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Old 04 Nov 2006, 04:49 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I've seen Brake Lifetime warranty specials, why doesn't car
manufacturer's have this as a standard. Are these bogus pads? My friend
just got a service from Midas and seems to be pretty happy with it.

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Old 04 Nov 2006, 06:20 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"EdV" <edramirventura@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I've seen Brake Lifetime warranty specials, why doesn't car
> manufacturer's have this as a standard. Are these bogus pads? My friend
> just got a service from Midas and seems to be pretty happy with it.


The warranty is on the brake pads only, and does not include labor. Buy the
time you add labor, and some charges for other brake stuff that they will
insist on fixing even though there is nothing wrong with it (not under
warranty), you will pay more than a brake job somewhere else.


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Old 04 Nov 2006, 07:38 pm   #3 (permalink)
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EdV wrote:
> I've seen Brake Lifetime warranty specials, why doesn't car
> manufacturer's have this as a standard. Are these bogus pads? My friend
> just got a service from Midas and seems to be pretty happy with it.
>


Your friend got taken. Midas warranties the pads or shoes,
but not the labor, which is where they make virtually all their
money. If your $20 brake pads fail early, they will happily
install a free pair - for about $100. It's a franchise, so there
are probably a few good ones, but in general it's a chain to be
avoided.
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Old 05 Nov 2006, 07:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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And after the charge to turn rotors and labor you find out youve been
taken.

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Old 05 Nov 2006, 01:58 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Not to mention that every brake shop chain I used sucked. Stick with OEM
parts.


"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> And after the charge to turn rotors and labor you find out youve been
> taken.
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