Protecting Any Make and Model with Proven Brake Services

You use your brakes every time you drive. Brakes are essential for stopping your vehicle and ensuring the safety of both you and others on the road. Therefore, whether you drive every day or only occasionally, it is crucial to have properly functioning brakes. Kaiser Auto in Valpo offers experienced technicians and a friendly team dedicated to changing your brakes.


Your brakes consist of three main components: the caliper, rotor, and brake pads. The brake pads are located inside the caliper, while the caliper is positioned outside of the rotor and functions like a clamp. When you press your brake pedal, the caliper closes in and applies pressure to the brake pads, causing them to make contact with the rotor and generate friction. This frictional process effectively reduces the rotational speed of the wheels.

Over time, the constant friction causes your brake pads to wear down, and your rotors start to develop rust. This deterioration occurs due to the different materials used in these parts. Brake pads are composed of carbon compounds, rubber, fiberglass, and other materials coated in resin, whereas rotors are made of iron. Because of these material differences, it becomes necessary to replace your brake pads more frequently than your rotors.

In general, brake pads should be replaced approximately every 30,000 miles, while rotors may require replacement every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. However, some brakes may need more frequent replacement due to driving habits, weather conditions, and other factors. Here are some indications that it’s time to consider replacing your brakes:


  1. Squealing noises coming from your brakes.
  2. Sensation of kickback from the brake pedal.
  3. Audible clicks or vibrations felt through the brake pedal.
  4. Your vehicle exhibits reduced stopping power compared to its normal performance.
  5. The brake indicator light becomes illuminated.

Get a Lifetime Warranty on Your Brakes

Your vehicle is a central part of your life. It gets you to all the moments, big and small. At Kaiser Auto, we value exceptional service that keeps your car on the road. For more than 26 years, our technicians and team members have helped the Valparaiso and La Porte areas get the car maintenance and repairs they need. When it comes to brakes, we’re no different.

Kaiser Auto gives a lifetime warranty for all brakes we replace. So, we’ll replace the parts if your brake pads don’t last or your rotors need to be changed sooner than expected. This lifetime warranty ensures you have the necessary brakes to keep your car on the road. Request your service today to get started.