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

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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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Wearever GoldCeramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (40)
  • No fade (18)
  • Decreased stopping distance (17)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (38)
  • Replacement (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (24), 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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(6 of 16 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 Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

    exact fit,easy to install

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    (11 of 20 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 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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      (9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      perfect fit

      By 

      from ny

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

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

      Fit perfect good stopping.

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      (14 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      No Issues with this brand of brake pads.

      By 

      from Maryland

      About Me Casual Driver

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer
      Level 4

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about 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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        (12 of 28 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 Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

          Product was priced well and as always easy to install.

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          (17 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          They squeal like a stuck pig

          By 

          from Richmond, va

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

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          Level 2

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Awful

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                (13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads

                By 

                from Brandenburg, Kentucky

                About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer
                Level 2

                Pros

                • Comes With All Hardware
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Price
                • Lifetime warranty

                Cons

                • At This Time None

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement
                • Restoration

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

                Ordered online with a promo code and picked up pads within an hour at a local Advance. Good savings because of the online only coupon. First set of ordered pads appeared to have a crack running through the friction material so I exchanged them without any problem. Also, the first set of pads did not come with the hardware pieces like the replacement did. These pads have functioned perfectly with no squeaks or squeals and provide straight, sure stops. Don't forget to deglaze your rotors with some fine sandpaper and wipe them down with brake cleaner before you install the pads. Also, check the caliper sliders to be sure it moves freely. The lifetime warranty for me was a big plus since I keep and maintain my cars for many miles. I would have given these pads a five star rating but its to early to tell if any issues will occur in the future. Happy motoring!

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                (13 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                peice of cake

                By 

                from n/w ohio

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                Ask me a question

                Level 3

                Pros

                • Decreased Stopping Distance
                • Easy To Install
                • No Fade

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

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

                  very easy install, it took longer to get the car up on jacks and wheels off than it did to put the pads in. these were installed on my 2005 chevy Malibu maxx. so far so good and they seem to be much quieter which is what I expected from new pads so time will tell .looks like a good product for the money. I am planning on doing the brakes on my wife's car next weekend and will buy the same pads as these. we travel to the smoky mountains 4 or 5 times a year to visit family and it's a nice feeling knowing we'll have better stopping power coming down the mountain sides.

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                  (13 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works pretty good

                  By 

                  from Smyrna TN

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • No Fade

                  Cons

                  • No Anti Rattle Clips

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

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

                  They worked real well. If'n you push on the big pedal the car slows down. I think that's what's supposed to happen anyways. They're even painted real nice like. They're ceramic pads which are supposed to be pretty good. They're not supposed to dust real bad either, but I haven't drove the car enough to notice. Hopefully they're at least as good as the OEM pads I took off. They did seem kinda hard to bed in after I refinished the rotors. It took quite a few hard stops to get any kind of material transfer to the rotor. Other than that, good stuff.

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                  (9 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good product. Great value.

                  By 

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Decreased Stopping Distance
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving

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

                    These fit perfectly, were easy to install and for the money, are a great value. Highly recommend.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Wearever Gold Brake Pads
                      Part No: GNAD 1160
                      Are these the front pads. No where does it say.
                      Asked on 8/26/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        : Yes, these brake pads are for front.

                        Answered on 8/27/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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