Archive for November, 2015

  • Scirocco-Top speed

    VW have recently announced their 2016 Scirocco that has a Top speed of 246 km/h what do you think of it? #MidasPower Randburg Midas stock the full range of VW spare parts. Some info on the VW Scirocco GTS Some cars live for ever because they are constantly reinvented. The Scirocco, a pure-bred European sports car, is one of these cars that is forever young. Presented at the 1974 Geneva Motor Show, 41 years ago, it became an icon of compact German coupés. The car caught the spirit of the age: over a million units of the Scirocco have been produced since then. Last summer a comprehensively refined generation of the sports car was launched, featuring, among other things, a completely new range of engines. Building on this, Volkswagen unveils the new Scirocco GTS – a sports car with 162 kW / 220 PS – in a world premiere at Auto Shanghai. Its engine is one of the most popular in the Scirocco range because it is sharing its design genes with the engine of the Golf GTI. A turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine that is recognised as being one of the most agile four-cylinder engines in the world. It catapults the Scirocco GTS – either with a manual gearbox or with the 6-speed DSG – to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds. Top speed: 246 km/h (DSG: 244 km/h). The average fuel consumption shows just how efficient the engine of the Scirocco is: just 6.1 l/100 km with a manual gearbox and similarly economical at 6.4 l/100 km with a DSG gearbox. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.netcarshow.com/volkswagen/2016-scirocco_gts/

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  • Early Warning Signs that You Have an Oil Leak

    Whether you have sprung a leak or just need a top up, just remember Randburg Midas has the right engine oil for all makes and models of cars. Learn what the early Warning Signs are that You Have an Oil Leak #SmokeBrake The most common and obvious symptom of an oil leak is the presence of a puddle beneath your vehicle that forms whilst the car is parked. However, while most people might automatically assume that the leak in question is an oil leak, the fact of the matter is that there are actually over six different types of fluid that may be leaking – oil, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid, to name a few. Read on to learn how to tell the difference and how to look out for warning signs that your engine oil reservoir has been compromised. Generally, you can tell what kind of a fluid leak your vehicle is experiencing by taking note of the colour and consistency of the puddle that forms below the engine: Oil is usually light brown or black in colour with a medium consistency. Transmission fluid is usually reddish; however, it can also be brown or black. The puddle will form underneath the car towards the centre. Power steering fluid looks exactly like transmission fluid, but will pool towards the front of the car. If you notice a leak that is slippery in consistency and a pale brown colour, you are most likely dealing with leaking brake fluid. Brightly-coloured fluid that is either green, yellow or red could indicate a coolant leak. Below are a few other tell-tale signs that your engine oil is leaking: Your oil is consistently low If you find that you constantly have to top up your oil every time you visit the petrol station, the chances are high that you have a leak. In order to tell whether the leak is minor or a sign of something slightly more serious, top up your oil at home and check the level every half an hour or so. If the oil drains rapidly, you could have a hole in your oil pan. You see oil that is milky in appearance If your oil looks slightly milky, there might be a crack in the engine block which is causing the oil to mix with water and slowly leak out. Your clutch slips If your vehicle has manual transmission, your clutch might…

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  • How to pack a cooler

    Whenever I go out camping I tend to just through everything into the cooler box and hope for the best. If you follow this basic advice, you will learn how to pack a cooler the proper way #MidasOutdoors Purchase all of your camping goods from Randburg Midas’s #SummerPromo valid 23 Nov-31 Dec 2015. And most importantly, the more space you free up means there is more space for beer! Step One: The Cooler Before you cram your drinks and grilling essentials into your cooler, give it a thorough cleaning. Remove any dirt and mildew that has built up since its last use to prevent contamination. Stay away from harsh chemicals, though. A simple combination of soap and water will do the trick. Step Two: Beverages Cover the bottom of your cooler with a layer of ice prior to adding any beverages. Place all of your beverages on top of the ice, and cover with an additional layer of ice to make sure they stay cooler, longer. Keeping your beverages at the bottom of your cooler will help them stay cold despite the warmth of the summer sun. Step Three: Meat Products: Just like you did with your beverages, cover the width of the cooler with a layer of ice before you pack your meat products. Stack your meat products on top of the ice, and surround it with ice on all sides. By putting your meats in the middle of your cooler, you can prevent them from spoiling. Be sure all meat is properly packaged in leak proof containers and bags or placed in a separate cooler if necessary. Always keep meat and poultry separate from foods that will be eaten raw. Step Four: Fruits and Vegetables Store your fruits and vegetables in plastic, air-tight containers before you pack them. This will save space and maintain freshness. Place the containers on top of your meat products, and cover them with ice to keep them cool. Step Five: Snacks and Misc. Items Pack any snacks or miscellaneous items in air-tight plastic bags, and place them on top of all other items in your cooler. This will provide easy access, because let’s face it: everyone needs to get to those chips in a hurry. Step Six: More Ice this may seem a bit redundant, but we’re serious about ice. Fill your cooler to the brim with ice, and pack it in tightly…

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  • Worlds Oldest Ford Vehicle

    Did you know the 1903 Ford Model A is one of the World’s Oldest Ford Vehicle #SmokeBrake Even if you drive an oldie, at Randburg Midas we can help you with any parts you need. Interesting Facts: Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr., has purchased the company’s oldest known surviving vehicle, a 1903 Model A, at auction for R37 108 36 The Model A, launched on July 28, 1903 and would become Ford’s first commercial success, with about 1,800 units sold during its production run. The historic vehicle will play a significant role in the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of company founder Henry Ford and then become part of the company’s permanent collection. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/worlds-oldest-ford-vehicle-back-in-the-hands-of-the-ford-family.html

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  • Insane acceleration

    Click here to watch our top 5 cars that have the most insane acceleration #MidasPower If you want your car to tear up the tar like these bad boys, make sure to only use the best spare parts which you can find at Randburg Midas. Which car was your favourite? For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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