Archive for June, 2017

  • 5 Car superstitions

    Seeing that it’s Friday the 13th we thought it might be fun to share these 5 interesting car superstitions that we found… YOU WONT BELIEVE YOUR EYES! We would like to thank the good people at Right Turn for this fun article. Whether you believe in car superstitions or not, it’s hard to ignore the ominous feeling of Friday the 13th. People who fear this day suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia. Friday the 13th frightens people so much that they won’t travel, marry, or even go to work in some extreme cases. The basic idea of superstitious behavior is that if any one action leads to a successful outcome, you’re likely to repeat that behavior. Sometimes this seeps into the most mundane tasks in our daily lives. Even driving. We’ve compiled 5 popular car superstitions associated with driving. Will you be continuing your superstitious car traditions this Friday the 13th?   Changing Your Oil Every 5000km Knowing when to change your oil is such a divisive topic. Old school owners (like my ole man) swear by the rule to change oil every 5000km. No matter what kind of car, he sticks with this rule. And how can I blame him — his cars are somehow in better shape when he gets rid of them than when he drives them off the lot. But it’s been indicated by many experts that every 5000km can be excessive, especially if you own a newer vehicle. It’s not bad for your vehicle, it’s just a waste of time and money. The best advice is to consult your owner’s manual. Most vehicles go 15,000km or more before an oil change. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say you should ignore checking your oil. And if you drive a lot of Kilometer or more aggressively, then you are putting more stress on your engine and more frequent oil changes may be necessary.   Colour of Your Car and Traffic Tickets A common misconception is that red cars get more traffic and speeding tickets than any other car color. People tend to believe that the flashy color is attention grabbing but for all the wrong reasons. So would you go so far as to not purchase a red car because of this reputation?! That’s the case for a lot of people but put simply, this is just an urban legend. In fact, the most-ticketed car color is white. And a lot of the types…

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  • Traveling with your dog

    If you are anything like us, we love travelling with our beloved pooches! So, in this awesome video, we give you 6 tips that will make traveling with your dog so much easier. To start, we would like to give a shout out to Pop Sugar and say a special thank you for sharing this informative video The hardest part about traveling is having to leave your pup behind, but if you’re considering taking him along for the ride, we have some tips to help make it a fun and successful adventure for both of you. It’s all about being prepared, so if you’re hitting the road, make sure to pack a puppy carry-on stocked with his favourite treats, food, and water. It’s also important to keep your pal relaxed and entertained by having toys and objects that smell like home on hand. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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 ‘TCs current stock price | while stocks last’ just on the website post Source: https://youtu.be/fQwS9LM7MZg

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  • Lending a helping hand to Knysna

    Randburg Midas and the entire Midas Group have joined efforts in lending a helping hand. All in an effort to assist the effected community of Knysna who have recently been devastated by what is reported to be the worst fire the area has ever seen! The aim and goal of this incredible initiative is to have each Midas shop donate a whopping R5,000 to the cause. With over 200 shops, the estimated final donation will be in the region of 1 Million Rand!!! We encourage…..no we actually challenge other South African companies to do the same. Get involved in helping out the people Knysna community who were all part of this fire disaster. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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 ‘TCs current stock price | while stocks last’ just on the website post Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest

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  • Torches, torches and more torches

    Torches, torches and more torches. Yes Randburg Midas stock a wide range of torches! Don’t forget for ALL your outdoor lifestyle related needs Randburg Midas has your covered. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will get it for you. Let’s take a look at the various types of torches. There are many different styles of LED torches, each with a specific or range of use. General Hand-held Torches Traditionally, a hand-held torch consisted of a long tube filled with large, D-type cells, with a larger end containing a filament bulb and reflector, rated to the total battery voltage. A standard torch contained four such cells, each initially contributing 1.5 volts, to yield a total of 6 volts. Notably, the D cell was actually introduced in 1898 as the first ever flashlight battery. While these hand-held torches were solidly built, often used by the police and emergency services, they suffered from poor battery life, and the batteries themselves were expensive to replace. These have now largely been replaced by general-purpose torches that offer superior battery life, increased brightness, and smaller physical sizes. Head Torches Head torches were traditionally worn by mountaineers and cavers. They used a single filament bulb that was mounted on a climbing or caving hat, or constructed as a headband, to be worn on the head to provide light in whichever direction the wearers faced. These head torches often had a battery pack situated on the belt of the wearer to provide added illumination time with larger batteries. Nowadays, with the advances in LED lighting and their reduced need for current, most head torches no longer require the extra weight and bulk of a separate battery pack. Instead, smaller, more longer-lasting batteries can be incorporated right inside the LED light itself. Floodlight Torches Because of their increased efficiency and battery life, and what was once the domain of larger, battery-powered torches or even mains lanterns, LED floodlights are now starting to appear on the market. These can range from smaller, handheld units up to much larger devices. The larger devices often have magnets on the reverse, making them ideal for temporary attachment under car bonnets, getting the light exactly where it is needed without the inconvenience of sacrificing one hand to hold it in place. Automotive Torches LED torches that are useful to motorists are becoming very popular. Often, these take the form of…

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  • SpillFix picks up all automotive fluids

    Seeing is believing and this amazing video goes to prove just that. Watch how SpillFix picks up all automotive fluids without any hassle. Randburg Midas are official distributors of SpillFix products. So make sure you come past and get some today. To learn more about their amazing products and to watch more videos please visit www.spillfix.com Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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 ‘TCs current stock price | while stocks last’ just on the website post Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest  

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