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

Part No. GNAD1160 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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Carquest Wearever GoldCeramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.2

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (41)
  • No fade (18)
  • Decreased stopping distance (17)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (40)
  • Replacement (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (27), Auto enthusiast (18), Mechanic (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT over OEM

Direct fit with 50% more surface area over OEM HHR pads. Add the lifetime warranty and ceramic formula and you have a winner. No squeals, no noise, good stopping power.

Direct fit with 50% more surface area over OEM HHR pads. Add the lifetime warranty and ceramic formula and you have a winner. No squeals, no noise, good stopping power.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad - Made in China. Prefer Wagner

Product seems to be good quality, though I haven't had it on the vehicle very long. The pads are made in China. I was able to buy Wagner (Made in USA) for...Read complete review

Product seems to be good quality, though I haven't had it on the vehicle very long. The pads are made in China. I was able to buy Wagner (Made in USA) for one of my other vehicles, but they were not in-stock for all vehicles. I prefer Wagner pads.

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5.0

Exact Fit. Easy To Install. Would Buy Again.

By 

from Austin, Tx

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      These front brake pads are an exact fit and were very easy to install. The brake pads look and feel like high quality parts and are listed at an affordable cost. They come with new clips for mounting pads but I highly recommend having brake cleaner to properly clean any hardware and a little packet of brake lubrication per set of pads. After installation of both front and rear pads with proper lubrication, the car rides/brakes smoothly and quietly. I have purchased this brand of pads and rotors before and I would purchase them again.

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      5.0

      stopped like new OEM

      By 

      from Byron Center, MI

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

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

        perfect fit

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        5.0

        Always been good product

        By 

        from Midland mi

        Verified Buyer

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

        Happy

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        2.0

        Wears quickly-no lifetime replacement

        By 

        from Atlanta

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • They work

        Cons

        • Gone In 20k Miles

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        Competitor still offers lifetime replacement

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        poor wear ,

        By 

        from Pulaski Ny.

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

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

            well they only lasted 20k ,with my wife driving , there warrenty used to cover wear but now it does not ,last brake shoes i ever buy there

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            (10 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            pads

            By 

            from chicago,il

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

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

              exact fit,easy to install

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              (13 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Give me a brake!

              By 

              from Rochester Hills, MI

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Automotive Engineer, Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Decreased Stopping Distance
              • Easy To Install
              • No Fade

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

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

                These are excellent replacement brakes. This is the third vehicle that I have used them on and they wear very nicely. We have one vehicle with approximately 30,000 miles on them since replacing the originals and the the discs, and wear to date is minimal. And you will find, that as typical with ceramic brakes, you will also notice that as they wear that they will generate a lot less of the black dust that coats the wheels. Drivers have commented that the brakes stop very nicely, and without any pulling. There is absolutely no problem installing and they fit perfectly. More time liffting the car and removing wheels than replacing pads.

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                (11 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                perfect fit

                By 

                from ny

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

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

                Fit perfect good stopping.

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                (18 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                No Issues with this brand of brake pads.

                By 

                from Maryland

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Verified Buyer
                Level 4

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

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

                  I use this brand of brakes on all my vehicles. No complaints.

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                  (14 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Ceramic goodness

                  By 

                  from Dousman, wi

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 3

                  Pros

                  • Decreased Stopping Distance
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight
                  • No Fade

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

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

                    Product was priced well and as always easy to install.

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                    • Q:

                      what car application this pad number fits GNAD1160?????
                      Asked on 3/11/2016 by Mansour from Buford GA

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Good question, Mansour! This Front Brake Pads - Part No. GNAD1160 fits various models of Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn. Please provide your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size so I can assist you further.

                        Answered on 3/13/2016 by Solomon from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What is the limited lifetime warranty?
                      Asked on 4/21/2015 by dj

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Good question, Dj! The limited lifetime warranty part can be refunded for cash/credit within the 90 days time frame. After that time expires, it can only be exchanged for a new item. So the warranty is valid for the life of the part as long as the customer owns the vehicle.

                        Answered on 4/21/2015 by Solomon
                    • Q:

                      Which pad does the wear indicator go on? Outside or inside towards the front or rear of the vehicle? (GNAD 1160 front pads)
                      Asked on 6/28/2013 by Coach from Cincinnati

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        With reference to your inquiry on the Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set) - part# GNAD 1160, the squealer should always point toward the disc. That way they work is, as the pad wears, the squealer gets closer and closer to the disc. Once the pad's wear limit is reached, it actually "touches" the edge of the disc making that squealing noise that lets you know it's time for new pads. 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 6/28/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between these pads and the Wearever Gold GNAD 956?
                      Asked on 5/10/2013 by Randi from Youngstown, OH

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set) - Part No. GNAD 1160 is made of high quality semi metallic material, whereas this Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set) - Part No. GNAD 956 is made of ceramic material. For compatibility with your vehicle please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application and 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 5/11/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      i had asked if wearever brake pads p/n GNAD1160 were semi-metallic or ceramic. you gaqve the answer semi-metallic. i bought them and found the box to say ceramic(which was my preference anyway. so.....can the gold pads be either semi metallic or ceramic based upon the particular(2006 chevy HHR, in this case)....?? thank you...
                      Asked on 6/1/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Sorry for the confusion caused. This Wearever Gold Brake Pads - part# GNAD 1160 is vehicle specific and a high quality semi metallic brake pads. This brake pad fits your 2006 Chevrolet HHR LT.

                        Answered on 6/4/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      are these pads ceramic or semi-metallic..??
                      Asked on 5/31/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The Wearever Gold Brake Pads (Part No. GNAD 1160) are excellent quality semi-metallic brake pads. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/1/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      In what country are these made?
                      Asked on 3/13/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        Advance Auto Parts does sell Made in the USA products as well as products manufactured from many other countries in order to keep our pricing competitive. Please also keep in mind that many suppliers have multiple manufacturing plants that could result in different countries of origin for the same part.

                        Answered on 3/14/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is this 4 sets of pads for both the front and back?
                      Asked on 11/30/2011 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

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                        A:

                        The kit contains brake pads for both the Front passenger side and driver side.

                        Answered on 11/30/2011 by Aaron from AAP
                      • A:

                        No...you only need one set per axle. One set comes with 4 pads in a box

                        Answered on 12/13/2012 by William from michigan
                    • Q:

                      IS THIS 1 COMPLETE SET FOR FRONT BRAKES?
                      Asked on 9/9/2011 by gale from BRANSON, MO

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        When you purchase one box of front pads, you will receive (2) two pads for the driver's side and (2) two pads for the passenger's side. There will be a total of (4) four pads for in the box.

                        Answered on 9/9/2011 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      what tools are required for installing these pads?
                      Asked on 9/7/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The tools required for installing the brake pads are lug wrench, C- clamp, open end or adjustable wrench, hammer and a small bungee cord.

                        Answered on 9/9/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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