Recent Topics
Interior "quick detailer"
by Redright9. 03/25/19 08:21 AM
Seafoam For Last 100 Miles Before Oil Change ?
by ChrisD46. 03/25/19 07:56 AM
WIX 57151XP factory filled with synthetic oil
by Donald. 03/25/19 06:58 AM
BMW Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
by wemay. 03/25/19 05:43 AM
Double Din Android Auto Advice
by JeffKeryk. 03/24/19 11:25 PM
VW mk5 a/c intermittently works
by ram_man. 03/24/19 11:01 PM
DIY alignment done right?
by tookien. 03/24/19 10:03 PM
Cell phone privacy question
by loneryder. 03/24/19 10:00 PM
Ride quality between 45 and 35 sidewall
by bowlofturtle. 03/24/19 09:23 PM
FRAM TG 7317 - 12K miles opened
by crazy_raccoon. 03/24/19 09:01 PM
2014-2017 Toyota Corolla CVT Quiet Recall
by StevieC. 03/24/19 08:11 PM
Finally Found Factory Ammo my 308 Bolt Gun Likes
by Fastzntn. 03/24/19 08:10 PM
Umarex Glock 19 Co2
by Sonic. 03/24/19 07:57 PM
I put in 2 1/2 qts, damage?
by JLawrence08648. 03/24/19 07:21 PM
How to dispose / recycle Li-Ion batteries?
by 92saturnsl2. 03/24/19 06:16 PM
New member of the (automotive) family!
by addyguy. 03/24/19 06:04 PM
Newest Members
sonusfaber, Rollo, Drifted, Jcar516, gregjr7
67614 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
80 registered members (avi1777, ARCOgraphite, Bailes1992, BeerCan, Blkstanger, Berny, 8 invisible), 1,622 guests, and 59 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics286,387
Posts4,907,333
Members67,614
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Another reason to avoid Midas #4604807
12/15/17 07:49 PM
12/15/17 07:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,866
Upstate NY
Donald Online content OP
Donald  Online Content OP

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,866
Upstate NY
Wife took Forester to get snow tires swapped. Three days later I get an email grom CarFax asking me to rate the service Midas provided for my Forester. So Midas sold the info to CarFax. As bad as DMV selling the info.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604829
12/15/17 08:11 PM
12/15/17 08:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,420
OBX & Central FL
NormanBuntz Offline
NormanBuntz  Offline

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,420
OBX & Central FL
Don't know if Midas sold or just reported your service to Carfax. If you were considering a used car purchase, wouldn't you want to know what services were performed on it? This is one way to determine that.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 18K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 59K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 89K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604831
12/15/17 08:16 PM
12/15/17 08:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,360
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
Nick1994  Offline

Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,360
Phoenix, AZ
I'm not seeing the problem? shrug

Most dealerships and shops do the same thing, what makes Midas different?


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 148k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604834
12/15/17 08:26 PM
12/15/17 08:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,866
Upstate NY
Donald Online content OP
Donald  Online Content OP

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 21,866
Upstate NY
I hate companies collecting any information about me without my consent.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604856
12/15/17 08:53 PM
12/15/17 08:53 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,316
The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
skyactiv  Offline

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,316
The Midwest
Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to send you mail when they think your factory warranty has expired.

Last edited by skyactiv; 12/15/17 08:54 PM.

Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604857
12/15/17 08:54 PM
12/15/17 08:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,611
Phoenix
dishdude Offline
dishdude  Offline

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 9,611
Phoenix
As much as I hate muffler shops, I don't see an issue here. It's possible Carfax already knows the owner of the vehicle. and Midas just reported the service. Selling dealer might have been the one to give them your email.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604869
12/15/17 09:01 PM
12/15/17 09:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,453
Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Offline
aquariuscsm  Offline

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,453
Dallas,Tx USA
No worries Donald,it's perfectly normal. When I ran the Carfax on my Accord pre-purchase,it showed the same quickie lube in Houston doing regular oil changes on it,which I liked seeing.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604881
12/15/17 09:18 PM
12/15/17 09:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,686
'murica
Ethan1 Offline
Ethan1  Offline

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,686
'murica
Originally Posted By: Donald
So Midas sold the info to CarFax.


I've been cold-called by CarFax and they wanted to install their data pump on our shop's server for free LOL

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604898
12/15/17 09:34 PM
12/15/17 09:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,172
Ohio
beast3300 Offline
beast3300  Offline

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,172
Ohio
Midas reports to Carfax. Nothing to be upset over.


