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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.

  • Happenings in the motor world

    To be kept updated on all the happenings in the motor world, be sure to follow the leader #FollowUs Keep coming back, as we have new content going up every day. 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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  • Changing the Headlights

    Changing the Headlights in an Older Model Vehicle #MidasServiceParts Midas Randburg stocks a wide variety of headlights and globes. First find the part number, which can usually be found as a raised impression on the front of the glass covering the headlamp. If it’s not there, check the service manual, the owner’s manual, or with the auto parts shop to buy the correct headlight. Tools to Change an Older Headlight To change out the whole headlight in an older vehicle: Correct lamp for the vehicle’s make and model. Screwdriver to disconnect the frame holding the lamp in the bracket. Changing the Older Vehicle Headlight Follow these steps to change the headlight bulb on an older vehicle: Remove the screws that connect the headlamp frame to the bracket holding the headlamp. Make certain you turn only the screws that hold the lamp frame, not the adjusting screws. Disconnect the electrical connector in the back of the lamp by pulling the socket away from the headlamp with your hand. Remove the headlight from the bracelet area and discard it. Replace with the new headlight, making sure that it is positioned right side up. Plug the wire socket into the new headlight, which holding the headlight securely. Replace the headlight into the frame. Place the frame onto the headlight bracket. Reattach the screws to hold the frame and bracket in place. Do not adjust the setting screws for the direction the headlight shines. If you suspect that the positioning of your new headlight may have been disturbed while you changed it, have it checked before you drive at night. Otherwise, you are ready to go. 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.dmv.org/how-to-guides/headlight.php

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  • Most important Maintenance Service Part

    One of the most important maintenance items on your engine is the timing belt or chain, yet it is often neglected #MidasServiceParts If you fail to adhere to the maintenance schedule for these components, it can result in costly repairs to other engine components. Your car’s timing belt or chain should be changed at intervals between 50,000 – 80,000km. Keep in mind the longer you leave it the higher your risk is of failure and additional costly damage to your engine. Think about it, when last did you change your timing belt or chain – You might be shocked! Randburg Midas stocks timing chains and belt kits for all models and makes of cars. For more information 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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  • Now you see me now you don’t Embarrassing FAIL

    Now you see me now you don’t. We have failed, but this has got to be the most embarrassing and hilarious FAIL #MidasServiceParts Even in professional workshops accidents can happen, but this one is super funny. To avoid an embarrassing moment like this speak to Randburg Midas about your service parts and we will make sure you are on the right track. For more information 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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  • The head gasket

    Learn why the head gasket is a critical part of your car’s engine #MidasServiceParts It seals the cylinder head (which houses the engine valves) to the engine block (that in turn houses the pistons and crankshaft). Speak to us at Midas Randburg | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg | 011 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za Head gasket leaks can range in severity. Minor leaks can simply cause the engine to consume extra oil or coolant. More severe leaks can result in coolant and oil mixing (causing loss of lubrication in the crankcase) or complete loss of compression (causing severe problems with drivability). A car that is running poorly without an apparent explanation might have a blown head gasket, and should be checked for this common problem. There are a few warning signs pointing to a blown head gasket. Any car exhibiting these symptoms should be run through a compression test to check the integrity of the head gasket. Coolant Consumption There are literally dozens of coolant passages in the cylinder head of a modern car. Coolant flows through these passages to pull excess heat out of the engine. The head gasket seals these passages to keep the coolant from running out of the passages into the combustion chambers of the engine. A ruptured head gasket can let coolant leak into the cylinders, causing the engine to consume coolant. To check for a blown head gasket, first look at the exhaust pipe with the engine hot and the car running. Is there excess steam or water dripping from the exhaust? Put your hand in front of the exhaust outlet. Does the exhaust seem wet or steamy? Next, check under the hood with the engine running. Look at the coolant reservoir. Look for bubbles from the engine inlet. Any of these could be signs of a blown head gasket. Oil Consumption There are just as many oil passages in the cylinder head as there are coolant passages. Oil passages are cast into the cylinder to transport and return oil to and from the valve train. The head gasket seals these passages as oil moves between the engine block and the cylinder head. Excessive consumption of oil can be caused by a rupture in the head gasket. Oil consumption can be caused by other things (like worn piston rings) but if your car is going through too much oil, a blown head gasket could be the culprit….

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  • Signs and Symptoms of a Clogged Fuel Filter

    Learn all about the signs and symptoms of a Clogged Fuel Filter #MidasServiceParts Always replace clogged and dirty parts as they can cause costly damage to other parts. Come and get all your replacement fuel filters from Randburg Midas. A fuel filter is necessary to prevent dirt and other debris from clogging a vehicle’s fuel delivery system, a condition that severely disrupts engine performance. Fuel filters can themselves become clogged, and when that happens, engine power and performance are negatively affected. No-Start Condition If a fuel filter is totally blocked or clogged to the point of blocking fuel flow to a vehicle’s engine, the vehicle will not start. Fuel combined with air is what is ignited inside a vehicle’s engine to get it started. Hard-Start Condition A partially blocked or clogged fuel filter will often result in a vehicle that is hard to start. Adequate fuel flow to a vehicle’s engine is needed to produce engine starting. A reduced or restricted fuel flow to a vehicle’s engine will hinder normal starting. Frequent Engine Stalling For a vehicle’s engine to run efficiently and adequately, a constant flow of fuel needs to reach the engine. Any disruption of this fuel flow, which is what happens when a fuel filter is clogged, can cause an engine to frequently stall. Engine Hesitation Engine hesitation is a common symptom of a clogged fuel filter. By causing an abnormal fuel flow to a vehicle’s engine, a condition that results in abnormal engine combustion and reduced engine power, a clogged fuel filter can cause an engine to hesitate or stumble during acceleration. Erratic Engine Performance A clogged fuel filter often results in erratic engine performance by causing an abnormal or alternating pattern of fuel flow into a vehicle’s engine. Under heavy acceleration or at high engine speeds, fuel pressure may be sufficient to allow adequate fuel flow past a partially clogged filter, which results inadequate engine performance. When engine speed is reduced, fuel flow may be restricted to the point of causing reduced engine power and performance. 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.ehow.com

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