Archive for June, 2015

  • Pickup lines

    Pickup lines have a come a long way since the days of ‘Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven’ #MidasManCave Who knows, maybe one of these lines will work when you are having your next boys night. If not and you get slapped, it will be worth the look on her face! You smell like trash, may I take you out? I don’t know if you know this, but you look a lot like my next girlfriend. Is that a mirror in your pocket? Because I can see myself in your pants. Are you busy tonight at 2 a.m.? I’ll be Burger King and you be McDonald’s. I’ll have it my way, and you’ll be lovin’ it. Excuse me, does this rag smell like chloroform to you? Source: http://www.sheknows.com/top10/question/best-pickup-lines/page:10

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  • The evolution of communication

    At Midas Randburg we understand the evolution of communication and how things work #FollowUs Over many years we have seen the evolution in cars and now in communications and socially. As innovators in the motor industry we are always looking for new and more convenient ways for our clients to reach us. Not only we available via website, phone and also email we are taking over social media! Please follow these links and like, share and tweet with us. Facebook Twitter Youtube Google+ Instagram LinkedIn

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  • Impress Your Mechanic

    Impress Your Mechanic: 6 Important Types of Car Fluid #MidasLiquids We have posted in-depth information on all the fluids your car needs, but if you have missed any, here they are. It is nicely summed up just for you. All the below mention fluids are available from Midas Randburg www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. When I was young, no one told me (OK, fine, I ignored the fact) that cars need their oil and other fluids changed. Poor old VW …. Now that I’m a super-mature grown-up (ahem), I know that regular oil changes are a must. But what about all those other mysterious fluids that make our car run? Do they need our attention too? The answer is yes. Here’s a simple breakdown of the types of car fluid that keep your vehicle running smoothly. Motor oil … what does it actually do? Changing your car’s oil is one of the most common car maintenance chores. But what has the stuff ever done for us? Simply put, oil lubricates your engine. Because there are so many moving parts under your hood, oil reduces friction and keeps your engine from overheating. This lubrication also prevents rust by blocking oxygen from getting to the metal. And, as if it isn’t working hard enough already, oil traps dirt and other particles, leaving them behind in the oil filter (which is why it also pays to change your filter periodically). DONT FORGET OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL IS RUNNING, LESS 10% ON ALL OIL FILTERS 26 June – 2 July 2015. So next time you’re due for an oil change, think about everything oil’s done for you lately and wipe that grimace off your face. Transmission fluid: the other dipstick There are 2 dipsticks under your hood: one to check your motor oil and one to check on that underrated worker bee, the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid performs many of the same functions as motor oil, like lubrication and cooling. As transmission fluid moves through an automatic transmission, it gets pressurized, which provides the hydraulic power needed to perform the transmission’s basic functions, like shifting gears. For those of you with a stick shift, manual transmissions also require lubricant, but often use a different kind that has to be serviced from underneath the car (which means no dipstick). Where does antifreeze stand on the whole freeze vs. no…

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  • Beer reduces your risk of Cancer

    Beer reduces your risk of Cancer is news that could change your life #NutsandBolts4Breakfast We might not be able to supply you with beer but we can definitely help you drink it www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. The 12 benefits of drinking beer.  One benefit would have been enough for me but hey 12 is even better! Beer keeps your kidneys healthy A Finnish study singled out beer among other alcoholic beverages, finding that it was better for your kidneys. In fact, each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%. Beer for better digestion Beer, and especially dark beer, contains up to one gram of soluble fibre* in each 300 ml glass – unlike wine, which doesn’t contain any fibre at all. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit (a fibre deficiency can cause gastric and intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhoea). Beer to lower your bad cholesterol The fibre in beer can also help reduce your levels of LDL cholesterol, i.e. the “bad” type of cholesterol. Beer can increase your vitamin B levels Beer contains several B vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12). A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods. Beer for stronger bones! A 2009 study concluded that the elevated levels of silicon in beer can contribute to higher bone density. Beer as a cure for insomnia Lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which are both present in beer, can promote sleep! Beer reduces your risk of a heart attack Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 percent reduced risk of suffering a heart attack compared with non-beer drinkers. Beer helps prevent blood clots The ingredients in beer help prevent blood clots from forming. Beer boosts your memory According to studies, beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-beer drinkers. Beer helps combat stress Researchers at the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety. Beer as a cold remedy Drinking warm beer is an excellent cold remedy! When barley is warmed up it improves blood circulation and…

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  • Use your watch as a compass

    Use your watch as a compass so if you camping and you get lost or disoriented don’t worry, your good old watch will get you on the right path again #MidasOutdoors For all your camping and outdoor needs, Midas Randburg has you covered. It is always advisable that you take a tool box and some emergency vehicle spares should you breakdown on your way to the camp site www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. To use your watch as an approximate compass outside of the tropics in the northern hemisphere, hold the watch horizontal and point the hour hand at the sun. Half way between that point and the twelve o’clock mark on your watch points to the south. For example, if it is eight o’clock, point the 8 on the watch face at the sun and south would be at the ten o’clock position. If it is four o’clock, point the 4 on the watch face at the sun and south would be in the two o’clock position. At midday (twelve o’clock), the hour hand itself should point south. The method of halving the angle between the hour hand and the twelve o’clock watch position is required since the earth rotates once in a day, but the hour hand goes around the clock face twice. In the southern hemisphere, hold the watch horizontal and point the twelve o’clock mark in the direction of the sun. The north-south line is half way between the hour hand and the twelve o’clock mark. Using a watch to determine direction within the tropics is more complicated, since there are two solar maxima. The sun may lie to the north or south (or at midday be directly overhead), depending upon the time of the year. Because time on our planet is divided into 24 broad time zones, the sun is not normally directly south or at its highest point in the sky at exactly midday. The watch-as-compass method is therefore an approximate guide to direction only. The most exact method of finding direction without using a compass is to mark and measure the shadows that occur around midday. The shortest shadow cast by an object always points exactly north. To find where the sun is on a cloudy day, hold a pencil or stick upright over a light piece of paper or a lighter part of the ground….

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