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Old 07-28-2010, 09:42 PM   #26
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I can't get over how many people on here use midas. That would be like taking your car to Earl Scheib to have your car painted. "I'LL PAINT ANY CAR FOR $99.95"
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I can't get over how many people on here use midas. That would be like taking your car to Earl Scheib to have your car painted. "I'LL PAINT ANY CAR FOR $99.95"
If you remember Earl Scheib and $99.95 you must be from Chicago and older than 39. How about no ups and no extras?

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:48 PM   #28
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If you remember Earl Scheib and $99.95 you must be from Chicago and older than 39. How about no ups and no extras?
I used to get a kick out of those commercials. MY dad used to say "who would be dumb enough to go there to get a car painted." I guess more than a couple but not enough since their're out of business. Oh and un more than 39. Never been anywhere near Chicago.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:51 PM   #29
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i still cant f...ing beleive they welded the dam piece !!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope they will reimburse you for the whole job they did in the first place..Small claims court....
Maybe GM would of been a safer place...
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:49 AM   #30
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If you are going to let them do the work, I would watch them like a hawk when they install the new sway bar. The front bar can be a little tricky, and if they aren't careful as they have already proven, there is alot of other things they could possibly damage. There is no reason for a welder, torch, or grinder to be anywhere near your car for a sway bar install.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:41 AM   #31
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omg. Thats scary.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #32
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That's some shady work right there
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #33
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I hope they will reimburse you for the whole job they did in the first place..Small claims court....
Maybe GM would of been a safer place...

Talked to the owner and he was a stand up guy.
He wasnt pissed cause he was the one that told his mechanic to do this.He said bring me in the original bill and i will reimburse you fully for the costs..
...He appologized fully and repeated that if they would have broke it and told me to come back in later we have ordered the part it would have been better business practice.
well i get a free lowering spring install out of it (be it with minor annoyances ), but end link gets put on next few days and bill is reimbursed.
343.47$ (including price of allignment).
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:06 PM   #34
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Talked to the owner and he was a stand up guy.
He wasnt pissed cause he was the one that told his mechanic to do this.He said bring me in the original bill and i will reimburse you fully for the costs..
...He appologized fully and repeated that if they would have broke it and told me to come back in later we have ordered the part it would have been better business practice.
well i get a free lowering spring install out of it (be it with minor annoyances ), but end link gets put on next few days and bill is reimbursed.
343.47$ (including price of allignment).
Well that at least is a positive note!

I remember the Earl Scheib commercials. They were a kick. I wonder if they ever did sell a $99.95 paint job exactly how many feet that paint job actually lasted!

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:06 PM   #35
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Yeah you always gotta watch them when they install, to cut costs people will do almost anything
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:33 PM   #36
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Yeah you always gotta watch them when they install, to cut costs people will do almost anything
There are definately timnes where you do get what you pay for!

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:53 AM   #37
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WOW, why Midas and not your local Chevy dealer??

Thank God you were'nt ripping around a corner at 60+MPH
My Chevy dealerships won't TOUCH and aftermarket part. It's pretty sad really.



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If you remember Earl Scheib and $99.95 you must be from Chicago and older than 39. How about no ups and no extras?

I had an ES paint job on an old MGB when I was in HS in Orem Utah. lmao






But, OP, I looked around for someone to install my springs and sway bars. I got everything to them asking if they come with instructions, to not knowing what sway bars were. Eventually I just said to hell with it and did it myself.

It really is hard to find a good shop that knows these cars.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:30 AM   #38
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and thats when ive be convicted with a life sentence...
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:35 AM   #39
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....and you're going to let them work on it again...
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #40
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Talked to the owner and he was a stand up guy.
He wasnt pissed cause he was the one that told his mechanic to do this.He said bring me in the original bill and i will reimburse you fully for the costs..
...He appologized fully and repeated that if they would have broke it and told me to come back in later we have ordered the part it would have been better business practice.
well i get a free lowering spring install out of it (be it with minor annoyances ), but end link gets put on next few days and bill is reimbursed.
343.47$ (including price of allignment).
Now thats better...good luck with the end links..Come see us tonight.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:49 PM   #41
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when do you have it scheduled to be fixed?
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #42
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Sorry for the late reply ,just got back from an overnighter in Burlington vermont with the mrs.Had a great time.the parts were ordered soo basically when they call me after they receive the end-link is when i get it installed....after that they aint ever touching it again.....
Should be sometime this week........
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ok, i know it's not our stuff, but if they have any questions during the install/repair they can call me.
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ok, i know it's not our stuff, but if they have any questions during the install/repair they can call me.
First class offer Mr. Anderson.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:27 AM   #45
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soo basically 1 month ago i get my springs installed at my local midas shop.
Well there was the first problem. At least they're willing to fix it though.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:43 AM   #46
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soo basically 1 month ago i get my springs installed at my local midas shop.

Why did you go to Midas? That would be on my list of places not to go....also on my list are any shops with "discount, barn, etc" in their title. I had friends in high school I wouldn't let near my car with a wrench work in a few of those places. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:58 AM   #47
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reason is i had never had an issue with them in the past..they installed my full cat-back on my 2006 mustang gt and did an excellent job.They even welded in a resonator in the exhaust line like i asked to muffle the sound after my neighbours complained...they installed my american thunder axle back on my camaro and did a great job...Guess exhaust and suspension are 2 worlds.....You learn everyday....
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:29 AM   #48
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My former occupation gave me real insight as to what goes on inside 90% of shops, and I am not exaggerating when I say 90%. They think the general public is ignorant and they can take short cuts and get away with it to save time and money. In many cases the customers vehicle and more importantly the customers safety is completely disregarded in order to fix a mistake made by the shop without them finding out. It's amazing really what they do and get away with. I dealt with close to 500 shops and of those 500 there is only 3 that I would let touch my car, and only 1 that I would be comfortable not watching them like a hawk. You ever notice that in the grand scheme of thing there really isn't a whole lot of shops on here that people rant and rave about? I'm not saying they are all bad, but there are few that genually care about the quality of their work and customer service over just making money. If every shop owner worry more about quality and service rather then how much money that comes through the door, they really wouldn't have to worry about money. People telling people about their work would bring in more business. Oh and for those that are curious I was a commercial parts manager/salesman. That may not sound like much but if you get your car serviced anywhere, dealer, Midas, rays garage, anywhere, I sold the part to them and they sold it to you basically. Most times I knew more what was going on with the car then their customer did. Another thing that's amazing to me, shops would call me asking me how to fix things or diagnose a problem, which is not my job at all! That's their job! Midas was bad about that in my area coincidently. I would help them as much as possible for the sake of the customer and the fact that I have worked as a mechanic at home and professionally my whole life. But my main point is becareful who you let under your hood, there are a thousand morons to one that's actually worth anything and that is a fact!
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