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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.

  • How to Tow a Caravan or Trailer

    After last year’s festive season we received a lot of requests for information on How to Tow a Caravan or trailer from followers who struggled. Follow these tips and towing will be a piece of cake on your next journey #SmokeBrake Towing  a Caravan, whether it is large or small, requires a regular review of the equipment, including the hitch and signals, as well as some extra safety and clearance precautions to ensure a secure drive. If you are looking for any trailer maintenance parts such as hitches, coupling plugs or wheel bearings, Randburg Midas is your go to shop! Pretrip Check Before you hit the road with your Caravan or Trailer, make sure the trailer is safely connected to the hitch, and the brake lights and signals are working properly. First, check the hitch. For a regular ball hitch, the tongue on the trailer should be properly attached to the vehicle hitch, with the locking mechanism snapped and lock pin in place. If the hitch isn’t secure, it could off and go through someone’s windshield. A trailer connection to a vehicle should also have two chains, criss-crossing in an X shape, between the vehicle and the trailer. Check the connection by pulling up on the trailer to try to pull it off the hitch, which you shouldn’t be able to do. If you can pull the hitch off, it must be reattached. Also check the clearance of the connection, and make sure any wheel or stand for the trailer is in the up or drive position. Next, check the brake lights and signals. Connect the electrical wires from the Caravan or Trailer to the vehicle. If no one is available to tell you whether the lights work when you apply the brakes, use the reflection of another vehicle, window, or other reflective surface; or check in the dark. It is very important that the brake lights work on the Caravan or Trailer. Otherwise, motorists are unable to tell when you are slowing (and in the dark, they won’t be able to see you at all). If the Caravan or Trailer and hitch connection is good, and the trailer signals are working, you’re ready to drive. On the Road Before you hit the highway, though, make sure you’re familiar with driving your vehicle-trailer combination. A good way to get used to manoeuvring, including some practice backups, is to drive in…

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  • 10 Strangest Vehicles Ever Made

    In this video we look at the 10 Strangest Vehicles Ever Made! If you looking for the weird and bazaar, then this video is for you #Roadtripping Regardless of the make or model of the car you drive, Randburg Midas stocks the correct spares for your car, and if we don’t have it, we will get it especially for you! 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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  • Know your braai etiquette

    Do you know your braai etiquette? If not, now is the time to brush up on them. Don’t be that awkward person at the next braai #NutsandBolts4Breakfast Make sure your car is running in tip top shape or you might not even make it to the next braai. For all your spare parts needs Randburg Midas is your one stop shop. Braaing is more than just a pastime for South Africans. Some people take it very seriously! Summer is here so you can be sure there are going to be braai sparking up all over the page. Follow these simple do’s & don’t and you can rest assured you will be invited to the next braai Braai do’s: Do braai on charcoal or wood Do ask your host what you should bring Do bring what your host asks you to bring Buy good quality meat and enough to share Do keep the Braai Master company Do agree with the Braai Master’s method of turning the chops Do compliment the Braai Master on the marinade Do bring extra drink’s regardless if alcoholic or not Do ask the braai master how his drink is doing and replace when needed Do offer to help set and clear the table Braai don’ts (possibly more important that the do’s): Don’t use gel or paraffin to light the fire. Real braais start with a match and kindling or firelighters Don’t give the Braai Master cooking advice of any kind Don’t arrive with a fish Don’t bring your own tongs to a braai Don’t ask for the marinade recipe. It’s almost always a secret Only eat the salad. Braai Masters take offense to this. Don’t be in a rush. A braai is more than just a meal – it’s a social event. Offer to help set & clear the table. Don’t complain about the music Don’t bring additional people unless cleared by the braai master 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://capetown.getitonline.co.za/2014/09/23/braai-etiquette/#.Vmgpnvl97IE

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  • Road trip tip 10: Ask a local where to eat

    Road trip tip 10: Ask a local where to eat. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Nine times out of ten, a local will lead you to a tastier, cheaper dinner with better ambiance than a guidebook could ever suggest. Find a local who looks like they know what’s up, and ask the simple question. 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.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 9: Announce your whereabouts

    Road trip tip 9: Announce your whereabouts #Roadtripping Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time Text someone — a friend or your parents — the name of the place you stay each night and which town you plan to reach by the next night. In the very rare event that anything sketchy happens, it’s good to have a public record of where you are. 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.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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  • Road trip tip 8: Carry cash for tolls

    Road trip tip 8: Carry cash for tolls. Before embarking on any road trip make sure your car is mechanically sound. If you need any car spares or any other road tripping odds and ends, speak to Randburg Midas and we will have you enjoying your road trip in no time #Roadtripping Toll roads can pop up in the most bizarre of places, and their charges might be higher than you expect. Stock your centre console with notes and coin. 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.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/01/road-trip-hacks_n_4177884.html

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