Avoid Midas Like the Plague!
'Free' Oil Change. - Complaint
RALEIGH, NC -- When I moved to Raleigh I got a LOT of offers in the mail for $25.00 for free this-or-that; pizza, mani-pedi's, oil changes, etc. I had a lot of oil changes for $19.95, but I thought, hey Midas is a 'brand' name, I'll use their $25.00 free coupon. They changed the oil and rotated the tires. Their cheapest oil change was $34.00 or something, so I picked that, since I was already there, the ten dollar difference being no big deal. When I went to pay I was told my total charges were $49.95!
I reminded the guy that I had a coupon and he corrected the bill to $29.95. So, for your free oil change with a $25.00 (use like cash!) coupon costs $29.00. He printed out four sheets of paper explaining WHY it costs $29.95, but I was too tired to put up a fight and just shrugged it off as a lesson learned. From now on I will ask to pay for services first. Bottom line, AVOID places like this and just go with some good local mechanic, if such people exist.
My new mission in life is to put this review on every web site that reviews auto repair places and try to cost them WAY more than the 30 bucks that I got ripped off.
In marketing class in college they told me that one of the reasons there WERE marketing departments in business was because of the immense damage even one disgruntled customer could do.
I'm trying to see if what they taught me is true.