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Interesting articles that will help teach you how to spot early warning signs, so that you can attend to them before disaster strikes.

  • World’s first all-female racing team

    Just in time for women’s month, we have everything you need to know about the world’s first all-female racing team, GITI angels. We want to thank Women on Wheels for the really awesome article! Females and racing are not often words that you hear together in the same sentence. There are plenty of females involved in motorsport, the most famous being Claire Williams of Williams F1, and Leena Gade who led Audi to victory multiple times in endurance racing. An all-female team though is a different story. In 2019 team Giti Angels debuted in the Nurburgring VLN racing series, they’re the world’s first all-female team and they compete globally. LEADING THE CHANGE Sponsored by Giti Tires (showing their investment in the future of motorsport) a leading supplier in race and street tires for many years, they decided to put their money behind a new team that they believed could change all previous assumptions of racing as a ‘male sport’. Giti Tire has helped fund and get the team together, but the real talent comes from the drivers and crew that keeps the car ahead of the pack. With some of the best female racing drivers and coaches looking for their chance to prove themselves, Giti racing provided the solution and they’ve been dominating the competition ever since. RACING AT THE GREEN HELL Giti Angels will once again be competing in the 2020 Nürburgring  VLN race series. The race series consists of 9 races around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track, considered by many racing drivers to be the ultimate racetrack. This track is long and dangerous, nicknamed the “Green Hell” for its history of accidents and overall dangerous racing conditions. In 2019 team Giti Angels came second overall in their division, impressive for any team, more so for a team’s first crack at a series. Ever since their debut races, the Giti Angels have been expanding their horizons to bigger and broader aspirations. The team competed in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in 2019, one of the top races around the world with teams like Audi and Porsche competing for the manufacturer title, it’s serious stuff for serious teams. Giti Angels entered this intimidating race and won their class, solidifying them as a force to be reckoned with. WHAT’S ENDURANCE RACING? The toughest level of motorsport is endurance racing, the races that run for 9, 12 and 24 hours. That’s no sleep while…

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  • Sanitisation procedure professionally done by Combat Pest Control

    We are excited to let you know our entire shop has gone through deep disinfection, steralisation and a sanitisation procedure which was professionally done by Combat Pest Control! When it comes to our customers, your safety is our number one priority! We would STRONGLY recommend this service to any other business that serves customers like: Offices and Retail Centres Schools and Academic Institutions Restaurants and Bars Clinics and Medical Centres Busses, Informal Taxis, Uber, and Trains and even Personal Homes and High-Density Flats The services offered by Combat Pest Control are scientifically proven disinfectant fogging systems that containBACATAC (didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride), a broad-spectrum disinfectant and sanitiser proven to be effective against a wide range of pathogens. Including viruses, bacteria, fungi and mycolplasma. Which is ideal for killing a massive number of pathogens in large environments like offices and retail spaces. The fog covers all contact surfaces and kills the virus on contact. The area that is treated needs to be evacuated for between 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area be treated. For information we invite you to contact Combat Pest Control Directly on: Cell: 084 200 2700 | Contact: Jason Van Heerden | Website: johannesburgpestcontroller.co.za | jason@combatpestcontrol.co.za   Pop into our store and have a look at our impressive range of car care products and more. 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 invite you to leave us a FACEBOOK RECOMMENDATION or GOOGLE REVIEW. We would love to see your auto styling projects @RandburgMidas PLEASE NOTE: All products and prices only apply to Randburg Midas on Bram Fischer Drive (191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg)

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  • Car safety features to look out for

    With new innovation in the automotive industry, there has been great headway made in the overall safety of vehicles. So let’s see what the key safety features to look out for when buying a new car are. Whether you’re shopping for a used or new car, it’s important to spend time making sure it’s safe. First off, you should take a test drive and try on the seat belt to make sure it fits well and is comfortable. Check that head restraint, roof structures, and windshield designs don’t interfere with your ability to see clearly. And try to conduct your test drive in the evening so you can check the visibility provided by the headlights. To help you better understand what to look for we have put together this list. Seat Belts In the event of a crash, seat belts are designed to keep you inside the vehicle. They also reduce the risk that you will collide with the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield. New seat belt designs have the following additional features that improve seat belt performance: Adjustable upper belts. An adjustable upper belt lets you change the position of the shoulder strap to accommodate a person’s size. This feature may encourage passengers to wear their belts since it increases shoulder belt comfort. Seat belt pre-tensioner. Pre-tensioners retract the seat belt to remove excess slack, almost instantly, in a crash. However, you still need to adjust your seat belt so that it fits as snugly as possible since pre-tensioners are not powerful enough to pull you back into your seat in the event of an impact. Energy management features. Energy management features allow seat belts to “give” or yield during a severe crash to prevent forces on the shoulder belt from concentrating too much energy on your chest. These features include “load limiters” built into the shoulder belt retractor and/or “tear stitching” in the webbing that causes the seat belt to extend gradually. Rear centre seat lap/shoulder belts. Some manufacturers provide a rear centre lap/shoulder belt. This added feature is especially beneficial to older children and children in booster seats who are often seated in the rear centre position. Air Bags Depending on the speed at impact and the stiffness of the object struck, front airbags inflate to prevent occupants from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, and windshield. Side airbags reduce the risk that occupants will hit the door or objects that crash…

