Free Check Engine Light Diagnostic
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA -- Midas has an ad that plays on the radio station I listen to every morning, stating they offer a free check engine light diagnostic test. The ad states "if your check engine light comes on, don't wait...take ... read full review9 Replies - Latest reply on 06/01/2013
Midas Ruined My Engine
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- I took my truck to Midas and the customer service representative suggested a radiator flush and oil change. Prior to stopping there, no problems with truck, no leaks, a good running truck. Paid 120 dollars. ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 12/07/2013
Midas Price Gouging
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY -- This is one way of warning people about a company (MIDAS), I had to have a alternator replace on my car today and I went to Midas, they had to get one from Advance auto parts and they told me it would ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 12/06/2011
Their Oil Change Killed my Engine
ENFIELD, CONNECTICUT -- I got my Oil Change on 5/19/2010 at MIDAS, the Enfield location. Then on 5/20 morning when I’m driving to work, the engine stops working the car stops on the Highway I91-N. I tow the car and take it ... read full review12 Replies - Latest reply on 05/22/2010
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA -- I took my car for an oil change and tire rotation. That said my window washer fluid was going to be topped off, that was a lie. But the worst thing is that I recently took my car to Pepboys for new tires and the technician unbolted the nuts with an electric ratchet! He said my tires where never torqued by Midas and that I could have lost a tire at any time while driving!
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I will never go there again and hopefully you reading this will double check everything before is too late. The location of the Midas is in Holland Ave, Va Beach Va.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I am about to go on a long road trip, so I took my car into a nearby Midas to get an oil change and free tire rotation, as well as two new tires if they felt I need them in the front cause it's front ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 09/26/2010
Midas is a scam
ALDERGROVE -- I took my 1997 Saab 900s turbo into the Midas service location in Aldergrove for a power steering leak. They told me that it would it would take a few days to get done and that I would have it back that ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 08/07/2010
VICTORIA, TEXAS -- Took my 2002 Dodge Neon for preventive Maintenance. Timing belt, water pump, replacement, Brake master cylinder. They informed me two days later my timing belt was not needed and I agreed for them to use their timing belt kit. A few days later they said the car was ready. Pushy and arrogant.
Two days later my car would not start. I called Midas to find problem and they towed vehicle back to their shop. Two days later they called me back with news the timing belt slipped from the water pump they installed I gave them to install. They said parts were free but labor was a charge. Then I went to shop they changed their mind and said 1/2 on labor and no free parts. If the water pump caused the problem why did they install a faulty water pump? The cost will be $1496.00 to fix engine head.
About 4 days later I got vehicle back with oil in radiator, loose bolts on rocker arm assembly, loose air conditioner lines. 4 months later and 3 visits to other mechanics to try to fix car. The engine light came on from lack of compression, the cam wore out from not being adjusted from the value job.
Do not go to Midas. They are cheaters!!!!!
ITASCA, ILLINOIS -- With repeated visits for the Oil change/TIRE ROTATION at the Johnstown N. Y.-Midas store. NOT once was I informed of ANY problems with my car tires.(or the car alignment) Johnstown's store close(very quickly)
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I continued with Midas, because at that I WAS a loyal customer, I chose to visit Midas Scotia, NY. It was(NYS inspection)time, I was told I needed NEW tires,(inspection FAILED) I was CHARGED $84.49 for 1 PRIMEWELL tire(a low quality tire)..."CRAZY" ~~ totally a RIP-OFF !(small tire 175/70/13)I paid LESS for my Dodge Dakota 16's tires.(MAVIS tires)....I checked on this Primewell TIRE @ Firestone in Scotia N. Y. it list for $41.99., I wrote a letter to Mr. Katz (Albany's Midas vice President) regarding the price difference. Mr. Katz feels quote " The tire pricing does not at all resemble an "apples to apples comparison". this is a "PRICE GOUGING COMPANY" ~ the IRONIC thing is Midas Service Pledge is - We will always do right by you & car - help keep you safe on the road !!
Midas company was NOT helpful @ ALL.... they took my $92.85 & didn't even blink.
NEW YORK -- I brought my 1999 Nissan Altima to Midas to change the exhaust because it makes noise. The manager was very nice and, after a checking by a technician, told me that the muffler and the pipes connected ... read full review4 Replies - Latest reply on 10/29/2007
They where fair, good and honest! Was skeptical at first but great job and when I priced around they came cheaper than most! I have had no problems with overheating as I did before!! And for a cheap oil change there the best!19.95 (always)!! Add reply
HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY -- I was over charged for services rendered by this shop. I was never quoted a price for alleged tire rods that I needed. The representative went on to say that he quoted me the price and he swears on his dead father that he quoted me. If he would have quoted me 600 for brake service I would have told him to take my car off the lift and give it back to me. I feel that I was way over charged for brakes, rotors and tire rods. I will be filing a formal complaint with the state of New Jersey.
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Midas 3149 South Broad Street
609 888 4700
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- I recently took my 2005 Chevy Avalanche in for a hub assembly replacement and they wanted to charge me 516 dollars for the repair. They wanted 120 for the part and the rest of the remaining balance for labor. After hearing this I deciding to buy the part myself and do the laborious on my own which would havebeen a painless task had I hadthe right tools for the swap out. I ended up taking it to Encinas, literally two building down and it ended up costing me 70 dollars for the part, which I bought myself and took to Encinas and they swapped out the parts, in less than an hour and for 70 bucks. I am so pleased with the choice I made to take it to Encinas. Now tell me how Midas would have justified that job for 516 dollars. Midas is a very dishonest company and will scam you if they can. Whatever you might need done to your vehicle, take it to Encinas, they will get you all fixed up honestly and at a great price.1 Replies - Latest reply on 05/02/2012Add reply
They burnt my engine
MURRAY, UTAH -- I got my Honda Civic serviced by Midas this saturday. It was a basic maintenance service which includes oil/lube change, air/oil filter
change, tire rotation check, visual brack check and some courtsey ... read full review11 Replies - Latest reply on 12/07/2013
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS -- I went to Midas to get a new muffler and tailpipe for my truck. When they gave me the estimate they said it needed additional work that would cost over $800. I wanted a second opinion on the other work so I told them I just wanted the Muffler. The estimate on the muffler, tailpipe, and labor was $195.56.
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The muffler and tailpipe were in stock and the work was done immediately. When the work was done the price of the muffler, tailpipe, and labor had each gone up over 17%.
When I complained at the store they said they charged me extra because I only got the muffler and did not get the other work done. They never told me they were going to raise the price if I did not get the other work done. When I complained to Midas, the Store Manager called me back and left a message to call him. I called him back. I told him this practice was illegal according to the Illinois Automotive Repair Act. He promised to send me a check for the 17% overcharge. He never sent the check.