What Does Midas Lifetime Warranty on Brakes Mean
Midas offers two different types of brake warranties, and they’re each in effect for different amounts of time.
The first type is the Midas Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee. This warranty covers the entire vehicle for as long as you own it. It does have some restrictions on what is covered, but it does offer a lifetime guarantee on the brake pads.
The other type of warranty that Midas provides is the Midas Lifetime Brake Pad/Rotor Warranty. This also covers your entire vehicle for its lifetime, but there are more restrictions on what can be covered with this type of warranty than with the first one.
It’s important to note that your brakes should always be inspected every six months or so to make sure they’re working properly and safely.
What mileage or time limit applies to my brake warranty?
Lifetime Warranty on Brakes means: No mileage limit. No time limit. Lifetime Guarantee on Brake Pad and Shoe replacement labor and the brake part itself including drums, rotors, calipers, hoses and hardware for as long as you own the vehicle.
What services are and are not covered by Midas’ brake warranty?
- The Midas brake life time warranty includes repair and/or replacement of the rotors, pads or shoes, hardware kits, calipers, drums and/or wheel cylinders.
- Labor costs are not covered by the lifetime warranty. It’s important to note that even if your vehicle is still under its factory warranty, there may be deductible charges required that you’ll have to pay yourself.
- If you’re worried about whether a certain part will be covered under Midas’ brake life time warranty, contact the nearest service center for clarification.
Are there any other conditions I should know about that would void my brake warranty?
It’s important to note that even though Midas is offering a lifetime warranty on your brakes, there are still certain conditions that would void the warranty. For example, if you damaged your brakes because of an accident or because of neglect and failure to maintain your driving habits, then this is not covered by the warranty. If you modified any part of your brake system before bringing in your vehicle for service at Midas, that would also void the warranty.
Additionally, if you use your vehicle for racing or off-roading purposes, then this would also void the warranty. It’s important to keep these things in mind when having your vehicle serviced at Midas.
Is there a deductible for my brake warranty?
No. There is no deductible for work covered by your Midas LIFETIME BRAKE PADS AND SHOES INSTALLED.
In fact, the only time you will be charged during a warranty visit is for non-warranty brake service performed at the same time as warranty service. Service that does not qualify for the Lifetime Brake Warranty includes but is not limited to:
- Any brake component on a vehicle driven over 25,000 miles per year
- Drums or rotors that require replacement due to wear or scoring beyond manufacturer’s recommended tolerances
- Front brake components (pads and shoes) when rear brakes are worn beyond manufacturer’s tolerances at the same time of service
- Any additional parts and services needed in order to complete a repair
To get the most possible life out of your brakes, have them inspected every six months or so.
A mid-life crisis is that point in your life when you realize you’re getting older and will not be able to tell everyone how awesome they were. It’s also a time when you think of getting a new car because the old one gets slower every year. And, although it’s scientific fact that all cars get heavier as they age, you don’t want to hear that because it feels like someone has just crushed the spirit of your beloved vehicle.
But the expensive part is that brakes on your car need service every 6 months, or so. If your brake lines are clogged with rust or debris, it will be difficult for them to work properly. If your brake pads do not wear evenly from side to side, this means that the braking distance and stopping power is significantly decreased. Brake pads can also become worn out if there are cracks and holes in them, which increases friction and makes rotors heat up and eventually fade (which results in less hard braking). Using too much brake fluid can cause spongy brakes as well since it lowers resistance; an ill-fitting rotor can create uneven wear on its surface which results in the same problem; brake hoses can become cracked from repeated abrasion between them; and lines can develop crevices where dirt collects which can restrict flow of fluids. In addition, if you have modern cars such as Honda Civics or Toyota Camrys with anti-lock brakes (ABS), if either one of these components breaks down then slowing down becomes problematic since there will not be a way for the ABS system to engage.
While using high quality metal parts like rotors will extend their lifespan, making sure they aren’t damaged before replacing them is important too since they’ll save gas by doing so—and sadly the price difference between cheap ones and more durable ones isn’t worth saving at least a gallon but rather risking damage during transportation to another location.