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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.

  • 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   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 wiperblades and they offered to install them for me as well. Not a big job I know but it’s the little things that makes a big difference.” 5-Star Rating Willie Marais “Very good service. Friendly and helpful staff.” 5-star rating Heidrun Richter “Excellent value at 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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  • World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day is an excellent opportunity to stop and be thankful for the awesome oceans we get to enjoy. It’s also a time to think about what you can do to assist in the preservation and well being of the ocean. What we always tell people is to please handle their used motor oil responsibly! Remember, just one litre of used motor oil can contaminate one million litres of water. To learn more about what you can do with your used motor oil please click here. So what exactly is World Oceans Day? World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness of the role of the oceans and the importance of conserving and protecting our marine environment. Background The 8th of June is observed internationally as World Oceans Day. While the day has been unofficially celebrated since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, in December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to officially recognise World Oceans Day on June 8 each year. This special day is an opportunity to celebrate the world’s shared oceans and to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in people lives. The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life. They also power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. Observance of World Oceans Day in South Africa The observance of World Oceans Day in South Africa allows us to highlight the impact of oceans on our country and the various ways in which oceans contribute to our country. Celebrating the day provides the department with an opportunity to highlight the considerable challenges we face in dealing with marine pollution, maintaining the oceans’ capacity to regulate the global climate, supply essential ecosystem services and provide sustainable livelihoods and safe recreation. The celebration of the day coincides with and forms part of the dedication of June as National Environment Month. 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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  • Renew your drivers license

    Did you know that you can now make an appointment online to renew your driver’s license? How cool is that! Simply click here and schedule it in. Easy peasy! 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 Source: https://online.natis.gov.za/#/E7062

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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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  • Changing a tyre

    Changing a tyre on the side of the road was a regular event for motorists in the first half of the last century. With modern tyres, you may never have had the pleasure of this adventurous experience. Even if you already know how, here’s a refresher with some helpful tips to make it less of an ordeal. Big thanks to Giorgio Express Auto Boday Repair for the helpful article! STEP 1: BE PREPARED Planning ahead will save a lot of frustration. It’s not a bad idea to keep an emergency kit in your trunk and disposable, but sturdy Tyvek overalls will help keep your dry cleaning bills down. Throw in some mechanics gloves, a good waterproof flashlight, hand cleaner, and paper towels. Believe it or not, all that, plus wheels chocks, flares, tyre gauge and tyre sealant all fit into this shallow Rubbermaid bin. The lid can double as something to kneel on. Since flat tyres happen year round, you can even fit in a collapsible snow shovel. STEP 2: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION You want to choose your tyre changing place very carefully. Once on the shoulder, slowly driving to the next exit ramp may give you enough space needed to stay away from the main flow of traffic. STEP 3: NOT ENOUGH ROOM The line separating traffic from you on the shoulder is not an invisible force field. This example is not enough room, the car is leaning and the ramp is going uphill. You will a need level, solid surface to jack up a car safely. STEP 4: BE AWARE OF TRAFFIC Turn on your four-way flashers. Using flares or reflective triangles will help give a long-range warning that a disabled car is ahead. This is especially important at night or in the rain. Always be aware of onrushing traffic, especially heavy trucks that create a suction in their wake that can pull you off your feet. STEP 5: GIVE YOURSELF ROOM Be sure you have enough room around the flat rear tyre to work safely. Keep the doors closed. A truck’s wake can blow them suddenly wide open and damage the hinges. STEP 6: SET YOUR PARKING BRAKE Set your parking brake. Blocking the diagonally opposite wheel will help keep the car from rolling once the flat tyre is up in the air. If you don’t have a wheel chock, you can improvise with some suitable object…

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  • All things spark plug related

    In this 101 article, we take a look at all things spark plug related. Randburg Midas stock all major brand spark plugs, so you can rest assured we have the perfect plug for any make and model of car! For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us: Call or WhatsApp (082) 569-1394 | (011) 789-4411 / (011) 036-0200 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Spark plugs are one of the most misunderstood components of an engine. Numerous questions have surfaced over the years, leaving many people confused. This guide was designed to assist the technician, hobbyist, or race mechanic in understanding, using, and troubleshooting spark plugs. The information contained in this guide applies to all types of internal combustion engines: two-stroke engines, rotary engines, high performance/racing engines and street vehicles. Spark plugs are the “window” into your engine (your only eyewitness to the combustion chamber), and can be used as a valuable diagnostic tool. Like a patient’s thermometer, the spark plug displays symptoms and conditions of the engine’s performance. The experienced tuner can analyze these symptoms to track down the root cause of many problems or to determine air/fuel ratios The spark plug has two primary functions: 1. To ignite the air/fuel mixture 2. To remove heat from the combustion chamber Spark plugs transmit electrical energy that turns fuel into working energy. A sufficient amount of voltage must be supplied by the ignition system to cause it to spark across the spark plug’s gap. This is called “Electrical Performance.” The temperature of the spark plug’s firing end must be kept low enough to prevent pre-ignition, but high enough to prevent fouling. This is called “Thermal Performance”, and is determined by the heat range selected. It is important to remember that spark plugs do not create heat, they can only remove heat. The spark plug works as a heat exchanger by pulling unwanted thermal energy away from the combustion chamber and transferring the heat to the engine’s cooling system. The heat range is defined as a plug’s ability to dissipate heat. The rate of heat transfer is determined by: 1. The insulator nose length 2. Gas volume around the insulator nose 3. The materials/construction of the centre electrode and porcelain insulator A spark plug’s heat range has no relationship to the actual voltage transferred through the spark plug. Rather, the heat range is…

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