Midas Liquids

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

  • Is your car winter ready?

    Is your car winter ready? Yes I am talking to you… When last did you change or top-up your car’s anti-freeze? With winter here it’s the perfect time. So what are you waiting for, head to Randburg Midas and get some now! If you not 100% sure what anti-freeze does, here is a little explanation: Antifreeze is a liquid that is added to the water in an engine’s cooling system in order to lower the freezing point. This means that the water will not freeze under normal cold weather conditions. If that water did freeze you’d be in a spot of bother there – it’d cause some serious damage to the radiator and other components, which would cost an arm and a leg to fix. As well as preventing water from freezing up, antifreeze raises the boiling point of engine coolant to prevent overheating. The stuff also protects your engine from corrosion, aids heat transfer, and prevents scale from building up internally. 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.halfords.com/advice/motoring/expert-advice/what-is-antifreeze

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  • Wynn’s injector cleaner

    Watch this video to see how you can give your car that extra boost. Get Wynn’s injector cleaner from Randburg Midas and experience the difference – SEE THE VIDEO HERE! #MidasLiquids To keep your car running perfectly, maintenance MUST be your number 1 priority. 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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  • 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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  • Castrol Edge Sports Intelligent Oil

    Use Castrol Edge Sports 10W-60 Intelligent oil to make your motor perform like never before #MidasLiquids ‪#‎SummerHoliday Promo Take advantage of the Midas #SummerHoliday promo that is until 31 December. Head off to Randburg Midas to get your vehicle Castrol Edge Sports 10W-60 engine oil at ONLY R354, while these low prices are still valid and stocks last! Castrol EDGE 10W-60 SN is a fully synthetic, SAE 10W-60 engine oil designed to give you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance in competition and high performance engines which often operate under higher pressures requiring an oil with excellent strength and performance credentials.  Castrol EDGE 10W-60 SN is proven in tests to deliver outstanding oil strength.  The exceptional characteristics of Castrol EDGE 10W-60 SN ensure that all engine components, from the valve train to the bearings are fully lubricated to provide optimum engine performance and protection. FEATURES & BENEFITS Castrol EDGE 10W-60 SN contains Titanium Fluid Strength Technology™ Delivers and sustains maximum horsepower for longer, even when under pressure Protects short and long term engine performance Helps to sustain maximum protection under a variety of driving conditions, speeds and temperatures Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine responses 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.castrol.com/en_au/australia/products/cars/engine-oils/castrol-edge/product-range.html

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  • Wynn’s Petrol Injector Cleaner

    Wynn’s Petrol Injector Cleaner is a fantastic additive to keep your car’s motor running smoothly #MidasLiquids Randburg Midas stock Wynn’s Petrol Injector Cleaner and other Wynn’s products. Reduces exhaust smoke caused by incomplete fuel combustion Removes injector pestle deposits restoring fuel flow and optimum fuel atomisation Improves fuel economy and overall engine performance Designed to dissolve high temperature petrol deposits on the injector pintle, keeping injectors clean and lubricated. Removes water from the fuel system, restores efficient fuel delivery and is safe to use with all fuel system components including high pressure direct injection, Catalytic converters and O2/ lambda sensors. Use as directed every 5000 km’s to maintain best performance. 375ml treats up to 70 litres Petrol. 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.wynns.co.za/Catalogue%202015.pdf

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  • Impress Your Mechanic

    Impress Your Mechanic: 6 Important Types of Car Fluid #MidasLiquids We have posted in-depth information on all the fluids your car needs, but if you have missed any, here they are. It is nicely summed up just for you. All the below mention fluids are available from Midas Randburg www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. When I was young, no one told me (OK, fine, I ignored the fact) that cars need their oil and other fluids changed. Poor old VW …. Now that I’m a super-mature grown-up (ahem), I know that regular oil changes are a must. But what about all those other mysterious fluids that make our car run? Do they need our attention too? The answer is yes. Here’s a simple breakdown of the types of car fluid that keep your vehicle running smoothly. Motor oil … what does it actually do? Changing your car’s oil is one of the most common car maintenance chores. But what has the stuff ever done for us? Simply put, oil lubricates your engine. Because there are so many moving parts under your hood, oil reduces friction and keeps your engine from overheating. This lubrication also prevents rust by blocking oxygen from getting to the metal. And, as if it isn’t working hard enough already, oil traps dirt and other particles, leaving them behind in the oil filter (which is why it also pays to change your filter periodically). DONT FORGET OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL IS RUNNING, LESS 10% ON ALL OIL FILTERS 26 June – 2 July 2015. So next time you’re due for an oil change, think about everything oil’s done for you lately and wipe that grimace off your face. Transmission fluid: the other dipstick There are 2 dipsticks under your hood: one to check your motor oil and one to check on that underrated worker bee, the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid performs many of the same functions as motor oil, like lubrication and cooling. As transmission fluid moves through an automatic transmission, it gets pressurized, which provides the hydraulic power needed to perform the transmission’s basic functions, like shifting gears. For those of you with a stick shift, manual transmissions also require lubricant, but often use a different kind that has to be serviced from underneath the car (which means no dipstick). Where does antifreeze stand on the whole freeze vs. no…

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