Smoke Brake

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

  • Keeping your car rust free

    Keeping your car rust-free prevents serious damage and maintains the look and value of your car. Here are 6 detailed steps and a few extra tricks for preventing rust on your car.  Big thanks to Instructables for the great article! Step 1: General Maintenance Wash your car every two weeks; once a week if it is wet with salt on the roads. Wax your car once every four months. Keep the inside clean as well, being sure to clean up after any spills which can start rust from the inside. Step 2: Take Extra Care around Salt Salt speeds rust, so be careful to keep your car clean if you live by the ocean or in the winter when there’s salt on the road. Clean the underside of your car and your wheel wells when filthy or at least once a week during the winter when salt is out. If your car is seriously at risk for rust because of regular exposure to salt, etc. you can clean it and then spray it with a lubricant appropriate for cars or even paint it with a proper coating for the surface (this should be done by a professional). Step 3: Rust Coating! If you are in a very salty climate or are already fending off rust problems, you may want to consider coating your car with a rust-preventing spray. Key is to keep metal surfaces dry- whether you wipe them off after use, or protect them with paint, lacquer, lubricant or wax. If you are going to spray your car with anything flammable. Make sure the engine is cold and give it some time for the vapours to clear up before you fire it up again. Try to avoid spraying on your exhaust or mufflers so they don’t get too smelly when hot. Step 4: The Extra Steps Before any long periods of inactivity, wash and spray down a rust-preventing spray. Drive further behind other vehicles to prevent knicks from pebbles they kick up. Cover your car with a car cover whenever possible. Step 5: Inspect Regularly! Examine your car for rust often. External painted parts will show rust when the paint bubbles or blisters up. On other metal parts, just look for the beginnings of rust. There are 3 areas to look for rust: the engine and trunk, the undercarriage of the car and the external painted parts. Step 6:…

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  • Tyre blow-out while driving

    AA expert Bill Van Tassel describes the steps to take should a driver encounter a tyre blow-out while driving. This is a very important video to watch! I am sure not everyone would know what to do in such a case. I know I didn’t until now…. Big thanks to MonkeySee for the awesome video. Don’t forget to hit the like and subscribe button for more awesome content! For more information: (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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  • The dangers of aquaplaning

    The dangers of aquaplaning are a real risk. They can easy be avoided by regularly checking your tires. In this short and informative video we take a closer look at what aquaplaning is and how to avoid it. Aquaplaning or hydroplaning by the tires of a road vehicle occurs when a layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface, leading to a loss of traction that prevents the vehicle from responding to control inputs. If it occurs to all wheels simultaneously, the vehicle becomes, in effect, an uncontrolled sled. 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaplaning  

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  • Automotive tech trends for 2017

    In this short article we take a look at some exciting automotive tech trends we can look forward to in 2017!  It’s hard to imagine a time when having a standard CD player in a commuter car was a big deal. Now the compact disc is an old hat, with Bluetooth audio streaming becoming the new norm. In fact, some new cars, including the Chevrolet Spark, don’t have CD players at all, instead relying on touchscreen infotainment systems to mirror smartphones to access music and be more on the go. But it’s not just convenience features once reserved for premium vehicles that have made their way into rudimentary rides. The market has now reached a point where active safety features like lane-keep assist can be found in cars like the compact Chevrolet Cruze and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is available in a Kia Rio. You can expect more and more high-tech features to make their way into economy cars as technology progresses. 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 Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/01/top-5-automotive-trends-to-that-will-shape-2017.html

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  • Understanding your tyre tread depth

    Tyres play a huge role in the safety of your vehicle. By understanding your Tyre tread depth you will know when to replace your tyres and potentially avoid an accident. The law says your tyres must have at least a 1 millimetre tread and if it falls below that figure, you risk hefty fines and points on your license. Some tyres have tread wear indicators in the tread pattern to show when the tread depth is less than 1.6 millimetres. In these cases, if the tread on the tyre is level with these indicators, the tyre must be replaced as it is considered not roadworthy. Without the correct tread, your tyres lose grip easily, and your vehicle becomes unsafe. Tread wear indicator bars are moulded into the tread grooves at regular intervals around the tyre to indicate when a tyre is worn to its limit of safety. When the tyre is worn to the legal limit the bars will be flush with the surface of the tread. While that is the legal requirement some car manufacturers recommend you replace your tyres before they wear to that extent. Furthermore when you enter into your policy conditions with your insurer you enter into an agreement stating that your vehicle will be in a roadworthy condition. If you fail to keep your vehicle in a roadworthy condition and an accident occurs your insurance company can reject your claim. If your tyres are not in good condition your vehicle can be viewed as being unroadworthy, so check your tyres regularly! Giorgio Express Auto Body Repairs is one of the most sophisticated panel shops in KwaZulu-Natal. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced. Together with our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to ensure that you and your vehicle are in good hands. We specialise in complex and intricate repairs, spray painting and polishing of a highest quality. 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 Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest   Source: https://www.aa.co.za/on-the-road/vehicle-tips/tyres.html

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  • Brake fade signs and symptoms

    Watch this informative short video to learn how to identify brake fade signs & symptoms which will help ensure you stay safe at all times! Shout out to Ferodo South Africa for this great video. Brake fade is a term used to describe the partial or total loss of braking power used in a vehicle brake system. Brake fade occurs when the brake pad and the brake rotor no longer generate sufficient mutual friction to stop the vehicle at its preferred rate of deceleration and can happen on motorcycles cars and trucks. If you notice any of the above, head over to Randburg Midas to get new set of Ferodo brake pads and disks. 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://ebcbrakes.com/articles/what-is-brake-fade/

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