Many so called cheap brake shops end up selling parts or services that you don't need.
Have brakes inspected and measured
- Every time you rotate and balance tires (every 6000 miles)
- By ASE Certified tech
- Be sure to keep record of dates and measurements
Find a good auto repair shop in Mishawaka or South Bend, which will teach you about brakes before you need them, and who will answer your questions.
It is also important to flush your brake system regularly:
- ABS - annually
- Non-ABS - every 2 years
- When cloudy or contaminated (brake fluid absorbs water from atmosphere)
I also recommend always installing premium parts...there only two things you always want your car to do: Go and Stop.
Generic isn't always the best value.