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Road Tripping

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Super luxurious RV Camper

    This super luxurious RV Camper has everything you will ever need! Anyone keen on a road trip? Thanks to Wise Wanderer for this awesome video! Think you have the best RV in town? Think again… This luxurious Rv Camper is definitely a head turner… With all these great, modern and stylish features, who would ever have a problem going on a long distance vacation? Getting stuck without petrol won’t even be a problem either as you can just fly where you need to be. 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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  • Traveling with your dog

    If you are anything like us, we love travelling with our beloved pooches! So, in this awesome video, we give you 6 tips that will make traveling with your dog so much easier. To start, we would like to give a shout out to Pop Sugar and say a special thank you for sharing this informative video The hardest part about traveling is having to leave your pup behind, but if you’re considering taking him along for the ride, we have some tips to help make it a fun and successful adventure for both of you. It’s all about being prepared, so if you’re hitting the road, make sure to pack a puppy carry-on stocked with his favourite treats, food, and water. It’s also important to keep your pal relaxed and entertained by having toys and objects that smell like home on hand. 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 ‘TCs current stock price | while stocks last’ just on the website post Source: https://youtu.be/fQwS9LM7MZg

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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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  • Is your car road trip ready?

    Is your car road trip ready? Well if you are not sure, don’t worry because we have put together this awesome article to help you! Don’t forget for ALL your travel requirements, come and see us at Randburg Midas and we will make sure you are ready for the trip of a lifetime. How to prepare a car for a long road trip A long trip is a serious test for your car and even a small problem such as a worn windshield wiper or out-of-balance tire can cause a lot of troubles. We have prepared a few simple tips on how to prepare your vehicle for a trip. However, this checklist does not include many other important items such as brakes and suspension components that may only be inspected by a mechanic in a garage with the car on the lift. Don’t leave it for the last moment, do it few days before your trip. Check your car owner’s manual Have a look in your vehicle’s owner’s manual and don’t forget to keep it in your glove box. The owner’s manual contains plenty of useful information from how to tow a trailer to how to change the flat tire and where the jack is located. Under the bonnet: Are there any leaks? Are the battery terminals clean? Does the drive belt look worn out? If the belt appears cracked or glazed, have it replaced before the trip. Check all the fluids. Check engine oil To check the engine oil, park the car on a level spot, warm up and stop the engine. Wait for a minute to allow the oil to drain down the oil pan. Pull the engine oil dipstick out, wipe it with a clean rag or a paper towel and insert it back fully. Pull it out again and check the level – it should be close to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick. If the engine oil appears too black, it’s better to change it now. Check the automatic transmission fluid A long trip with a full load will be another exam for your automatic transmission. If your transmission fluid change is due soon, do it before a trip. Visually check engine coolant (antifreeze) in the overflow tank Visually check the engine coolant level in the overflow tank. Your owner’s manual has the directions. The level should be between “Low” and “Full” marks. Battery Check the…

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