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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.

  • 10 Things People Don’t Know about Their Cars

    When it comes to cars there are probably hundreds of things people don’t know, but are interesting and helpful at the same time. Watch this short video to learn about 10 Things People Don’t Know about Their Cars #SmokeBrake If car maintenance and spare parts is something you are not that clued up on, don’t worry – just speak to one of our friendly experienced sales team and they will help you with everything you need to know and more! 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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  • Early Warning Signs that You Have an Oil Leak

    Whether you have sprung a leak or just need a top up, just remember Randburg Midas has the right engine oil for all makes and models of cars. Learn what the early Warning Signs are that You Have an Oil Leak #SmokeBrake The most common and obvious symptom of an oil leak is the presence of a puddle beneath your vehicle that forms whilst the car is parked. However, while most people might automatically assume that the leak in question is an oil leak, the fact of the matter is that there are actually over six different types of fluid that may be leaking – oil, coolant, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid, to name a few. Read on to learn how to tell the difference and how to look out for warning signs that your engine oil reservoir has been compromised. Generally, you can tell what kind of a fluid leak your vehicle is experiencing by taking note of the colour and consistency of the puddle that forms below the engine: Oil is usually light brown or black in colour with a medium consistency. Transmission fluid is usually reddish; however, it can also be brown or black. The puddle will form underneath the car towards the centre. Power steering fluid looks exactly like transmission fluid, but will pool towards the front of the car. If you notice a leak that is slippery in consistency and a pale brown colour, you are most likely dealing with leaking brake fluid. Brightly-coloured fluid that is either green, yellow or red could indicate a coolant leak. Below are a few other tell-tale signs that your engine oil is leaking: Your oil is consistently low If you find that you constantly have to top up your oil every time you visit the petrol station, the chances are high that you have a leak. In order to tell whether the leak is minor or a sign of something slightly more serious, top up your oil at home and check the level every half an hour or so. If the oil drains rapidly, you could have a hole in your oil pan. You see oil that is milky in appearance If your oil looks slightly milky, there might be a crack in the engine block which is causing the oil to mix with water and slowly leak out. Your clutch slips If your vehicle has manual transmission, your clutch might…

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  • Worlds Oldest Ford Vehicle

    Did you know the 1903 Ford Model A is one of the World’s Oldest Ford Vehicle #SmokeBrake Even if you drive an oldie, at Randburg Midas we can help you with any parts you need. Interesting Facts: Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr., has purchased the company’s oldest known surviving vehicle, a 1903 Model A, at auction for R37 108 36 The Model A, launched on July 28, 1903 and would become Ford’s first commercial success, with about 1,800 units sold during its production run. The historic vehicle will play a significant role in the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of company founder Henry Ford and then become part of the company’s permanent collection. 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.edmunds.com/car-news/worlds-oldest-ford-vehicle-back-in-the-hands-of-the-ford-family.html

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  • Google Self-drive car

    The Google Self-drive car named the Pod Car is making headway in it’s testing phase #SmokeBrake If you are one of the billions of people without a self-driving car don’t worry, with some help from Randburg Midas your car will be good for many years to come! It’s a bird, it’s a plan oh no wait it’s just a Google Self-driving car. Google have been working on the pod for years and this latest version destroys it predecessors in every possible way, if the progress continues at this rate we will be seeing this self-driving car on our highways sooner than we think.   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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  • 10 awesome facts about cars

    Here are 10 awesome facts about cars that you probably did not know! They are going to blow your mind!  Sit back, put your safety belt on and enjoy #SmokeBrake If you have questions about your car and its maintenance, Randburg Midas will be able to give you all of the answers you need! There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth. About 165,000 cars are produced every day It would take less than 6 months to get to the Moon by car at 60mph (95km/h) The average car has 30,000 parts. 75% of cars that Rolls-Royce has ever produced are still on the road today. Volkswagen owns Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Audi, Ducati and Porsche. The first car accident occurred in 1891, in Ohio. The odds of dying in a car accident are around 1 in 5,000 It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia. 95% of a car’s lifetime is spent parked 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.factslides.com/s-Cars

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  • How do I know if I need new wiper blades?

    How do I know if I need new wiper blades? In this rainy season you really need to make sure that you are safe while driving. Changing you wiper blades is quick, easy and affordable! #SmokeBrake Back and forth, back and forth — no wonder windshield wipers get worn. You can see the loss in clear vision after about 6 months or so. If you’re struggling to see in the rain, it’s past time to get new ones. This is a fast, easy, low-cost upgrade that will seriously improve your safety, so no excuses for waiting. Here are some other signs that new wiper blades are in order: Streaking or hazing on the windshield when it rains. A chattering sound when your wipers are on. This noise means they’re not swiping smoothly, but popping up and down as they go. The blades are pulling away from the windshield at higher speeds, instead of sitting snugly against the windshield. The rubber has split into sections or pulled away from the wiper arm. This will cause a slapping sound when you turn on the windshield wipers. The rubber edge looks worn or torn in places, or the metal arm is bent or cracked. You can be in and out of Randburg Midas with a brand new set of wiper blades in 10 minutes! 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.ntb.com/tires/Wiper-Blade-Education.j

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