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Old 06-25-2006, 08:45 PM   #11
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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.
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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.
I had my front brakes done by Midas almost 3 years ago now and they're still going pretty strong. Now watch, I've just gone and jinxed myself again.
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