I own an '05 Xterra. Typically, when I do work on it I take it to my local Nissan dealer, whether it be routine maintenance such as oil changes or anything else.
I had new brakes put on the back about 6 months or so ago. For whatever reason, I had the work done at by Midas instead of the Nissan dealer.
I took my Xterra in for an oil change recently. While looking over the vehicle as part of their routine inspection, they noticed the back brakes had been changed. As part of this, they noticed the brake shims had been left off.
After talking about this, the dealer pointed out the lack of shims would cause the brakes to make a lot of noise as time went by.
In addition to this, the service rep commented Midas brakes, in order to meet their lifetime guarantee warranty, were hard as a rock and would over time unnecessarily rip the rotors apart. The rep further commented the back rotors were already showing signs, such as groves, they were being worn out and may need to be repaired sooner rather than later.
The dealer rep suggested the brakes be replaced with Nissan Brakes (which I supposed would include shims) or face having to repair/replace the rear rotors sooner than what they should be. The new rear brakes with work to resurface the rotors will cost $216.
What does everyone here think about this? The Xterra has 92,000+ miles on it.