What You'll Get
Cars are vain and sensitive; they care about how they look and want their owners to feel proud driving them, even if it's directly through an inconveniently placed fruit stand. For $25, today's deal takes care of your ride's hacking cough, chronic phlegminess, or deathly fever with $50 worth of parts and services from Midas. Redeem at any of Midas's 10 LA-area pit stops (see sidebar). You can split this deal between multiple people or multiple versions of yourself, but the entire value must be redeemed in one visit.
To start, spring for a classic: the Midas oil change (a $34.95 value for most vehicles). In addition to quenching your steed's thirst, Midas will swap out up to five quarts of oil matched to the correct viscosity grade for your vehicle (you'll have to pay the difference for anything over five quarts). They'll also check to see if your filter needs to be replaced and will rotate your tires to help reduce wear over time, as well as play down obvious indicators that the pumpkin-sticker-covered back-lefty is your favorite. You can also switch out your dirty brake fluid ($119.95), flush your radiator with refreshing coolant ($109.95), and get your wheels realigned by the precision of a com-pu-tor ($89.95 for most vehicles).
Though performing routine tasks such as getting your oil changed helps you become an adult way faster than individually stapling hairs to your shoulder, repeating them every 3,000 miles actually suspends the aging process—keeping your car young and beautiful forever and obviating the need for cosmetic surgery such as stapled-shoulder-hair removal. Call Midas to make your appointment.
Though the reviews are at times polarized, Yelpers in Culver City give Midas four stars, and three Yelpers give the Downtown LA location five stars. Four Yahoo! Locals in Inglewood give the auto shop an average of four stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit, must use full value. Valid only at listed locations. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.