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Road Tripping

Features on where to go road tripping, what to pack, what’s required for your Mozambique trip, safety tips and more.

  • Upcoming Motorsports Calendar

    Being the petrolheads that we are, we had to put together this upcoming motorsports calendar for you So if you are looking for some action-packed revved up events look no further. If you know on one that we missed please let us know and we will add it! DATE: 26 | 27 October 2019 CATEGORY: Festival EVENT: The BMW M Festival VENUE: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit EVENT SOURCE: https://bmwmfestival2019.howler.co.za/events/bmw-m-festival-2019-486c DATE: 26 October 2019 CATEGORY: Off-Road EVENT: Hankook Extreme 4X4 Challenge VENUE: Muldersdrift CONTACT: Werner Fourie | 082 333 0773 EVENT SOURCE: http://www.motorsport.co.za/calendar/CalendarPaginatedByCategories.aspx DATE: 27 October 2019 CATEGORY: Kart Racing EVENT: F400 Karting VENUE: Zwartkops Kart Circuit CONTACT: Lee Gruben – 011 887 5295 EVENT SOURCE: http://www.motorsport.co.za/calendar/CalendarPaginatedByCategories.aspx DATE: 27 October 2019 CATEGORY: Circuit Car Racing EVENT: Circuit Car VENUE: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit CONTACT: Bernard De Gouveia – 083 463 3434 EVENT SOURCE: http://www.motorsport.co.za/calendar/CalendarPaginatedByCategories.aspx DATE: 22 | 23 November 2019 CATEGORY: Racing EVENT: Intercontinental GT Challenge | KYALAMI 9 HOUR VENUE: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit EVENT SOURCE: http://kyalamigrandprixcircuit.com/pebble.asp?relid=2322 PLEASE NOTE: All products and prices only apply to Randburg Midas (191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg) For more information: Call or WhatsApp between 8am – 5pm weekdays only (082) 569-1394 | (011) 789-4411 / 011 036-0200 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. We want to see you! Show us your auto styling projects @RandburgMidas

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  • 10 road trip games adults will enjoy

    Before tablets and podcasts, we used games to keep us entertained. For your next road trip, try these 10 road trip games adults will enjoy. This will come in handy for the school holidays! Let’s jump right in. Don’t forget to let us know which game you enjoyed most on your trip! If you have some sleepy passengers in the car, you should play “While You Were Sleeping.” The Game: Create the most believable story when someone falls asleep The Rules: First, a passenger must fall asleep After five minutes of slumber, the awake passengers begin creating a story Each person takes turns adding to the story Once the passenger wakes up, you must get them to believe the story If somebody breaks character, they lose a point If somebody goes off script, you ask, “Are you sure?” and then that person is silenced and loses two points If you successfully fool the person, each storyteller wins three points If the sleeping passenger fools the car and joins their story correctly, they steal their current point The one with the most points at the destination wins For a good old-fashioned guessing game, play “21 Questions.” The Game: Guess what a person is thinking in 21 questions The Rules: Someone thinks of something Then the car begins by asking questions You can’t repeat a question that has been asked Whoever guesses it right gets to start the next round If your car mates are current and hip on events, then you should play “Did You Hear That…?” The Game: Pop culture and news collide for a fun game of fact or fiction The Rules: You are trying to fool your opponent You start by asking, “Did you hear that _______ happened?” Your opponent can either say, “That didn’t happen,” or, “Tell me more.” If they correctly guess that it didn’t happen, the opponent gets two points If they incorrectly guess that it didn’t happen, you steal one point and gain two additional If you are asked, “Tell me more,” points double at the end of the statement For a car full of human jukeboxes, play “The Singing Game.” The Game: Connect song lyrics for a fun sing-along game The Rules: One person starts singing a song Using a lyric from the song, the next person has to connect it with another song It continues on until somebody messes up the lyrics or is stumped Example: “I kissed a girl…

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  • Leave us a recommendation

    Be a bud and show us some love by posting a review on our Google listing.  Or leave us a recommendation on our Facebook page. Thanks in advance for going the extra mile to show us how much you care! A core belief and value we built our business around is offering you, our valued customers outstanding customer service with unmatched product knowledge. Your feedback means the world to us so please head over to either our Facebook page or Google listing and let us know if we met your expectations. Your reviews and recommendations don’t only help us to know where to improve, but also helps other potential customers know what they can look forward to experiencing! PLEASE NOTE: All products and prices only apply to Randburg Midas (191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg) For more information: Call or WhatsApp between 8am – 5pm weekdays only (082) 569-1394 | (011) 789-4411 / (011) 036-0200 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. We want to see you! Show us your auto styling projects @RandburgMidas

