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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.

  • 2021 BMW M5 gets revised looks

    2021 BMW M5 gets revised looks and is more imposing than ever! The facelifted BMW M5 is one of the most impressive super sedans currently on sale, and this new gallery in UK specification showcases it perfectly. Compared to the pre-facelift M5, the revamped one has a revised front fascia with a new grille, more aggressive headlights, and a beefier bumper. The rear end has also been freshened up with redesigned taillights and a new diffuser. While these styling alterations are relatively minor, they do transform the look of the super sedan. Some minor tweaks have also been made to the interior, including the fitment of an enlarged 12.3-inch infotainment system complete with Android Auto and cloud-based navigation. There is also a tweaked centre console and two illuminated buttons, one for the M Mode and one for tweaking the vehicle setup. The interior of the M5 Competition pictured looks particularly impressive thanks to the luscious black leather and array of carbon fibre accents. Like the pre-facelift model, the 2021 M5 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 which in standard form is good for 592 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Competition is a little more potent as power has been increased to 617 horses. Both M5 and M5 Competition models feature an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power through an all-wheel-drive system that includes 2WD, 4WD and 4WD Sport modes. The M5 Competition hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, while the ‘regular’ M5 needs 3.4 seconds to hit the same mark. 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)   Source + Image: https://www.carscoops.com/2020/10/2021-bmw-m5-gets-revised-looks-is-more-imposing-than-ever/

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  • The importance of good car maintenance

    In the tough economic times, we are living in today, the importance of good car maintenance is more relevant now than ever. Whether it is a company or personal car, this advice applies to all. Now is as good a time as any to make sure that you keep up-to-date with regular maintenance services, believes Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “If buying a new car isn’t a priority for financially feasible right now then ensuring your current vehicle or companies feel of vehicles is properly maintained should be,” said Mc Master. To be perfectly honest, if you own a fleet of company vehicles this article might help save you thousands of rands down the road. “Regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your car and will result in a better resale price at the end of the day. It is also a cost saver as regular servicing will help you pick up smaller repairs early enough to prevent more serious and costly faults occurring further down the line.” He advises motorists to keep a close eye on the car’s manual and schedule maintenance accordingly. “Even better, set a recurring reminder on your phone to alert you to get your vehicle checked annually. Keeping up with your car’s recommended maintenance schedule can help avoid costly problems with your cooling system, drivetrain, suspension and other components.” Motorists should also ensure their car is serviced by a reputable workshop that only uses quality oil, fluids, and parts. If you are more of a DIY kind of guy and maintain your vehicle your self, the same rules apply. Only using high-quality replacement and services parts, oil and other fluids which are all readily available at affordable prices from us, at Randburg Midas. “While it might sound like an attractive option to service your car as cheaply as possible, the financial implications, in the long run, will outweigh the apparent short-term benefit. It’s never wise to scrimp on your car’s maintenance costs.” In addition to regular maintenance, there are a number of other things motorists can do to extend a car’s life. Motorists should regularly check the level of fluids in their vehicles, such as the antifreeze, oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid. These items are conveniently available from Randburg Midas. He also advises motorists to monitor the thickness of their vehicle’s brake pad…

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  • 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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