Archive for December, 2015

  • Save money on fuel

    Focus on these 10 simple steps to save money on fuel and you’ll free up your cash for other things. It works for diesel too! #MidasLiquids Servicing your car frequently will also reduce your fuel consumption, Randburg Midas stock service parts for all makes and models of cars. The price of petrol and diesel is ALWAYS rising, but so follow these 10 simple fuel saving tips. Make fewer trips Did you know that when you drive a car that has been parked for a few hours, the engine is cold and it uses much more fuel for the first 5 km or so? Ideally you’d combine all your daily errands into one big trip. Often that’s not possible if you have to pop out during the day to drop off and collect the family, but try not to go out separately to do the supermarket shop or buy a newspaper. Don’t drive in the rush hour There are few worse places to spend your time than stuck in a traffic jam, but it’s also a very expensive way of travelling. Every time that you stop and start in traffic, your car needs first gear and a huge amount of fuel to get moving again. Second gear is not much better. The best solution is to not travel during the rush hour. You can also save some fuel by trying to understand what the traffic is doing in front of you, and travelling steadily at a slow speed, rather than accelerating and braking. If you have to travel in rush hour a lot, then you could consider buying a hybrid car, which uses much less fuel in town than a normal petrol or diesel. Close the windows (and sunroof, if you’ve got one) It’s not so much of a problem when you’re driving in town (see above), but when you’re out of town or on the highway and moving more quickly, the shape of your car is very important. Car designers call it aerodynamics and make lots of effort to reduce the ‘drag’ and make the car as sleek as possible. Anything that makes wind noise as your car goes along is actually making your car more expensive to run. You can’t do much about the design of your car, but you can avoid making it worse by not leaving the windows and sunroof open. It’s better to use the air vents for most of…

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  • How to Tow a Caravan or Trailer

    After last year’s festive season we received a lot of requests for information on How to Tow a Caravan or trailer from followers who struggled. Follow these tips and towing will be a piece of cake on your next journey #SmokeBrake Towing  a Caravan, whether it is large or small, requires a regular review of the equipment, including the hitch and signals, as well as some extra safety and clearance precautions to ensure a secure drive. If you are looking for any trailer maintenance parts such as hitches, coupling plugs or wheel bearings, Randburg Midas is your go to shop! Pretrip Check Before you hit the road with your Caravan or Trailer, make sure the trailer is safely connected to the hitch, and the brake lights and signals are working properly. First, check the hitch. For a regular ball hitch, the tongue on the trailer should be properly attached to the vehicle hitch, with the locking mechanism snapped and lock pin in place. If the hitch isn’t secure, it could off and go through someone’s windshield. A trailer connection to a vehicle should also have two chains, criss-crossing in an X shape, between the vehicle and the trailer. Check the connection by pulling up on the trailer to try to pull it off the hitch, which you shouldn’t be able to do. If you can pull the hitch off, it must be reattached. Also check the clearance of the connection, and make sure any wheel or stand for the trailer is in the up or drive position. Next, check the brake lights and signals. Connect the electrical wires from the Caravan or Trailer to the vehicle. If no one is available to tell you whether the lights work when you apply the brakes, use the reflection of another vehicle, window, or other reflective surface; or check in the dark. It is very important that the brake lights work on the Caravan or Trailer. Otherwise, motorists are unable to tell when you are slowing (and in the dark, they won’t be able to see you at all). If the Caravan or Trailer and hitch connection is good, and the trailer signals are working, you’re ready to drive. On the Road Before you hit the highway, though, make sure you’re familiar with driving your vehicle-trailer combination. A good way to get used to manoeuvring, including some practice backups, is to drive in…

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  • Motorbike Style Exhaust

    Just when you think you have see it all you come across a video that makes you think you have just seen a Motorbike Style Exhaust that SHOULD NOT EVER HAPPEN! #MotorBikes Be kind to your motorbike and only use manufactured recommended products like Motul engine oil that is available at Randburg Midas. Most importantly, don’t embarrass yourself or your poor bike. What was this dude thinking?!? 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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  • Awesome LUMO clip light

    Randburg Midas is lighting the way with the awesome LUMO clip light #MidasManCave The Lumo clip light by NEBO is super compact and suitable for everyday use. Features a specially designed diffuser dome that produces evenly distributed light. This great little piece of kit is small enough to fit in your pocket or your back pack and perfect for camping as the diffused light is non-disruptive. It is supplied with a carabiner clip so it’s also handy to attach to your rucksack, handbag or belt loop. The LUMO clip light is the perfect gift for anyone! So get yours from Randburg Midas today! 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.torchdirect.co.uk/general/nebo-lumo-led-key-ring-clip-light-with-diffuser-dome.html

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  • Covered with Shield

    When dirt, grime and grit get you down head over to Randburg Midas for the best car care products to put a smile and shine back in your life. REMEMBER: Randburg Midas has you covered with Shield! #Carwash Randburg Midas carry the full range of Shield car care products. Shield Chemicals has progressively earned the reputation of being one of the leading brands of car care supplies, auto detailing products and automotive accessories and it has never been easier to get your hand on this top quality products. Simple go to Randburg Midas and let their experts help you with what you need. 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.shieldchem.co.za/about-shield-car-care-supplies

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