Originally Posted by NiKo
At least now both sets of my brakes are from Midas (Lifetime Guarantee).
Note that the Midas Lifetime Guarantee applies only to the cost of the brake pads (shoes). You still pay for labor, calipers, cylinders, drum & rotor resurfacing or replacements, spring hardware kits, brake lines, and fluid.
Neither do Midas brake pads (or any other parts) last a lifetime. To the contrary, they tend to wear out faster (in my experience at any rate) so that you need to go back every other year or so, so they can charge you again for all of the stuff I just listed.
I actually think I spend less on my brakes by going to my Pontiac dealer, where they replace what needs to be replaced, and use quality parts that last longer than going to Midas. I used to take our previous Bonneville (197
and Grand Prix (198
to Midas. I take our current Bonneville (1997) and Grand Prix GT (2001) to the dealer.
97 SE, teflon wiper blades, Dunlop Sport A-2 tires, Leather steering wheel cover, Pioneer DEH-P480MP mp3 CDRW head unit, Pioneer 12-disc changer, iPod hookup, Boston Acoustic 3 way 6x9'*, Boston acoustic separates in door pods, Alpine 4 channel amp in trunk. Magnaflow dual outlet muffler and Ractive stainless tips. Autozone rice pipe and K&N 4750 intake kit. Clear corner lights. Energy Suspension end links.