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Auto Repair and Service - Tips and Resources
 
Night Defensive Driving Tips
Dusk and dawn are difficult times to drive as your eyes constantly adjust to the changing light conditions so always stay focused when driving at these times. Read our complete Night Driving Tips to help you stay safe on the road. More...
Signs You Have Steering or Suspension Problems
Telltale signs of auto suspension problems include uneven or excessive tire wear, poor steering control, and excessive bouncing. If you notice any of these symptoms, stop by your local shop today. Save time by buying a 4-wheel alignment service online! More...
Quick Guide On What The Numbers Mean On Oil
The 1st number (i.e. 5W) indicates the low-temperature viscosity - a measure of an oil's ability to flow and protect at certain temps. The lower the number, the easier the oil will flow (and protect) in cold weather when starting your car. The 2nd number... More...
Help Avoid Costly Problems by Having Your Oil Changed Regularly
Changing your oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km), or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer is vital for your vehicle and can help avoid costly problems. Learn more about oils, fluids & filters plus what type of oil you should put in your car. More...
Brakes & Brake Repair Video
Have you ever seen your car's break warning light turn on or hear grinding noise from your brakes? These might be signs that you need to take your car in to Midas to have it checked. In this helpful video, we discuss some of the more common brake problems and how you can diagnose More...
Keep Tires Properly Inflated To Improve Fuel Economy
Did you know that keeping your tires properly inflated to the proper pressure improves your gas mileage by 3.3%?
Under inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4% for every 1 psi drop in pressure in all 4 tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer too. More...
Common Signs of Wear in your Car Exhaust
Maintaing your car's exhaust system is important for fuel mileage and your safety when driving. To help keep your car running smoothly, we recommend having your exhaust system checked at least once a year. More...
Have Your Exhaust System Checked Once a Year
Besides excess noise and rough idling, watch out for excessive rust or broken bolts that could cause mufflers, pipes, and other parts of the exhaust system to hang dangerously low. More...
Regular Oil Change For Optimum Car Performance
The single most important thing you can do to maintain your vehicle is to have your oil changed regularly. Changing your oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers), or as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer based on your driving conditions, is vital for your vehicle and can help you avoid costly problems. More...
How Fuel Injection and Spark Plugs Affect Your Engine
Maintenance of the fuel injectors is important to help maximize your engine's performance and reduce harmful emissions. More...
What To Do When Oil Light Comes On
If you're driving and your oil light comes, this means that your engine is extremely low on oil. This could cause premature wear and damage and should be addressed immediately. More...
Common Dashboard Lights Explained
Here is a great video explaining what the common dashboard lights mean and what you should do should these lights turn on. More...
Regular System Flushes For Better Auto Performance
Your car's engine, power steering, cooling and brake system can develop solid deposits over time. A quick, inexpensive flush can help maintain the these systems. Check out our online specials for engine, power steering, transmission, cooling, brake system flushes. More...
Midas Factory-Recommended Maintenance
Let us help you follow your vehicle's Factory-Recommended Maintenance through this simple form. A Factory-Recommended Maintenance can help extend the life of your car and prevent high-cost auto repairs. Your car is one of your largest investments and we can help you protect it! More...
Stay Cool With Midas Hawaii's AC Repair Service
As we get into the summer season, your car's AC will be doing a lot more work to cool your vehicle. To get it ready, stop by a Midas Hawaii location. We have developed a multi-point diagnostic test for A/C systems. Our expert auto repair mechanics are equipped to check for leaks and repair car air conditioning systems so you can stay cool. More...
Restore Headlights Instead Of Replacing Them
Do your headlights have scratches and discoloration? Save big money by having your headlights restored instead of replacing them. Our Headlight Restoration & Polishing service removes scratches and discoloration and restores the lens to like-new optical clarity with a new UV protectant. More...
Midas Air Quality Service
Drivers and passengers are spending much more time in their vehicles so it's important to make sure that your car's air quality does not hamper your health! More...
Midas Fuel & Induction Service
Maintenance of your vehicle's fuel injectors is important to help maximize performance and reduce harmful emissions. Worn out spark plugs cause you to use more fuel than you need to. More...