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  • Embarking on a road trip

    If you are embarking on a road trip these Holidays the last thing you want is unhappy passengers or an uncomfortable journey. These issues can be avoided by simply remembering to pack these essential items… Audio Books Check some new-to-you audiobooks out of the library. Kids and adults alike can enjoy tales like The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hobbit, or Harry Potter—and their easy storylines make them perfect for a driver to pay attention to, as well.   Car food There are two strategies with car food: You can either bring along crumb-free, non-greasy, non-gooey finger foods—like baby carrots, grapes, and sandwiches—or pack your family’s favourite “treat” foods like chips and baked goods, as a special car reward. Pillows and blankets Pack favourite bed pillows and blankets to soothe everyone on the journey. Whether it’s a child’s security blanket or a pillow for the passenger seat navigator, a soft cushion can make a cold car cosy. Paper products Pack paper towels, toilet paper (you never know with rest areas and petrol stations!), a box of tissues, and some garbage bags. And bring more than you think you’ll need—there’s always the possibility of car sickness in addition to the normal spills and usual cleanup. Spare keys Don’t get locked out of the car: Always pack a duplicate set of car (and house) keys in a separate bag. Sports equipment Bring along a Frisbee, ball, or jump rope so antsy kids (and adults!) can blow off a little steam at rest stops. First aid kit To treat road-trip aches, nicks, and scrapes, pack a plastic bag full of items like anti-bacterial cream, bandages, pain relievers, and motion sickness medicine. Travel games Some friendly competition will go a long way towards warding off boredom. Some ideas: cards, travel bingo, and word games. Breakdown supplies Double-check your boot for a complete roadside emergency kit, including a flashlight, jack, basic tools, jumper cables and a warning triangle to name a few items Wet wipes Bring a container of disposable wipes, or simply put some folded damp paper towels in a resealable plastic bag. You’ll use them for everything from sticky fingers to a quick refreshing mask for road-weary eyes. Car chargers Make sure you bring along a travel charger for your cell phone and other electronic devices. Change of clothes If you’re travelling with young children, remember that accidents happen. Bring along a change…

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  • Dealing with car accidents

    If you read one thing today, make it this article! Here is your step-by-step guide to dealing with car accidents. From bumper bashings to 10 car pile-ups on the highway, car accidents are an everyday occurrence on South African roads. If the worst happened and you were involved in a car accident would you know what to do at the accident scene? Keep reading to learn what to do. Step 1: Stop and call for help Stop, switch on your hazards to warn other vehicles and climb out of your car if it is safe to do so. Call an ambulance and the police if passengers, drivers or pedestrians are injured. Note: You are required by law to stop your vehicle if you are involved in an accident and commuters and pedestrians are injured or killed or property is damaged. Failing to stop is considered a criminal offense. You can also be criminally charged for failing to help someone who has been hurt in an accident you are involved in, even if the accident was not your fault. Remember, however, that as much as you want to help injured people you should not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so. Step 2: Clear the road  Move any cars that are obstructing the flow of traffic, but be sure to mark their position on the road first with chalk or spray paint if available, or to photograph the scene before the cars are moved. Note: If a person or animal has been injured in the accident do not interfere with the evidence or move any vehicles unless those vehicles are obstructing the traffic completely. Step 3: Assess the damage For insurance purposes take photos of the accident from as many different angles as possible. Take close-up photos of any damage to your car and any other cars involved. Step 4: Questions and answers Take down the following information from all other drivers involved in the accident as well as from people who witnessed the accident: Full names and surnames ID numbers Home, cell and business phone numbers Physical addresses E-mail addresses Vehicle registration Description of the vehicles (make, model and colour) Names and contact details of the police officials, paramedics, and tow truck drivers Your location: street name and suburb The time of the accident Road conditions and visibility Remember to also take note of what happened immediately…

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  • How To Change a Flat Tyre

    In this informative short video, we show you how to change a flat tyre. So that you can get back on the road rolling again in no time. If you don’t have any of the tools required to change a flat tyre, don’t lose hope. At Randburg Midas we stock everything you need. We would like to give a  shout out and say thank you to the good folks over at Americas Drivers Ed for the great video. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information: Call or WhatsApp (082) 882-6324 | (011) 789-4411 / 011 036-0200 | 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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