MIDAS breakpads - Lifetime warranty ?

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Old 05 Nov 2003, 01:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
Manoj Nair
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Default MIDAS breakpads - Lifetime warranty ?

What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never have
to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone with
any experience?

Thanks
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Old 05 Nov 2003, 02:07 pm   #2 (permalink)
C. E. White
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Default Re: MIDAS breakpads - Lifetime warranty ?

They mean they will give you new pads when the ones on the car wear out.
Of course you'll still be paying for the installation and any related
work (new rotors, or turning old rotors, fluid, claipers, etc.).

From http://www.midas.com/b2.html :

"EVERGARD SSF™ BRAKE PADS AND CARKEEPER™ BRAKE COMPONENTS

"WHAT IS COVERED: If Evergard SSF™ pads or Carkeeper™ brake components
become damaged, defective or worn out during the warranty period, Midas
will install replacement warranted product of equal quality on your
vehicle. Pads and shoes will be considered worn out when the lining’s
minimum wearable thickness is less than manufacturer’s specifications.
For bonded linings, this is the minimum thickness of the friction
material at its thinnest point. For riveted linings, this is the
measurement from the head of the rivet where the friction material is
most worn to the surface of the lining. Warranty applies to domestic and
import cars, light trucks and vans.

"WHAT IS NOT COVERED: Does not cover a labor charge at the prevailing
rate for installation of replacement component if replacement occurs more
than 90 days after installation. Does not cover cost of additional
components and labor required to restore the braking system to proper
operation. Midas shops must restore brake system to its proper operation.
If you do not authorize installation of other needed parts, you will
receive a non-installed, non-warranted replacement part. Does not apply
to vehicles used for off-road/highway use or competition racing. Does not
cover damage due to accident. CarKeeper™ warranty does not cover public
service or governmental use, commercial or security use or vehicles over
8,000 lbs. GVW."

Ed

Manoj Nair wrote:

> What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never have
> to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone with
> any experience?
>
> Thanks


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Old 05 Nov 2003, 02:16 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Last time I replaced the brake pads at Midas my rotors became warped.
Probably the pads were very hard. I wouldn't repeat the experience.

Jim

"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> They mean they will give you new pads when the ones on the car wear out.
> Of course you'll still be paying for the installation and any related
> work (new rotors, or turning old rotors, fluid, claipers, etc.).
>
> From http://www.midas.com/b2.html :
>
> "EVERGARD SSFT BRAKE PADS AND CARKEEPERT BRAKE COMPONENTS
>
> "WHAT IS COVERED: If Evergard SSFT pads or CarkeeperT brake components
> become damaged, defective or worn out during the warranty period, Midas
> will install replacement warranted product of equal quality on your
> vehicle. Pads and shoes will be considered worn out when the lining's
> minimum wearable thickness is less than manufacturer's specifications.
> For bonded linings, this is the minimum thickness of the friction
> material at its thinnest point. For riveted linings, this is the
> measurement from the head of the rivet where the friction material is
> most worn to the surface of the lining. Warranty applies to domestic and
> import cars, light trucks and vans.
>
> "WHAT IS NOT COVERED: Does not cover a labor charge at the prevailing
> rate for installation of replacement component if replacement occurs more
> than 90 days after installation. Does not cover cost of additional
> components and labor required to restore the braking system to proper
> operation. Midas shops must restore brake system to its proper operation.
> If you do not authorize installation of other needed parts, you will
> receive a non-installed, non-warranted replacement part. Does not apply
> to vehicles used for off-road/highway use or competition racing. Does not
> cover damage due to accident. CarKeeperT warranty does not cover public
> service or governmental use, commercial or security use or vehicles over
> 8,000 lbs. GVW."
>
> Ed
>
> Manoj Nair wrote:
>
> > What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never have
> > to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone with
> > any experience?
> >
> > Thanks

>



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Old 05 Nov 2003, 02:31 pm   #4 (permalink)
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They're not promising much except to get you back in their shop, pads
are pretty inexpensive.
Midas wanted over $500 for a full exhaust system on daughters
Camry, independent shop did it for less than $400. 'Nuff said ??


On 5 Nov 2003 11:53:47 -0800, debo_nair@yahoo.com (Manoj Nair) wrote:

>What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never have
>to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone with
>any experience?
>
>Thanks


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Old 05 Nov 2003, 07:58 pm   #5 (permalink)
Art Begun
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Default Re: MIDAS breakpads - Lifetime warranty ?

Some Toyota dealers give reasonable prices for routine repairs like
brakes and mufflers. Worth a call if you have a decent dealer.



"Jack Daniels" <Barrister5@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> They're not promising much except to get you back in their shop,

pads
> are pretty inexpensive.
> Midas wanted over $500 for a full exhaust system on daughters
> Camry, independent shop did it for less than $400. 'Nuff said ??
>
>
> On 5 Nov 2003 11:53:47 -0800, debo_nair@yahoo.com (Manoj Nair)

wrote:
>
> >What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never

have
> >to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone

with
> >any experience?
> >
> >Thanks

>



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Old 13 Nov 2003, 11:39 pm   #6 (permalink)
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the midas brake pads are now made by Morse, as Midas has an agreement with
Autozones.. autozone supplies all parts to Midas, nationwide. Autozone's
lifetime pads are made by Morse, which is a good manufacturer, althought
they squeak if you don't put silencing crap on the back.

the dealer will change your premium for a brake job, around $375, not worth
it.
find an independant shop, they won't charge as much. Most dealers don't
bother with exhaust work, they send the work out and charge accordingly.

"Manoj Nair" <debo_nair@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> What does MIDAS mean by lifetime warranty ? Do they mean I never have
> to replace my brakepads ever ? They use VSD brake pads...anyone with
> any experience?
>
> Thanks
>



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