Midas Transmission Flush Service
A transmission flush is a process of removing all the oil in your vehicle's transmission and new oil is run through the system. This is meant to push out grime and sludge and then filled it up with new, clean oil. More...
Benefits of a Coolant/Radiator Flush
Replacing your engine coolant regularly protects your radiator from corrosion and renews the water pump and coolant system gaskets while maintaining both freeze and boil-over protection. More...
What To Do When Your Steering Wheel Shakes
Does your steering wheel shake while driving or does it wobble when braking? This could indicate that a part is bent, broken or missing. More...
Drive Sensibly and Save Money on Gas!
It might seem too simplistic but driving sensibly can help you gain 5% to 33% fuel economy! More...
To Save Gas, Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned
Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40%! More...
Midas Hawaii Mufflers and Exhaust Services
Your car's exhaust system is crucial to your car's performance. While the main purposes of the exhaust system is to condition and remove exhaust gases from the car and to reduce engine noise, several aspects of the system are designed specifically for their effect on the engine's performance. More...
Midas Hawaii Brake Repair Service
One way to help ensure safety while driving is to get your brakes inspected and serviced before you hit the road. When you come to a Midas Hawaii store for brake service, we will examine your brakes, explain what's needed and provide a written estimate before any work is done. More...
Midas Hawaii Wheel Alignment Service
To maintain control of your car, your wheels need to be in firm contact with the road at all times. Pulling, bouncing, and uneven or excessive tire wear and poor steering control are all symptoms of steering, suspension, or alignment problems. More...
Tire Safety At Midas Hawaii
According to most state laws, tires are legally worn out when they have worn down to 2/32" of remaining tread depth. More...
Give The Gift of The Midas Touch!
It's never too early to prepare for the holidays! For any car owner, maintaining their vehicle is a top priority. Give them the gift of the Midas Touch with our Special Value Certificates! More...
Improve Your Gas Mileage With The Ultimate Oil Change - Engine Flush!
Our Midas Hawaii Ultimate Oil Change - Engine Flush service includes everything from our regular Oil Change service PLUS a complete Engine Flush! More...
Midas Hawaii State Safety Inspections
Midas Hawaii technicians are trained in the very latest automobile technologies and utilize only the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. We'll provide a written estimate before any work begins. More...
Maintain Your Car With The Midas Touch
At Midas Hawaii, we believe that the more you know about your car's condition, the better your ability to maintain its safety. More...
The Importance Of An Oil Change
An oil change is a great preventive step to keep you car running clean and smooth. It puts fresh oil into your car. It takes out the old oil that can become filled with dust, metallic shavings or other contaminants. More...
Midas Hawaii Can Help You Save Money On Headlights
Do your headlights have scratches and discoloration? Save big money by restoring your headlights instead of replacing them! More...
Clean Up Your Act With Midas Hawaii's Fuel & Induction Service
Maintenance of your car's fuel injectors is important to help maximize performance and reduce harmful emissions. More...
Check Your Wheel Alignment At Midas Hawaii
Losing your wheel alignment is a slow and gradual process and can be difficult to notice. You should have your wheel alignment checked anytime you install new tires or if you hit a pot hole or a curb and you notice your steering wheel is not centered. More...
Is It Time For a Tune-Up?
A well-tuned engine delivers the best balance of power and fuel economy and produces the lowest level of emissions. A routine tune-up will help restore your car to its normal operating state and contribute to the overall efficiency of the engine and emissions system. More...
How Brakes Work
Ever wonder what actually happens in your car when you push down the brake pedal? When you step on the brake pedals, your car transmits the force from your foot to its brakes through the brake fluid. More...
Oil Change Tips For Older Vehicles
When you have an older car, make sure you budget for preventive maintenance to keep your car in good order. More...
How Do I Know When Mufflers Go Bad?
Your car exhaust system is pretty complex. Excess noise could be from cracks or holes in manifolds or gaskets. On your muffler itself, excessive rust on a muffler, on holes in a muffler can cause a louder ride. More...
Understanding Vehicle Factory-Recommended Maintenance
Knowing your Vehicle's Factory-Recommended Maintenance can help extend the life of your car and prevent high-cost auto repairs. More...
