Better Brake Parts, Inc. was founded by E..F (Bud) Mikesell in 1981. In the beginning we supplied our quality components only to the Caliper Rebuilding industry. Today those same components are now found within disc & drum brake hardware kits in thousands of service outlets worldwide. We cover your domestic and import brake hardware application needs with minimal SKU’s.


We were the first Aftermarket Brake Component Company to be ISO Quality Certified. Quality is not a slogan with BBP. Each component is tested for dimensional and material integrity as well as various fluid compatibilities by our in-house design & engineering department. Our Products meet or exceed S.A.E. specifications on quality, safety and performance or it doesn’t leave our facility!

Another first for BBP was their CD catalog. Better Brake Parts was the first Aftermarket Brake Component Company to supply their customers with a CD catalog with digital photos. In 2009 we introduced our Web Based Catalog and are leading the industry in providing information on new products. We are very proud of our comprehensive, easy to use Web Based Cataloging. Our catalog is linked to this website with the RED "B" on the left side of the page For those who prefer a paper catalog we have our 2011 catalog and it can be sent.

With dedication to Quality, Service and Price Competitiveness our company has continued to prosper. Recently we have added a Los Angeles warehouse to more efficiently serve our west coast customers. We are always searching for improvement in our customer service.

Bud Mikesell had over 40 years of aftermarket brake hardware experience. He also had the vision and understanding that our customers require a quality product at a fair price. His vision still lives today and that is why Better Brake Parts is your source for Quality Domestic & Import Brake Hardware.