Auto Services, a multi-brand service center located at Clark Freeport Zone that offers general jobs, body paint, and collision repair services to cars of all builds and brands.

Corporate Guarantee and Insurance Company (CGIC) provides insurance coverage for motor, fire, personal accident, casualty, marine, and bonds. Its website states that it is one of the top 25 non-life insurance companies in the country. It also has an IS0 9001:2015 certification, after earning two earlier certifications.

Comtrust Finance and Investment Corporation, more known as Laus Auto Finance, offers auto loan financing, check-discounting, and credit investigation services.

From a tire and service center, Tire City Goodyear Autocare now serves as a complete one-stop auto care hub that also covers services such as under chassis and wheel alignments, brakes, cooling system checks, electrical and body works, and painting. The LausAutoGroup is also a distributor of Yokohama tires through Tire City Yokohama Pampanga.

Located along McArthur Highway in San Fernando, Pampanga, Carworld Caltex is a highly regarded business for its enhanced services that it was even awarded a Caltex Mystery Motorist Award, a citation they received after having scored 100% in customer satisfaction.

Another auto partner of the group is the Laus Marketing and Trading Corp., the distributor of Voltronic, a well-established brand of motor oil and lubricants from Germany. It also distributes the Auto Flood Protector, a cylindrical film tube that shields cars, trucks, SUV, and other furniture and prized possessions from rapid flood or water overflow.

Hüper Optik Philippines, another subsidiary of the group, is the country’s distributor of Hüper Optik, maker of the world’s first nano-ceramic multi-layer window films. — Adrian Paul B. Conoza