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Midas! The Place You Can Never Trust!
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BROWN DEER, WISCONSIN -- On May 12, 2008 I took my car into Midas to get an oil change but instead I came out with a broken front bumper. Midas has ordered the new part for me but today they ran away and closed down their business. I lost $125 plus what I paid for the oil change that I will be paying with my own money to the fault of Midas.

I would recommend that you never take your car to Midas ever. They'll break your car then run away leaving you with the expenses.
     
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MRM on 06/05/2008:
If you are an able-body person, go to youtube.com and search for oil change. You too, can change your own oil at your own home, the right way. No need to depend on klumsy klutz who doesn't care about your property. DIY is PRICELESS!
Anonymous on 06/05/2008:
I sympathize, but it's hard to blame all of Midas for this. The responsible shop went out of business, probably because they could not keep business if they tore up cars they changed oil on. You may want to find out why they closed. If it was not bankruptcy of the franchise holder, you may be able to recover your money through small claims court action against the franchise holder. Good luck.
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Oil Change Went Bad
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MIAMI, FLORIDA -- I went to Midas on July 27, 2007 for maintenance on my SUV. I had an oil change and some other things done. However I was on my way out of town the same day to Zephyrhills Fl. My truck stopped on me about 200 miles down the road. After getting my truck towed to the Midas in Zephyrhills, it was stated that the Midas in Miami off of 79 street and 2nd ave did not put my oil caps back into place. When I found this information out I took action and called the head office in Miami they did not call make back until I called and told them that I had my engine tested and my engine head gaskets and other components where destroyed due to oil frailer in my car.

First off they did not honor their 90 day warranty. It has only been 2 months and 17 days. They also stated that they wear not going to replace or repair my engine because I got the work done when I had 47528 miles on my car now I have about 52000 miles and they are not even considering the fact that on that 47528 miles I drove 200 miles without oil in my car which brings that number up and then not to mention I also I had drive a little over 200 miles to come back down to Miami to try to get paper work stating that due to their own negligence that my car my have engine damage.

They told me no and now they do not want to honor their warranty nor repair my SUV.
     
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MRM on 10/18/2007:
I cringe every time when people bring their vehicle to tune-up places as they can be careless in their job and the next thing you know damages occurs to the vehicle just for missing that one little step. As I've said in my other post, go to www.youtube.com and watch instructional videos on how to do auto maintenance yourself such as changing your own oil. DIY maintenance is priceless!
MRM on 10/18/2007:
If you truly enjoy owning your vehicle and would like the vehicle to last a long time, then I would suggest to do your own maintenance instead of depending a stranger to service your vehicle as they can be careless in their job.
DIY maintenance is priceless, I tell you!
ejack053824 on 10/18/2007:
Oil changes I do myself! I don't even trust dealerships.
Starlord on 10/18/2007:
You mean to tell me that you were able to drive 200 miles with no oil in your engine and the oil light did not come on? I used to work for a tire shop, and my principal job was LOFs. Every time I did an oil change, the oil light came on when the engine was first started after the change, but went out in a matter of seconds. With no oil in the engine, the oil light should have been shining bright, as there would have been no oil pressure. When you first start your SUV, you oil, alt, brake or ABS, airbag and seatbelt lights should come on, as that is the vehicle running it's diagnostic. Within a few seconds the lights should go out. When you say they left the oil caps off, that makes no sense to me. Do you mean the coil cap where you fill the crankcase, on top of the engine, or the oil drain plug, underneath the engine. I can't see even the worst grease monkey doing an LOF and letting you drive out with no oilin the engine, and I don't believe you drove 200 miles with no oil, and either ignored the oil light or your oil light did not come on when you started the engine. You do not drive 200 miles without oil, period.
Anonymous on 10/19/2007:
Anonymous on 10/19/2007:
You need to be biotch slapped for stupidity. Never mind the 5,000 miles you drove without an oil cap(didn't the burning oil smell give you a hint???) but you state the head gaskets failed because of it. Here is a hint, Head gaskets are the last thing that pops with a low oil condition. Good luck living in never never land
steve101 on 10/19/2007:
No matter who changes your oil, always take a minute to check under the hood to make sure the oil cap is on, check the oil level and make sure the oil on it is clear, check for leaks around the oil filter and under the car, BEFORE you drive off. Then after a few miles, check again for any oil leaks under the car.
ejack053824 on 10/19/2007:
Very good advice there Steve.
Midasmgr100 on 10/22/2007:
Steve and Starlord are both right. Mistakes do happen even with seasoned professionals and are much more likely with people doing their own maintenance that don't know what they're doing. I've seen guys that have been doing this for 20 years forget to put oil in a car, but you start it up and that oil light is on and you immediately shut it off and realize the mistake. That can happen to anybody at any shop, including ASE Master Technicians. That is what the oil light is for and why it is the color RED. Red says stop, stop the engine, stop the car. Yellow is a cautionary indicator. If a red light comes on, shut it down, check it out and get it towed if you must.
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