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Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set)

Part No. GNAD785 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST Wearever brake pads are premium original equipment style replacement brake pads. CARQUEST Wearever Brake Pads deliver superior stopping power and feature Advance Auto Part's exclusive multi-layer SoundLock noise dampening shim for ultra-quiet braking. Backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, CARQUEST Wearever brake pads will provide the reliable stopping and performance you are looking for!

Product Features:
  • Ceramic or semi-metallic OE replacement pads deliver superior stopping power
  • Slots and chamfers match OE design for reliable performance
  • Exclusive, multi-layer SoundLock shim provides ultra-quiet braking
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Abutment Hardware Included:No
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:0.724 in
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:0.724 in
Front or Rear Brakes:Front/Rear
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:785
Pad Material:Ceramic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:No
Performance Pads:No

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Carquest Wearever GoldCeramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set)
 
4.0

(based on 62 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (34)
  • Decreased stopping distance (20)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • No fade (12)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (33)
  • Replacement (26)
  • Performance driving (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (25), Auto enthusiast (16), Mechanic (15), Truck enthusiast (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good replacement for oem

minimal dusting after two weeks. pedal feels good, no problems with installation like other some other brake pads with binding in the slides.

minimal dusting after two weeks. pedal feels good, no problems with installation like other some other brake pads with binding in the slides.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hmmm Not Sure

05 Chevy 1500 Silverado Z71. Not sure what to make of these pads yet. They were installed 6/16. On 6/21 It was 100F out. After I stopped hard in heavy traffic...Read complete review

05 Chevy 1500 Silverado Z71. Not sure what to make of these pads yet. They were installed 6/16. On 6/21 It was 100F out. After I stopped hard in heavy traffic the pedal got soft and the pads were smoking. The surface of the rotors turned blue. I had tried to bed them in after installation and drove the truck in light traffic for 5 days before this happened.They should have been fully broken in by then. The pedal came back and the blue is gone from the rotors now. It also seems to stop very well now. Not sure yet. I'll inspect at 500 miles and see what everything looks like. I may go with Raybestos or Hawk, if I need to.

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5.0

Very Affordable Price for a Very Good Pad.

By 

from Keyser,WV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

Very Affordable Price..

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Love how great they work! Quiet and smooth!

By 

from Alabama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

Simple install! So quiet!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Good product

By 

from Martinsville, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

      This seems to be a good product. They are easy to install. They work very well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Yes i would

      By 

      from Dover pa

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

      This product is easy to use

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      • No
       
      3.0

      They sqeak a little

      By 

      from Hax.FL.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

      They sqeak even after brake spray used.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      Good brake pads

      By 

      from Syracuse

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

      They actually fit without modification and braking is good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Poor fit when using hardware mkit

      By 

      from Chicago Area

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

          As noted by other reviewers, these pads are a tight fit when using hardware kit P/N 5645A. It's as though there is a wrong spec for material thickness on the HW kit, the pads are designed to fit the caliper bracket w/o the HW kit, the coating on the pads takes them out of tolerance limit or the pad backing plate tooling is in need of maintenance. Others have filed / ground the pad edges but this will expose the raw steel edge to rusting. Not a happy situation.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Pads

          By 

          from Sault Sainte Marie, MI

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent Fit

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

            Excellent pad, good upgrade

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Use it again ?......absolutely

            By 

            from Jackson, Ga.

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

            I have bought and used this product in the past...I found to be very reliable with good stopping ability.installation was simple .advertisement claimed "exact fit"for my vehicle and I found that to be true...reasonably priced as well

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            • No
             
            5.0

            GREAT PADS

            By 

            from Russell Springs, KY

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Fast Installation

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Stopping Power

            Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set):

            Works Great, Installs easily

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Q:

              why is picture for the GNAD 785 different from the product I received at the store?
              Asked on 6/29/2013 by ken the shadetree mech from belton, MO

              1 answer

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                A:

                Please note that the image of this Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads (4-Pad Set) - Part No. GNAD 785 shown on our website may differ from actual product appearance. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                Answered on 6/30/2013 by Morgan from AAP
            • Q:

              Will these break pads fit my 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 and are they for the front and rear of this vehicle. The search says they are.
              Asked on 1/20/2013 by DIYMAN from High Point, NC

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD -part# GNAD 785 is for front and is an exact fit for your 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Please check the Wearever Silver Brake Pads - Rear - part# MKD 792 which is an exact fit for your vehicle. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 1/21/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              What does D/P stand for? What is the difference between these D/P Gold and the Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Rear Part No. GMKD 974A
              Asked on 12/26/2012 by Hassan from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                D/P stands for driver side and passenger side. The Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD - part# GNAD 785 are ceramic brake pads and can be used for both front and rear. The Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Rear - part# GMKD 974A are semi-metallic brake pads and is only for rear. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 12/27/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              do i need to buy the slider clips seperatly. i tried using the old clips but it seems that the pads are to tight with the old clips.
              Asked on 10/10/2012 by ant from danbury, ct

              1 answer

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                A:

                This part Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD, Part No. GNAD 785 does not come with hardware, so you may need to purchase it (ie; slider clips) separately. The orientation of this part can be front / rear side of the vehicle.
                For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
                For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 10/10/2012 by Aaron from AAP
            • Q:

              What's the difference between semi-metallic & ceramic brake pads? What's the best for the money for a 99 silverado 5.3 in your opinion? I am only buying fronts.
              Asked on 9/18/2012 by Cort from Ohio

              1 answer

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                A:

                Ceramic brake pads last longer than semi-metallic. They can take slightly more abuse. They leave minimal brake dust, and the dust that is left is less noticeable-a nice complement to chrome and alloy wheels. Ceramic brakes need to warm up a little before they attain the grip of semi-metallic pads. Semi-metallic brake pads have better grip than ceramic when cold. Brake dust is much more apparent in semi-metallic brake pads. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 9/18/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              What is the model numbers for Wearever Gold brake pads to fit both the front and back of my 2003 GMC Sierra 4x4 5.3L?
              Asked on 9/10/2012 by Jesse from Athens, AL

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD (Part# GNAD 785) is an exact fit for your 2003 GMC Sierra 5.3L and it fits either front or rear side. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 9/11/2012 by Rick from AAP
            • Q:

              Will these fit the Z71 model?
              Asked on 5/30/2012 by B. Jones from Bristow, VA

              1 answer

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                A:

                In order to check the exact fit application of this Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD - part# GNAD 785, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                Answered on 5/31/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Does this brake pad fit both the front and back of my 1999 chevy siverado?
              Asked on 5/29/2012 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD - Part No. GNAD 785 fits your 1999 Chevy Silverado and it is for front.

                Answered on 5/30/2012 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              what front brake pads fit a 2006 chevrolet Z71 4x4 1500 pick up?
              Asked on 5/18/2012 by Darrin from East Windsor , NJ

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Wearever Gold D/P WEAREVER GOLD - part# GNAD 785 will be an exact fit for your 2006 chevrolet Z71 4x4 1500 pick up.

                Answered on 5/19/2012 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Do the VIN numbers make a difference with the pads and rotors on a 2006 GMC 2500 SLT 6.6 engine?
              Asked on 5/17/2012 by Andy from Dartmouth, MA

              1 answer

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                A:

                VIN number will allow to know the specifications of the car (ie; year, make, model, engine specifications), so that information can be used to identify the specific parts you need (In this case brake pads and rotors) that will fit your vehicle.
                For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle's model.
                For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 5/18/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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