'03 Regal GS L67: PPUP 5w30/FU3980

'99 Grand Prix L36: R.I.P.

'07 LaCrosse L26: QS HM 5w30/TG3387A

ASE L1 MT

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: Donald] #4604917
12/15/17 10:01 PM
12/15/17 10:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,179
UT
BHopkins Offline
BHopkins  Offline

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,179
UT
Originally Posted By: Donald
I hate companies collecting any information about me without my consent.


I absolutely agree with you. I am the customer. I own the car. I paid for the services rendered. It should be entirely up to me if information regarding those services are shared with anyone else.

There is absolutely no reasonable assumption of privacy in this day and age. Everyone sells information about you to someone else. They justify it as providing opportunities that you would not otherwise get. But that should be your choice.

And you can tell from many of the comments here that most have surrendered to the idea. Thrown in the towel, if they even ever understood why they needed the towel.


2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i - Idemitsu 0W-20 & Mobil 1 filter
2007 Mercedes SL550 - M1M 5W-40 & MB OEM filter
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: skyactiv] #4604936
12/15/17 10:28 PM
12/15/17 10:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 187
Lake County, Ohio
ls973800 Offline
ls973800  Offline

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 187
Lake County, Ohio
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to send you mail when they think your factory warranty has expired.


Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to CALL you when they think your factory warranty has expired.

I still get almost daily calls from a company in Texas for the last several years on a car I no longer own. The incoming number is always different in a day or two, but usually has the first six digits (area code and the next 3 digits of my old local phone when living in Texas 3 years ago) and I have never been able to speak to a real person to get them to stop calling!

I think I will have to say yes I am interested the next time the robo call comes in and see where that takes me. The do not call list is a joke, as I have reported every number that has called.

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: BHopkins] #4604944
12/15/17 10:40 PM
12/15/17 10:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,826
NJ
Leo99 Offline
Leo99  Offline

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,826
NJ
Originally Posted By: BHopkins
Originally Posted By: Donald
I hate companies collecting any information about me without my consent.


I absolutely agree with you. I am the customer. I own the car. I paid for the services rendered. It should be entirely up to me if information regarding those services are shared with anyone else.

There is absolutely no reasonable assumption of privacy in this day and age. Everyone sells information about you to someone else. They justify it as providing opportunities that you would not otherwise get. But that should be your choice.

And you can tell from many of the comments here that most have surrendered to the idea. Thrown in the towel, if they even ever understood why they needed the towel.




It's not a secret:

https://service.carfax.com/csn/partners

More places for you to avoid to keep your car repairs private from prying eyes.

Last edited by Leo99; 12/15/17 10:41 PM.

Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: ls973800] #4604973
12/15/17 11:28 PM
12/15/17 11:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 42,637
New Jersey
JHZR2 Offline
Global Moderator
JHZR2  Offline
Global Moderator

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 42,637
New Jersey
Originally Posted By: ls973800
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to send you mail when they think your factory warranty has expired.


Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to CALL you when they think your factory warranty has expired.

I still get almost daily calls from a company in Texas for the last several years on a car I no longer own. The incoming number is always different in a day or two, but usually has the first six digits (area code and the next 3 digits of my old local phone when living in Texas 3 years ago) and I have never been able to speak to a real person to get them to stop calling!

I think I will have to say yes I am interested the next time the robo call comes in and see where that takes me. The do not call list is a joke, as I have reported every number that has called.



Just give these idiots the runaround if you have a few minutes. It's amazing how long they'll let you drag them along.

As for CarFax, I've seen shops tout it as an advantage that they do update.

Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: skyactiv] #4604989
12/15/17 11:53 PM
12/15/17 11:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,501
Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline
pandus13  Offline

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,501
Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Expect a slow, steady slew of soon to be bankrupt by design extended warranty companies to send you mail when they think your factory warranty has expired.

Donald and Skyactiv,

There is still some "lea-away" in the system because of people:
-I work for about 5 years as a contractor of a contractor for a warranty company;
-the amount of wrong data, misspelled names, addresses , cars, or warranty options (cannot follow their own rules) made making those warranty booklets a real headache
-it does not give me a lot of trust for dealers being capable of typing something in front of them correctly....


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Re: Another reason to avoid Midas [Re: JHZR2] #4604992
12/15/17 11:55 PM
12/15/17 11:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,501
Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Offline
pandus13  Offline

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,501
Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Just give these idiots the runaround if you have a few minutes. It's amazing how long they'll let you drag them along.

^^^ better then listening to the same holidays songs play-list


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™