Archive for May, 2021

  • Your trusted Ryobi supplier

    We are your trusted Ryobi supplier. So, if you’re in the market for power tools you have come to the right place. As proud stockists and suppliers of the full Ryobi’s product range, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop DIY power tool shop! In addition to power tools, Ryobi also offer a wide range of products from generators, lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and high-pressure washers, to name a few! As an added bonus, most of their products come with a choice of electric, cordless or petrol-powered models. To learn more about Ryobi’s impressive range or to enquire about a specific product, we invite you to contact us! Pop into our store and have a look at our impressive range of car care products and more. For more information: Call or WhatsApp between 8am – 5pm weekdays only (082) 569-1394 | (011) 789-4411 / 011 036-0200 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. We invite you to leave us a FACEBOOK RECOMMENDATION or GOOGLE REVIEW. We would love to see your auto styling projects @RandburgMidas ‘TCs current stock price | While stock lasts PLEASE NOTE: All products and prices only apply to Randburg Midas on Bram Fischer Drive (191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg)

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  • Brembo Ventilated Discs

    Improve your vehicle’s braking performance with the latest Brembo ventilated discs. Why use vented rotors? The thermal stresses in a brake rotor are extremely intensive; in fact, all the energy of the vehicle is transformed into heat, generated in the disc/pad interface and the rise in local temperature is considerable. Depending on the varying heat conductivity of the rotor cast iron and of the brake pad friction material, in the majority of cases, more than 80% of the heat generated is absorbed by the brake rotor. So cooling the brake rotor is vital for the braking system to function properly. This occurs through air circulation due to the vehicle motion, but above all to the movement of the air induced by the revolution of the rotor itself. Depending on the quantity of heat to be dissipated, appropriate solutions need to be implemented to guarantee correct brake operation. The solution that’s generally implemented to increase the heat exchange surface with the air is the use of vented rotors, with an appropriate width of the ventilation channel and increasingly efficient ventilation shapes. These ensure improved cooling compared to solid rotors, which are therefore used mostly on the rear axle of medium-sized cars or on the front axle of compact and city cars. A few years ago, Brembo patented its PVT (Pillar Venting Technology) which, thanks to the shape and distribution of the pillars, manages to create air circulation inside the ventilation chamber, which allows for greater heat removal; what’s more, the position of the pillars is arranged in such a way as to create a good barrier against the formation and propagation of cracks. Since the Nineties, this type of technology has undergone constant developments, improving, in particular, the performance in its application to heavy vehicles and vehicles subjected to significant thermal stresses. The latest news from Brembo is the PVT plus patent dedicated to trucks and top-performance cars, which further improves performance during braking, incorporating all the technologies developed previously. What improvements does PVT ventilation offer compared to conventional ventilation? The high temperatures that are developed during braking lead to disc wear over time, which translates to reduced braking performance and excessive brake pad consumption. Thanks to an enhanced cooling system, PVT ventilation increases resistance to thermal cracks by more than 40%, consequently reducing wear and prolonging the average life of brake rotors and pads. Brembo has continued to improve the quality of its PVT vented rotors over time, implementing the T Pillar and…

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  • Dealing with car accidents

    If you read one thing today, make it this article! Here is your step-by-step guide to dealing with car accidents. From bumper bashings to 10 car pile-ups on the highway, car accidents are an everyday occurrence on South African roads. If the worst happened and you were involved in a car accident would you know what to do at the accident scene? Keep reading to learn what to do. Step 1: Stop and call for help Stop, switch on your hazards to warn other vehicles and climb out of your car if it is safe to do so. Call an ambulance and the police if passengers, drivers or pedestrians are injured. Note: You are required by law to stop your vehicle if you are involved in an accident and commuters and pedestrians are injured or killed or property is damaged. Failing to stop is considered a criminal offence. You can also be criminally charged for failing to help someone who has been hurt in an accident you are involved in, even if the accident was not your fault. Remember, however, that as much as you want to help injured people you should not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so. Step 2: Clear the road  Move any cars that are obstructing the flow of traffic, but be sure to mark their position on the road first with chalk or spray paint if available, or to photograph the scene before the cars are moved. Note: If a person or animal has been injured in the accident do not interfere with the evidence or move any vehicles unless those vehicles are obstructing the traffic completely. Step 3: Assess the damage For insurance, purposes take photos of the accident from as many different angles as possible. Take close-up photos of any damage to your car and any other cars involved. Step 4: Questions and answers Take down the following information from all other drivers involved in the accident as well as from people who witnessed the accident: Full names and surnames ID numbers Home, cell and business phone numbers Physical addresses E-mail addresses Vehicle registration Description of the vehicles (make, model and colour) Names and contact details of the police officials, paramedics, and tow truck drivers Your location: street name and suburb The time of the accident Road conditions and visibility Remember to also take note of what happened immediately before…

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