Midas Service Parts

All things car service related including: Air, Oil and Fuel Filters, Wiper Blades and tons more.

Motorcycles

Here you will find all things MOTORCYCLE related including, bike care, spares, lubrication, new products, news and more...

Midas Out Doors

Fishing gear and amazing locations, camping, Braaing as well as tips on entertaining out doors and much more.

Power Tools

If it’s a tool you can plug into a power source, you will find something on that item here. Including awesome videos, articles and DIY specials for every skill level.

Midas Liquids

All things motor liquid related including: Oil, 2 Stroke, Hydraulic and Brake Fluids, Anti-Freeze and all types of additives.

Midas Man-Cave

Articles on some of the coolest tools and gadgets that every man and women should own.

Carwash

A look at all things related to caring for your vehicle, including product reviews and awesome tutorials. A must for all car owners.

Midas Really Cares

A look into the amazing CSI work that Randburg Midas undertake in.

Midas Power

Everything related to all things that make or require power in your car, such as: Batteries, chargers, coils, leads and more.

Smoke Brake

Interesting articles that will help teach you how to spot early warning signs, so that you can attend to them before disaster strikes.

Road Tripping

Features on where to go road tripping, what to pack, what’s required for your Mozambique trip, safety tips and more.

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  • Air Compressor

    We take an in-depth look at how your air compressor works #Powertool Come and speak to use at Randburg Midas for all of your compressor needs. We have you covered from hoses to coupling to complete compressors of any size! Years ago, it was common for shops to have a central power source that drove all the tools through a system of belts, wheels and driveshafts. The power was routed around the work space by mechanical means. While the belts and shafts may be gone, many shops still use a mechanical system to move power around the shop. It’s based on the energy stored in air that’s under pressure, and the heart of the system is the air compressor. You’ll find air compressors used in a wide range of situations—from corner gas stations to major manufacturing plants. And, more and more, air compressors are finding their way into home workshops, basements and garages. Models sized to handle every job, from inflating pool toys to powering tools such as nail guns, sanders, drills, impact wrenches, staplers and spray guns are now available through local home centers, tool dealers and mail-order catalogs. The big advantage of air power is that each tool doesn’t need its own bulky motor. Instead, a single motor on the compressor converts the electrical energy into kinetic energy. This makes for light, compact, easy-to-handle tools that run quietly and have fewer parts that wear out. Air compressor types While there are compressors that use rotating impellers to generate air pressure, positive-displacement compressors are more common and include the models used by homeowners, woodworkers, mechanics and contractors. Here, air pressure is increased by reducing the size of the space that contains the air. Most of the compressors you’ll run across do this job with a reciprocating piston. Like a small internal combustion engine, a conventional piston compressor has a crankshaft, a connecting rod and piston, a cylinder and a valve head. The crankshaft is driven by either an electric motor or a gas engine. While there are small models that are comprised of just the pump and motor, most compressors have an air tank to hold a quantity of air within a preset pressure range. The compressed air in the tank drives the air tools, and the motor cycles on and off to automatically maintain pressure in the tank. At the top of the cylinder, you’ll find a valve head…

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  • Engine Flush

    Every time you service your car you should do an engine flush #MidasServiceParts Be sure to get your engine flush next time you are at Randburg Midas getting your service parts. With time even the best engine oil deteriorates and contaminates the engine with gums and varnish deposits that a simple oil change just cannot remove. Any new oil may be compromised and be contaminated by deposits left behind. Extended service intervals are placing higher demands on today’s engine oils, making it now even more important to ensure that the new oil is given the optimum chance to protect the engine. Most engine flushes are solvent-type products, they tend to reduce the lubrication of the oil. If this type of flush is left in the engine too long mechanical damage can occur and engine seals can affected. Damage may not be visible but is irreversible. Wynn’s Engine Flush has been formulated to gently dissolve and remove internal engine contaminants by suspending them in a high level of dispersants. The non-solvent formula assures maximum drainage of the contaminants with the used oil, thereby minimising new oil contamination. Features & Benefits: Extends engine life & prepares engine prior to Oil & Filter Change Dissolves varnish, sludge and other contaminants from vital engine parts Prepares engine to optimise new oil & filter life Solvent Free, will not damage seals Recommended for new or old petrol, diesel & LPG engines Source: www.wynns.net

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  • Timing Belt Replacement

    Here are 8 signs that your timing belt needs replacement #SmokeBreak Randburg Midas stock a full range of timing belts and timing chains. Because of the costly nature of timing belt replacement many car owners can be reluctant to get it replaced at the appropriate time. A recent study found that one out of five vehicles needs a new belt, which is crazy when there are 15+ million cars on South Africa’s roads. Unfortunately this neglect could bring on more costly damages to your engine and components, and when the timing belt does fail you’ll be left stranded as your vehicle cannot operate without it. It is always better to be preventative rather than reactive so here are a few things your mechanic will look out for. Material Loss Belt wear is just like tyre wear, as you lose grip you lose traction, which makes the timing belt slip. This is more likely to happen during high load use (pulling a trailer/caravan) or in wet weather. Belt Abrasion This normally occurs when there is a tensioner or pulley misalignment, excessive heat or bearing failure. Your mechanic will notice the belt’s edges have been worn down to the filaments inside. Cracking This sign of wear is self-explanatory. Your mechanic will inspect both the topside and underside (rib cross-section); if your vehicle has a neoprene timing belt and there are a lot of cracks this can indicate excessive wear, which needs to be attended to ASAP. Glazing Glazing is when the timing belt has a shiny or glossy appearance on the underside, which means the belt has gone stiff and isn’t providing the flexibility needed. Your mechanic will check this by trying to put an indent into the surface of the belt. If it doesn’t leave a mark the belt needs replacing. Pilling As the timing belt ages the material it loses can build up loosely in the rib cross-sections. This can cause belt noise and excess vibration. Your mechanic will also check the accessory brake pulleys for further material build up as they may also need to be changed. Hydroplaning This occurs when water cannot be dispersed away from the warn belt and pulleys. The belt then hydroplanes on water between the belt and pulleys, which results in a loss of power to engine accessories. Elongation Material loss can also change the effective length of the belt, moving the tensioner beyond its take-up limit….

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