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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 customer’s outstanding customer service with unmatched product knowledge. Your feedback means the world to us so please head over to either our FACEBOOK RECOMMENDATION or GOOGLE REVIEW 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! View our reviews on FACEBOOK or GOOGLE. 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 would love to see your auto styling projects @RandburgMidas PLEASE NOTE: All products and prices only apply to Randburg Midas on Bram Fischer Drive (191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg)

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  • Your reviews matter

    We love receiving and reading you have to say as your reviews matter to us. It’s this kind of input that helps us to be better at what we do. We really do appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience at Randburg Midas. And if you haven’t already, please feel free to leave us your review by clicking here. Kerwin Kaycee Christopher “Best service, really enjoying the service, if you need anything it can be sourced immediately, follow up calls and you have your stock in the palms in your hand, keep it up Randburg Midas, others should learn from you”. 5-star rating   Nkuli Chief “Affordable prices and guaranteed availability of stock allows for a seamless experience” 5-Star Rating Valdo Van Der Vyver “Wonderful service with a smile… keep doing what you doing and thank you to all the staff and brilliant service”. 5-Star Rating fannick ilunga “Good customer service. With good product… very good people’s” 5-Star Rating Claire B “Good customer service and helpful staff – I had a light bulb changed there for market price and just added a small tip for the technician to show me how to change it. Very efficient!” 5-Star Rating Nigel Wilkinson “Fast and efficient. The right spares first time.” 5-Star Rating Deon Erasmus “Great service. Just went for wiper blades and they offered to install them for me as well. Not a big job I know but it’s the little things that make a big difference.” 5-Star Rating Willie Marais “Very good service. Friendly and helpful staff.” 5-star rating Heidrun Richter “Excellent value at a great price!” 5-star rating Ntuthu Ndlovu “Very helpful!” 5-star rating Ru Z “Friendly and helpful” 5-star rating 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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  • Tricked out Fords

    This year’s SEMA show Ford brought more than 50 tricked-out vehicles. Some of them we LOVE and others we HATE. Let us know your thoughts, here’s a preview! LGE-CTS Motorsports Urban Ford Escape Designed for the urban dweller looking to head to the hills, this Escape is given Eibach lowering springs and 20-inch gold wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich tires, with the gold-trim-and-black motif repeated on the grille, hood and along the shoulders. It features a custom Borla cat-back exhaust and a throttle control system to add some growl to the normally unassuming 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. It also gets a Ford roof rack with Yakima mounts, a custom leather interior and accessories for audio products by Scosche. Air Design USA Ford Escape Sport Hybrid Black and white is the theme here, with a two-tone paint job, custom 20-inch wheels with Pirelli tires, black fender flares and door rocker moldings and silver skid plates. Inside, we’re told there are Ford Accessories cargo organizer, cargo mat and floor liners. Oh, and a portable refrigerator, because of performance? MAD Industries Ford Escape For the murdered-out enthusiast who also enjoys mixing it up on singletrack, this Escape comes with 21-inch wheels with Michelin tires and Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs. It’s bathed in custom BASF RM paint, Ford Accessories roof rack crossbars and a Yakima bike carrier. Inside, there’s an ultra-suede headliner, matte grey custom trim and a Rockford Fosgate sound system. Blood Type Racing Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid Glenview, Illinois-based Blood Type Racing tricks out an Explorer Limited Hybrid with a half-inch suspension levelling kit, a Ford Performance skid plate and 20-inch black chrome wheels wrapped in Yoyo Tires and lots of black chrome, including on the grille, lower door moldings and rear bumper accents. There’s also a Borla cat-black exhaust with black chrome tips to modify the sound of the 3.3-litre hybrid V6. Inside, there’s a rear-seat entertainment system by Voxx. CGS Performance Products Ford Explorer ST The Explorer goes sleek in grey paint by Sikkens, and CGS adds massive 24-inch Savini wheels with Pirelli tires and cat-black Borla exhaust with carbon-fibre tips. Dig the red accent roofline and side skirts, a colour also echoed in the (Brembo?) brakes. Inside, there’s a custom leather treatment. Good Boy Daisy LifeStyle Ford Expedition Limited MAX This one appears to be purpose-built for a travelling band that wants to live-stream their performances from inside the vehicle. So there are cameras and…

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