Midas Power

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

  • How to tow a car

    In this short post we will show you exactly how to tow a car. This is a great skill to have because you never know when you are going to need it. I always say rather safe than sorry #MidasPower Make sure you always have everything you will need to be towed or if you need to tow someone. At Randburg Midas we stock everything you will need and much more! If you are stuck and can’t get your car going, you may have to tow it to a mechanic’s shop or a safe place to do repairs yourself. Here are some steps to help you tow cars safely. Find someone with a vehicle powerful enough to tow yours. A sedan or small car probably shouldn’t be used to tow a Bakkie or SUV. Buy a suitable tow strap. In a pinch, a chain can be used to tow a vehicle a short distance, but this can be dangerous, as chains do not stretch, and links can break during towing. A nylon or polyester strap with manufactured end loops is better for safely towing. Find a suitable place to attach your tow strap. A bumper hitch with a trailer ball will work for the tow vehicle, but hooking to the car to be towed can be tricky, since suspension components are not designed for pulling pressure, and other metal components can cut or pinch your strap. Ideally, a rounded frame member or front bumper support can be used for your attachment, but these vary considerably between vehicles. Check the brakes, steering, and warning lamps to make sure they are functioning sufficiently for your tow. If the vehicle is equipped with power brakes and steering, their use is limited if your engine will not run while being towed. In this case, renting a dolly is a better option. Make an inspection of your towing connections and discuss signalling plans with your tow driver. Plan an exact route, and try to choose one that avoids congested traffic areas or high speed roads. Climb in behind the wheel of the vehicle being towed, disengage the parking brake, and put the vehicle in neutral. Hold the foot brake lightly to prevent the vehicle from rolling until the slack is taken up from the towing vehicle. Have a spotter flag the tow vehicle until the tow line is taut, then release the brake in the vehicle being towed, and prepare to…

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  • Jack Beckman outran the previous record

    At the final qualifying session at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, Infinite Hero Funny Car driver Jack Beckman outran the previous record and set a new record at a mind blowing 518 Kph in 3.9 seconds #MidasPower #NHRA #FunnyCar At Randburg Midas we stock a wide range of performance additives and parts, if you looking to give your car that little extra we have what you need. For more information on our impressive range of motorcycle 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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  • Get sideways in a drift car

    What a fun day out where we experienced where we got sideways in a drift car at Dezzi’s Raceway in Port Shepstone, KZN #MidasPower What is Drifting? Drifting is a driving style in which the driver uses the throttle, brakes, clutch, gear shifting and steering input to keep the car in a state of oversteer while manoeuvring from turn to turn. Drifters emphasise car control by coordinating the amount of countersteer (or opposite lock) with the simultaneous modulation of the throttle and brakes to shift the weight balance of the car back and forth through the turns. Furthermore, they strive to achieve this while adhering to the standard racing lines (or designated “clipping points” if drifting in competition) and maintaining extreme slip angles 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.driftworks.com/blog/drifting/

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  • Don’t be a hero, the funniest spider-man fail ever

    Don’t be a hero, the funniest spider-man fail ever! Listen for the person laughing at the end #MidasPower Power is nothing without control. Always get your new brake pads and disks from Randburg Midas to be sure you don’t fail when you braking. 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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  • How to wire up your trailer plug

    Here is a short clip that will show you how to wire up your trailer plug. Should yours get damaged over time, Randburg Midas has available in stock #MidasPower 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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  • Quick and easy gardening with Flymo Mowers

    Turn your jungle into something you are proud of with these Quick and easy gardening with Flymo Mowers steps #MidasPower Randburg Midas are stockists of Flymo garding equipment and tools, so visit us for your outdoor needs today! With the extensive range of Flymo mowers to choose from, keeping your lawn looking good has never been easier. The secret of a good lawn is to mow little and often, with the aim being to simply top the grass each time you mow. This makes mowing much easier and it helps to keep the grass green and healthy. For a really smart finish after mowing, trim around the edges of the lawn with the Contour Cordless trimmer. For more information on their 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.flymo.com/za/garden-tips/lawn-care-moving/

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