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  • Muscle Cars You Can Afford in South Africa

    Do you want a muscle car? If yes, then you are in luck because here are 6 classic Muscle Cars You Can Afford in South Africa. A huge thanks to AutoMart for the awesome article! Classic muscle cars are the big, loud and extreme burning machines that were produced by the likes of Ford, Chevy, Chrysler and even AMC. Featured here is a list of 6 of the most amazing classic muscle cars from the past 40 years or so that you can find in South Africa. 1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 Estimated cost: R595 000 Horsepower: 375 Torque: 610 N•m (450 lb•ft) The 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a legend when it comes to classic muscle cars. You would be hard pressed to find more bang for your buck when it comes to this beast! The 1971 saw another major restyling change for the Mustang. It was also to be the last restyling for the first generation Mustang. Introduced late in August of 1970, the new Mustang was more than two inches longer and almost two and a half inches wider than its 1970 predecessor. For the first time since the Mustang’s inception, the wheelbase was extended one inch to 109″. The 200 cid 6 cylinder was dropped along with the 428, the Boss 302, and the Boss 429. New engines for ’71 were the Boss 351, the 429, and the Ram Air 429. The Boss 351 produced 330 horsepower, while both 429 engines produced 370 horsepower. On the exterior, the famous Mustang corral returned. A new wide chrome strip on the edge of the front fenders and hood was borrowed from the 1969 Shelby’s. The long hood now turned up at the windshield to cover the hidden wipers. Large, bold, triple lens tail lights appeared on the rear of the new Mustang. Flush mounted door handles replaced the earlier surface mounted units. The interior featured standard high-back buckets, a mini console, and an all new instrumentation layout. Power windows were offered for the first time. The Mach 1 continued to be offered for ’71. It was available with any of the V8 engines. A special honeycomb grille and color keyed front bumper were unique to the Mach 1 model. The chrome hood and fender mouldings were replaced with color keyed trim. “Mach 1” decals were placed on the fenders and deck lid and a special black or argent…

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  • Car jumps gone wrong

    Cars were built to be driven on roads not off ramps! This is what happens when you launch a car off a ramp. As fun as it sounds it’s not the best thing to do to with your vehicle. Check out this epic car jump fail compilation! Thanks to Junkin Video for this epic video! Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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 Source: https://youtu.be/hOU94hHIHCs

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  • Don’t tell mummy! 1000 bhp GTR

    Epic video of the cutest little girl out on a drive with her daddy! Just make sure you don’t tell mummy! 1000 bhp GTR. Let’s start with a big thank you to JamieP London for the great video!! I love how this little girl reacts and her laugh is so contagious. You got to love the don’t tell mommy line as well. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (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

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  • 5 Car superstitions

    Seeing that it’s Friday the 13th we thought it might be fun to share these 5 interesting car superstitions that we found… YOU WONT BELIEVE YOUR EYES! We would like to thank the good people at Right Turn for this fun article. Whether you believe in car superstitions or not, it’s hard to ignore the ominous feeling of Friday the 13th. People who fear this day suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia. Friday the 13th frightens people so much that they won’t travel, marry, or even go to work in some extreme cases. The basic idea of superstitious behavior is that if any one action leads to a successful outcome, you’re likely to repeat that behavior. Sometimes this seeps into the most mundane tasks in our daily lives. Even driving. We’ve compiled 5 popular car superstitions associated with driving. Will you be continuing your superstitious car traditions this Friday the 13th?   Changing Your Oil Every 5000km Knowing when to change your oil is such a divisive topic. Old school owners (like my ole man) swear by the rule to change oil every 5000km. No matter what kind of car, he sticks with this rule. And how can I blame him — his cars are somehow in better shape when he gets rid of them than when he drives them off the lot. But it’s been indicated by many experts that every 5000km can be excessive, especially if you own a newer vehicle. It’s not bad for your vehicle, it’s just a waste of time and money. The best advice is to consult your owner’s manual. Most vehicles go 15,000km or more before an oil change. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say you should ignore checking your oil. And if you drive a lot of Kilometer or more aggressively, then you are putting more stress on your engine and more frequent oil changes may be necessary.   Colour of Your Car and Traffic Tickets A common misconception is that red cars get more traffic and speeding tickets than any other car color. People tend to believe that the flashy color is attention grabbing but for all the wrong reasons. So would you go so far as to not purchase a red car because of this reputation?! That’s the case for a lot of people but put simply, this is just an urban legend. In fact, the most-ticketed car color is white. And a lot of the types…

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  • DVR in-car cam

    Never miss a moment again with the awesome DVR in-car cam. Record and capture every moment with this crystal clear car cam! Your videos and photos will never be the same! Become the envy of all your friends with this incredible DVR in-car cam that is available from Randburg Midas right now! Call us today call on (011) 789-4411 or email marco@midasrandburg.co.za for more information. 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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  • 13 cheap and easy car hacks

    In this epic article we take a look at the top 13 cheap and easy car hacks you don’t want to miss out on. Let us know in the comments below if you have another hack that did not make the list! There are a lot of car problems that can be solved with a little elbow grease and some ingenuity. Some places charge hundreds if not thousands of Rands to fix relatively simple problems. People pay out way too much money to fix simple little problems. Here are some car hacks you can use to save yourself some money and make your car experience more enjoyable. Use toothpaste to clean those headlights This one is really easy but requires a little arm strength. Use some toothpaste and rub it all over the plastic cover over your headlights. Let it sit for a bit then rinse with clean water and dry. This will remove the foggy glaze that covers them. If you want to keep them that way, try using some furniture polish or car wax to keep them clean. Use a shoe for a cup holder Pretty much all cars come with cup holders but not all cup holders are good. Sometimes you need something a little more secure to hold that 1 litre drink than a flimsy piece of plastic or a cup holder that isn’t deep enough to hold it properly. The answer is a shoe! Use a tennis shoe to put your drink in. since the opening is adjustable it fits nearly every cup. It’s also deeper than many cup holders and the shoe itself is bottom-heavy to help prevent spills. This is also a great trick when you’re in the great outdoors and need a cup holder. Use a staple remover to add keys to the key ring Getting keys onto a king ring can be a real pain in the rear end. If you don’t have nails it can be even worse. New key rings are also really stiff from not being used and some are just huge and cumbersome. Don’t break a nail or hurt yourself anymore! Use a staple remover to open the key ring to put keys on! Use your seat warmer to keep food warm Not all cars come with seat warmers but the ones that do can be used for a really useful function. When you pick up food,…

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