What To Watch Out For In Your Car's Exhaust System
Besides excess noise and rough idling, make sure have your car checked for rust or broken bolts. More...
How Do Mufflers Actually Work?
Your exhaust system and mufflers in particular is very sophisticated. Technically, your muffler has baffled passages that the exhaust gases move through to muffle engine sound. More...
What To Do If Your Car Temperature is Running Hot
If your car's temperature gauge indicates that it is overheating, this could mean that you are extremely low on coolant. More...
Midas Car Safety For Your College Commute
Here are some basic car safety tips for teens and college student drivers. More...
Is It Time To Get A Tune-Up?
If your car running rough, has difficultly starting or has poor acceleration, hesitation, or loss of power, it may be for a diagnostic check up service at Midas Hawaii. Our trained technicians are tune-up and auto repair specialists! More...
Keep Your Cool with Midas Air Conditioning Services
If your car's AC isn't cooling properly, let us help! Midas has developed a multi-point diagnostic test for A/C systems. Our expert auto repair mechanics are equipped to check for leaks and repair car air conditioning systems so you can stay cool. More...
Midas Power Steering Flush
Your car's power steering system allows you to easily direct thousands of pounds with your fingertips. As time passes, the power steering fluid begins to break down, reducing the lubrication and wear protection the fluid normally provides your power steering components More...
Fleet Services At Midas Hawaii
With ten shops in the State of Hawaii, including the neighbor islands, your company's vehicle fleet are never very far from a Midas shop. More...
Batteries, Starting & Charging Services At Midas Hawaii
The Midas Touch Maintenance Package is more than just an oil change. It is a great way to keep your vehicle running smooth and strong, helping to ensure your vehicle's safety and providing you with increased peace of mind. More...
Do I Have To Go To The Dealer To Be Covered For Maintenance?
You do not have to complete all your factory scheduled maintenance at a dealer to maintain coverage under your warranty. By law, as long as you follow the maintenance schedule recommended by your manufacturer, you can have maintenance completed anywhere. More...
Midas Hawaii Oil Change Video
With a Midas oil change, our technicians recommend the right oil for your vehicle, inspect your car's air filter and check the levels of vital fluids for brakes, power steering, automatic transmission and coolant/antifreeze. More...
Simple Tips For Better Gas Mileage
Want Better gas mileage? The U.S. Department of Energy recommends keeping your engine property tune, maintaining properly inflated tires and using the recommended grade of motor oil. More...
When Is It Time To Replace Tires?
According to most states' laws, tires are legally worn out when they have worn down to 2/32" of remaining tread depth. More...
Find The Right Sized Tires For Your Vehicle
A tire's first requirement is that it must be able to carry the weight of your vehicle. No matter how good a tire you select, if its capabilities are "overworked" just carrying the load, it will have little reserve capacity to help your vehicle respond to quick emergency. More...
How To Check Your Tires For Dry Rot
Tires are made out of petroleum and eventually dry up, rot and crack. Over time, the oils in the tire's rubber begin to evaporate, leading to more cracks, leading to dry rot. More...
SpeeDee 17 Point Oil Change
void Costly Repairs with our SpeeDee 17 Point Oil Change! Stop by our Midas Waipahu and Wahiawa locations and we'll install a new oil filter, check and fill transmission fluid, radiator coolant, and power steering fluid. More...
Trust The Midas Touch Maintenance Package
The Midas Touch Maintenance Package is more than just an oil change. It is a great way to keep your vehicle running smooth and strong, helping to ensure your vehicle's safety and providing you with increased peace of mind. More...
Car Starting and Charging Batteries - Auto Tip
If you experience battery trouble, there are a couple of things you may want to check before calling for service. More...
Preventive Auto Maintenance & Oil Change Service
At Midas, we're committed to the safety and reliability of your vehicle. In fact, our mechanics are trained to perform factory-recommended maintenance services for most vehicles. More...
Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Your car is one of your largest investments - let us help you protect it! A factory-scheduled maintenance can help extend the life of your car and prevent high-cost auto repairs. More...
