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

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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.

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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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  • Keeping your car rust free

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    Keeping your car rust-free prevents serious damage and maintains the look and value of your car. Here are 6 detailed steps and a few extra tricks for preventing rust on your car.  Big thanks to Instructables for the great article! Step 1: General Maintenance Wash your car every two weeks; once a week if it is wet with salt on the roads. Wax your car once every four months. Keep the inside clean as well, being sure to clean up after any spills which can start rust from the inside. Image Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/11563/the-best-cleaning-implements-for-washing-your-car-or-truck/ Step 2: Take Extra Care around Salt Salt speeds rust, so be careful to keep your car clean if you live by the ocean or in the winter when there’s salt on the road. Clean the underside of your car and your wheel wells when filthy or at least once a week during the winter when salt is out. If your car is seriously at risk for rust because of regular exposure to salt, etc. you can clean it and then spray it with a lubricant appropriate for cars or even paint it with a proper coating for the surface (this should be done by a professional). Step 3: Rust Coating! If you are in a very salty climate or are already fending off rust problems, you may want to consider coating your car with a rust-preventing spray. Key is to keep metal surfaces dry- whether you wipe them off after use, or protect them with paint, lacquer, lubricant or wax. If you are going to spray your car with anything flammable. Make sure the engine is cold and give it some time for the vapours to clear up before you fire it up again. Try to avoid spraying on your exhaust or mufflers so they don’t get too smelly when hot. Step 4: The Extra Steps Before any long periods of inactivity, wash and spray down a rust-preventing spray. Drive further behind other vehicles to prevent knicks from pebbles they kick up. Cover your car with a car cover whenever possible. Step 5: Inspect Regularly! Examine your car for rust often. External painted parts will show rust when the paint bubbles or blisters up. On other metal parts, just look for the beginnings of rust. There are 3 areas to look for rust: the engine and trunk, the undercarriage of the car and the external painted…

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  • Mental Health Month

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    October is known worldwide as Mental Health Month. “Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” – Ezra Taft Benson Ezra speaks truly, the worst battles we can fight are those within ourselves, against voices that persist and habits that were once healthy and now don’t serve to help us at all. Mental Health problems are a silent enemy, one that those around us can neither see nor hear, but that those who suffer from it can scarcely avoid. Where do you hide from your own mind? Mental Health Month seeks to raise awareness of these conditions and what you can do to help those who suffer from them. History Of Mental Health Month The story of mental health care is a long one, reaching far back into history where men and women battled with what were believed to be literally invisible demons that lived in their heads. Prayer and exorcisms, witch doctors and shamans alike were called on to aid those who struggled with these conditions. Later it was determined that rather than some supernatural element, it was clear that those suffering from these disorders were, in fact, dealing with medical conditions that could be treated, though no one quite knew how in those days. It wasn’t until on Clifford W. Beers attempted suicide after his first battle with the (then unknown) bipolar disorder and the death of his brother that someone finally started championing those who suffered from mental health disorders. His experience in those institutions at the time showed him that something had to be done to help others with similar issues, and began a long quest to improve the mental health profession. Mental Health Month was established to champion this quest, and to help raise awareness of all the conditions and the millions of people who battle them every month. How To Celebrate Mental Health Month Mental Health Month is best celebrated by educating yourself on the conditions that those with mental disorders live with. A little understanding can go a long way towards helping these individuals live an open and meaningful life, and feel welcome and loved among their friends and families. You can also volunteer at local clinics, and aid the entire community by providing much-needed assistance to these organizations. If nothing else, a simple donation to one of the organizations who work to champion the…

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  • Tips on fuel-efficient driving

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    With yet another petrol price increase looming, here are some tips on fuel-efficient driving and car maintenance that will help you stretch your paycheque further. If you own a company with a fleet of cars, it’s a great idea to circulate this article through the workplace to also help in reducing company vehicle fuel expenditure. It’s as simple as making minor tweaks and changes to your daily driving habits. Here are some key points to help you get started. Drive slower: The faster you drive, the more energy (fuel) is required to maintain speed. If you drive slower, your car will use less energy and overall fuel consumption will be drastically reduced. Increasing your highway cruising speed from 90km/h to 120km/h can raise fuel consumption as much as 20%. You can improve your fuel mileage 10 – 15% by driving at 90km/h rather than 104km/h. Drive smoother: Aggressive accelerating and braking quickly or unnecessarily can increase fuel consumption by as much as 40%. To reduce fuel consumption, rather accelerate slowly and smoothly. When braking, apply the brakes gently or alternatively take your foot off the accelerator. Change gears properly: Changing gears at the right time can reduce fuel consumption. It’s important to change gears without putting the engine under unnecessary strain. Don’t over-rev the engine while changing gears, rather change gears smoothly to reduce fuel consumption. Change up through the gears and into top gear as soon as possible without accelerating harder than necessary. Driving in a gear lower than you need wastes fuel; so does letting the engine labour in top gear on hills and corners. Read the traffic: Anticipating the traffic and road ahead can reduce fuel consumption. For example, if a traffic light in the distance turns red, don’t speed up to it and brake suddenly to a stop. Rather reduce your speed or coast’ towards the traffic light. Be aware of traffic and the road ahead of you and drive accordingly to improve your fuel efficiency. Avoid excessive idling: Idling consumes fuel. If you are idling for longer than one minute, rather turn your engine off. The amount of fuel used to restart your engine is minimal compared to idling for long periods of time. Plan and combine trips: Planning and combining your everyday driving trips can reduce your overall fuel consumption. A single, combined trip is more economical than several, separate trips. Minimise use of…

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