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Midas Service Parts

Amazing articles on all things car service related including: Air, Oil and Fuel Filters, Wiper Blades and tons more.

  • Super Bright Hella Comet

    If you are looking at lighting up your night rides, the Super Bright Hella Comet 500FF should be your first choice #MidasServiceParts ‪#‎SummerHoliday Promo Take advantage of the Midas #SummerHoliday promo that is until 31 December. Head off to Randburg Midas to get a set of Hella Comet 500FF lights at ONLY R819 while these low prices are still valid and stocks last! Why should I use Hella Comet 450 Halogen Lights? Hella Comet 500 spotlights are built tough to handle South African extreme conditions. With over 50 years’ experience in building spotlight in the Hella Comet 500 Hella have made a tough, affordable spotlight that is hard to beat. 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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  • Different types of Spark Plugs

    What is the difference between regular and performance Spark Plugs? This is a question we get asked all the time. We hope the article will help to give you a better understanding of the different types of spark plugs #MidasServiceParts At Randburg Midas we stock spark plugs for all makes and models of cars. We carry both standard as well as high performance spark plugs. If you are not sure what would be best for your car, give us a call and we will help. Background All spark plugs have a threaded metal hex shell to seal the combustion chamber of the cylinder. Plugs also have an insulator and electrodes. The shell is zinc-plated to extend the life of the spark plug. The insulator keeps the ignition voltage grounded across the combustion chamber gap. The insulator also moves the heat from the combustion to the engine’s cooling system. The electrodes make the spark that ignites the air/fuel mixture inside the cylinder. The insulators are made of ceramic. Modern vehicles use either a gasket to sit flat against the machined surface in the cylinder head or a taper-type seal that sits against an angled seat in the head. Nickel-Alloy Plugs A common spark plug features a chromium nickel alloy that reduces corrosion. Nickel-alloy plugs typically have a copper core center electrode. While the most basic spark plug may have a melting point at 960 degrees Celsius, the nickel-alloy version has a 1,450 degree melting point. Conventional plugs begin to have problems igniting air/fuel mixture ratios of 15 to 1 while nickel-alloy plugs can ignite leaner mixtures with a 17 to 1 ratio. Platinum Plugs The platinum spark plug is the low end of the performance plug range. However, there is considerable debate whether platinum plugs make much of a difference in engine performance, particularly in emissions and fuel efficiency. For the average driver who thinks of his vehicle as nothing more than transportation, the difference between a standard plug and a platinum one probably is negligible. Consider, though, that the standard spark plug has a melting point at 960 degrees Celsius while a platinum plug has a 1,760 degree melting point. The platinum plug, with a platinum center electrode, has a strong resistance to corrosion and can withstand a harsh environment. The platinum plug should improve fuel economy, give the vehicle a faster start and maintain peak spark performance for more…

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  • What is this

    What is this? If you know what this is then share the post and see how many of your friends know #MidasServiceParts If you know what it is and you need one don’t worry as Randburg Midas stock them. A feeler gauge is a tool that is used to measure the distance or gap between two objects. Feeler gauges are used extensively throughout a variety of industries, to set up manufacturing equipment to ensure effective performance. They are also commonly employed for automotive engine components that require precise spacing in order to operate properly. Feeler gauges are available in a wide range of English and metric sizes. A feeler gauge is usually purchased as part of a set that contains a series of individual gauges with progressively increasing thicknesses. Gauges can also be purchased individually, and may be manufactured in custom shapes and sizes. To measure the space between two objects, a gauge with a thickness that is close to the gap distance is employed first. If this gauge is too large to fit, the gauge with the next, lower thickness is used. If the gauge has excessive clearance, the feeler with the next, higher thickness is tried. This process is repeated, until a gauge that fits snugly in the gap is identified. The thickness of this gauge then represents the distance of the gap. Feeler gauges are most commonly made of high-quality carbon steel, and are machined to a very smooth surface finish. Other blade materials are available, including stainless steel, brass, and plastic. Metal blades have better wear resistance and will maintain their accuracy after many uses. 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.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-feeler-gauge.htm

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  • 5 Basic Maintenance Checks

    By performing these 5 basic maintenance checks, you will have a very good understanding of where your car might need a little upkeep #MidasServiceParts If you find your car has a fault with any of the below check points, Randburg Midas has the spare parts to get your car running to peak performance again. Once you are satisfied that your car meets all of the maintenance checks, then it’s time to hit the road and enjoy some summer driving! Number 1 – Check the Fluids Engine Oil Power steering Brake and Transmission Window wiper solvents Coolant Number 2 –Check the battery Make sure the connections are clean, tight and corrosion free. If you having any problems with your battery replace it. Number 3 – Check the breaking system Discs Drums Pads Linings Number 4 – Check the exhaust system Leaks Cracks Hangers Strange noises Number 5 – Check your steering and suspension components Shock absorbers Struts Ball-joints CV joints Control Arms Wheel alignment For more information on our impressive range of maintainance 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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  • Car maintenance and service checklist

    We have put together a very handy car maintenance and service checklist #MidasServiceParts At Randburg Midas we carry spares and services kits for all makes and models of cars. 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. Car maintenance checklist Consult your cars manufacturers’ handbook if you have one as this should provide details on when to service your car. If the manufacturers guide is not available, generally a car should be serviced anywhere between 10 000 – 15 000 km or once a year if under that mileage. Regular home car maintenance should include: Checking oil levels Engine coolant levels Hydraulic brake fluid levels Windscreen washer refilling Tyre pressures and tyre damage such as cuts and bulges. The tyre tread depth should be at least 1.6mm Indicators, brake, rear and head lights Car service checklist In order to service your car, a car service checklist will need to be compiled. Oil Oil filter Oil filter wrench/removal tool Spark plugs Spark plug removal tool Fuel filter Sump plug and wash Socket set or spanner for removing the sump plug for oil drainage Air filter Carbon filter Screwdriver for unscrewing air filter and carbon filter case if applicable. Clips may be the case alternatively Car jack and axle stands Antifreeze Oil catch pan 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.drivingtesttips.biz/how-to-service-car.html

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  • Car batteries to keep you going

    Don’t get stuck without help, ask our friendly staff at Randburg Midas for car batteries to keep you going #MidasServiceParts The automotive batteries manufactured by First National Battery are the first choice for local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Features and benefits Lead/calcium/silver alloys Maintenance free under normal operating conditions Resistance to overcharge Minimal water loss State of the art technology Low self-discharge Low internal resistance Less expensive to operate Higher cold crank rating Suitable for diesel engines Higher energy throughput Higher corrosion resistance Improved safety features For more information on our range of car batteries 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.exide.co.za/products/car-batteries/

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