Not a car expert? No worries!
"Air filters, engine oil weight, brake fluid, coolant, tire wear...how am I supposed to know about all this stuff, much less keep up with what needs to be checked and when?" More...
System Flushes
As time goes on, the engine, power steering, cooling and brake system builds solid deposits that can can create big problems long term. A quick, inexpensive flush can keep the these systems in shape. More...
Midas Auto Repair and Service Super Value Card
The Midas Super Value Card is a great way to save money and ensure you perform proper oil change and tire maintenance for your car. More...
Hawaii State Safety Check Inspection
Have you completed your Hawaii State Safety Inspection? If not, click here to purchase a certificate for a Hawaii State Safety Check Inspection at any Midas Shop in the State of Hawaii. (Certificate expires one year from date of purchase.) More...
Remove Car Smell And Mold With Midas Air Quality Service
Are you concerned about that lingering car smell? Let us help! We can eliminate those unwanted odors such as smoke, pets, spills, muskiness, mold and mildew. More...
4-Wheel Alignment
Do you have steering or suspension problems such as uneven or excessive tire wear, poor steering control, and excessive bouncing? More...
Midas Hawaii Shock and Strut Discount Specials
Does your car dip or rock when you go over bumps or drift around corners even at low speeds? Then it may be time to replace your vehicle's shocks or struts. More...
Wheel Balance Auto Tire Tip
To prevent premature wear and tire of your tires, shocks, struts and other steering and suspension parts, check your wheel balance at least once a year. More...
Get 5 Midas Oil Change Plus Certificates And Save Big!
Do you have more than one car? Here's a great online special for you: Purchase 5 Midas Hawaii Oil Change Certificates for only $189.99! Price includes shop fees. More...
Auto Tip - Recognize the Check Engine Light
When the Check Engine Light goes on, don't delay. Pull over immediately, shut off the engine and call a technician so they can diagnose the problem. More...
Extend the Life of your Car by Getting the Right Technician
With over 50 years experience in servicing the maintenance needs of customers throughout North America, Midas Hawaii can be trusted to provide you convenient, expert service. More...
Avoid Big Auto Repairs - Check Your Car's Major Systems and Components
We can't stress enough how important it is to regularly check your car's Engine, Transmission, Brakes, Steering, Starting and Charging, Heating and Cooling, Lighting! A well maintained vehicle helps you save money and prevents big auto repairs! More...
When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Tire Pressure?
Well maintained tires help ensure you're receiving the proper level of traction and road-hugging performance; as well as the ability to funnel water out from under the tire to reduce hydroplaning. More...
See and Be Seen On The Road: Car Lights Safety Tips
Improve your visibility by inspecting wiper blades, headlights, turn signals, brake lights and by filling your windshield washer fluid. More...
Drive Safe At Night With These Tips
The road looks different at night. While driving, visibility can be reduced, as are the typical driver's depth perception, peripheral vision and color recognition. More...
Signs Of Steering, Suspension or Alignment Problems
If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please fill out this form and click on "submit". Your appointment is confirmed and we'll contact you by email or phone if we are not able to commit to your scheduled time. Mahalo! More...
Save Time and Schedule an Auto Repair Service Appointment Online
At Midas Hawaii, we not only take care of your auto needs, we also value your time. More...
Improve Your Gas Mileage With A Clean Air Filter
Changing your car's air filter regularly helps increase its performance and improves the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. More...
What Does It Mean When Your Oil Light Comes On?
Watch this video demonstrates some things you can do while driving to increase the fuel efficiency of your car and save money on gas. More...
Auto Tip: How To Increase Fuel Efficiency While Driving
Watch this video demonstrates some things you can do while driving to increase the fuel efficiency of your car and save money on gas. More...
Benefits of a Brake Flush
Replacing your vehicle's brake fluid helps maintain correct pedal pressure and prevent corrosion deposits from forming on Anti-lock Brake System pumps and other brake hydraulic parts. More...
Midas Hawaii Tire Service
Midas Hawaii has you covered! In addition to being North America's leader in brake and exhaust services, Midas provides expert tire service and sales with genuine.s More...


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