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Midas Liquids

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

  • How do I refill my windscreen wiper with fluid?

    How do I refill my windscreen wiper with fluid? Here is a nice step by step guide #MidasLiquids Speak to us at Midas Randburg | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za If your windscreen needs a clean, there is a chance you need to refill your windscreen wiper with fluid. This will ensure that the coast is always clear. Follow these tips to fill up on wiper fluid: Pop the hood. Look for the washer fluid reservoir. On most cars, the washer fluid reservoir is located at the back of the engine bay, near the base of the windshield. The tank is usually translucent, allowing you to see whether there is fluid in the reservoir or not. Check the level. Many washer fluid reservoirs have marks to show the fluid level. If the tank is less than half-full, you’ll need to refill it. Crack down on cracks. While you’re checking your wiper fluid, inspect the tank for cracks or leaks. Fill the gap. Unscrew the washer fluid reservoir and add washer fluid until the reservoir fluid level reaches the “full” mark. You may want to use a funnel to avoid spills. Once you’ve refilled the tank, replace the cap and close the hood. Test the waters. Turn the car key to the “on” or “accessory” position. This will let you test the washers’ performance by turning on your windshield wipers and then the washers. The washers should deliver a steady stream of fluid; if not, you may have to clean the washer nozzles and lines. Come clean. If you’ve followed this list, you’re ready to wash up and drive off with a clean slate! Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas   Facebook Twitter Youtube Google+ Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Source: www.carsdirect.com

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  • Power-Steering Fluid

    Power-Steering Fluid is essential in all modern cars. Without it, when turning your car it would feel like you are driving a tank #MidasLiquids Randburg Midas stocks a wide range of power-steering fluids that will meet the specification of any car. In power rack-and-pinion steering, fluid pressurised by the pump pushes on either side of a piston mounted to the rack, helping you turn the wheels. Simply put, power-steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in power steering. Servicing it involves draining or flushing out your car’s old power-steering fluid and then adding fresh power steering fluid. Should I do this service when it’s recommended? Absolutely. The fluid is the cheapest component of your power-steering system. Changing it can help to prolong the life of other, more expensive power-steering components such as the power-steering pump and the stratospherically expensive power-steering rack. Why do I have to do this? Over time, the seals, O-rings and internal power-steering components will wear out. When they break apart, they contaminate the power-steering fluid, which forces the power-steering pump to work harder (having to pump little chunks instead of just fluid) and eventually break down. What happens if I don’t do this? You’ll eventually chew up your power-steering pump. It’ll have to be replaced at a cost of several hundred dollars, or you’ll have no power steering — and you can’t easily drive a car that’s equipped with power steering when the power-steering system fails. You also may damage the rack, which will require you to take out a small home-equity loan to replace. Is there any maintenance required between intervals? If you hear a whining or moaning noise when you turn the steering wheel, you should have your power-steering system checked. Your power-steering pump may be about to fail. Also, if you notice a leak of any kind, you should definitely check your power-steering fluid level and make sure you keep it topped up. Running out of fluid will cook the pump, too. Car Talk Tip: If you do a lot of your own car maintenance, and you feel like servicing the power-steering fluid yourself, you’ll still need to dispose of the old fluid properly. Source: www.cartalk.com

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  • Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF)

    Be sure to check your Automatic Transmission Fluids (ATF) at regular intervals #MidasLiquids Randburg Midas stock a huge range of ATF, ensure that you are compliant with your cars specification. As automatic transmissions become more complex, there’s a need for more technologically advanced fluids to ensure vehicle reliability. Getting the right oil for your car is key to ensuring your transmission operates as designed and you get a smooth driving experience every day. Castrol, with over 100 years of experience in developing transmission fluids, and being the choice of many leading car and transmissions manufacturers for factory-fill products, offers a range of automatic transmission fluids for your car’s requirements. Providing you the peace of mind that you are selecting the right oil for your vehicle. To enquire about our ATF range please contact us. Source: www.castrol.com

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  • Wynn’s Cleen Green

    Wynn’s Cleen Green is the perfect product to remove any touch grit or dirt #MidasLiquids Randburg Midas stock Wynn’s products along with many others. We have a product to meet your every need. Wynn’s Cleen Green – This highly concentrated cleaning agent is suitable for most applications. It penetrates and lifts oil and grease stains.  WYNN’S CLEEN GREEN – is biodegradable and contains no amonia.  Dilute as directed for specific applications use. Source: www.wynns.co.za

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  • The Difference between Gasoline and Diesel Engines

    The Difference between Gasoline and Diesel Engines is a must know for every car owner #MidasLiquids At Randburg Midas you will also find stock of the oil your car needs Just like regular gasoline engines, diesel engines require regular maintenance that involves changing the lubricating oil that keeps your vehicle’s parts running smoothly. If you can change the oil on a gasoline engine, you can change the oil on a diesel — just be aware of a few differences. Because diesel fuel is sometimes called diesel oil, be aware that the oil you have to change is not the fuel oil but the oil that lubricates the engine. This job requires lubricating oil that’s specially designed for diesel engines — not gasoline engines. After you understand that distinction, the actual work involved is the same as it is for conventional vehicles except that you have to do the task more often on a diesel. Be sure to check your oil dipstick at least once a week, and change the oil filter every time you change the oil. Don’t be surprised if you change the lubricating oil in your diesel, run the engine for two minutes, and check the dipstick only to find that the new oil has turned pitch black; this is normal and not a reason to change the oil again immediately. Your owner’s manual tells you the maximum interval you can wait between changes, but the more often you change the oil on any vehicle, the longer the vehicle will live and the healthier it will be. That goes double for diesels because extreme heat and pressure help to contaminate the lubricating oil more quickly. The cost of having a professional change the oil on a diesel engine can be from two to four times greater than on a gas engine. This may be extra motivation for doing this relatively simple job yourself. Because the procedure is the same, all the instructions for changing oil and oil filters in conventional vehicles are relevant for diesels except for the oil classification codes. As new and improved oils appear on the market, these codes have changed from the original CA to CB to CC, and so on, up to, currently, CJ. Each new level can replace previous ones, and the earliest oils are considered obsolete. Unless your vehicle is several years old, your owner’s manual will list the proper API category oil to…

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  • Congratulations to our winners!

    The winner of our Facebook competition is Zothani Latha. The winners for the Midas web site entries are as follows: Midas Tool Kits: Lindokuhle Zono Midas Liquid Gold: Aldine Marcus Midas Batteries:Anthony de Jager Winners will be contacted by a Midas representative shortly!

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