Midas - Rip off
Exhaust - Complaint
FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS -- I wish like most of the reviewers that I could give less than a full star. I recently brought my car in to this location to have the exhaust looked at as it failed inspection. They called me at my request for an estimate to repair. I was given two options. The first was to get a new pipe from the dealership with a cost including labor of $1200. The second was for Midas to fabricate a new pipe to save me money avoiding the need to get the part from the dealership. The cost for this option was 670. Easy decision right? Go with the 670. I told him I would need to think about it and sensing my hesitation he offered that I could pay for half with a post dated check so I would have more time to pull together the money. This sounded very strange to me. Who accepts checks postdated under the premise the funds are not available yet. So I declined the offer and called the dealership. They quoted me $250 for the part and 170 for labor over the phone. That is almost $800 less than what Midas quoted to replace the part! This difference in price is just ridiculous especially considering you would expect the dealership to charge more than a place like Midas. When I went to pick up the car without having the work done they were rude but after the experience I was just happy to get out of there with my money in hand. I will never go to a Midas again.