Ceramic Brake Pads - Rear (4-Pad Set)
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Carquest Wearever Gold Ceramic Brake Pads - Rear (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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Friction Material Composition:Ceramic

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Carquest Wearever GoldCeramic Brake Pads - Rear (4-Pad Set)
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (21)
  • Decreased stopping distance (8)
  • No fade (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (20)
  • Replacement (12)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Auto enthusiast (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great brake pads

These Carquest Wearever Gold ceramic brake pads are excellent. The install was faster than the front brakes and these pads fit very nicely. The pedal pressure after the install feels just right and stopping...Read complete review

These Carquest Wearever Gold ceramic brake pads are excellent. The install was faster than the front brakes and these pads fit very nicely. The pedal pressure after the install feels just right and stopping distance in my opinion is better than the original equipment. No grease was provided in the box, which was disappointing because I had to buy some, but new shims are provided in the box. These pads went on much faster than the front pads which were the same model, the ceramic gold made for the front. The front pads I had to file the paint and some of the steel off. It's too soon to comment on brake dust and how they wear, but I believe they will be excellent.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too early to tell

Easy to install but I need to put some mileage on the pads before I give my opinion of them.

Easy to install but I need to put some mileage on the pads before I give my opinion of them.

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5.0

parts worked great

By 

from west virginia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • good fit

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      work vehicle

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great part

      By 

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

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

      Just right

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great brake pads

      By 

      from Sarasota, FL

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Decreased Stopping Distance
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • No Grease Is Provided

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      These Carquest Wearever Gold ceramic brake pads are excellent. The install was faster than the front brakes and these pads fit very nicely. The pedal pressure after the install feels just right and stopping distance in my opinion is better than the original equipment. No grease was provided in the box, which was disappointing because I had to buy some, but new shims are provided in the box. These pads went on much faster than the front pads which were the same model, the ceramic gold made for the front. The front pads I had to file the paint and some of the steel off. It's too soon to comment on brake dust and how they wear, but I believe they will be excellent.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      brake give me a

      By 

      from wv

      About Me Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Fades Under Hard Braking

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

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

      Wears out quicker that they should, last about 1 year.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stops smoothly!!

      By 

      from tosa,WI

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Decreased Stopping Distance
      • Easy To Install
      • No Fade

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

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

        Stops smoothly!!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Brake Pads Ever

        By 

        from Clearwater, Fl.

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Heavy Daily Driver
          • Performance Driving
          • Racing
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

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

          These brake pads are one of the best on the market, these pads really grab tight when you push the brake pedal and you will stop on a dime, I wouldn't purchase any other brand of brake pads. A++++++ in my book.

          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fit perfect, quiet, good stopping

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • No Fade

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            Don't understand the inconsistent marketing of Wearever Gold Ceramic for the rear but just Wearever Ceramic for the front. But no issues performance or installation wise. Very happy with these and have used them on other vehicles with good wear and quiet performance.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quiet & smooth

            By 

            from Gaffney, SC

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

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

              Perfect fit

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Too early to tell

              By 

              from Bozrah, CT

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

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

                Easy to install but I need to put some mileage on the pads before I give my opinion of them.

                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                definitely worth their value

                By 

                from Williamsport, PA

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Decreased Stopping Distance
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

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

                  My son installed these for me and he said that they were a perfect fit for my vehicle and it didn't take him long at all to do them

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                  8 Questions | 9 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Any brake dust?
                    Asked on 5/4/2015 by AndyTaker from Hickory, NC

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi AndyTaker, glad to assist you! Ceramic pads are created from a blend of super-strong ceramic and copper fiber imbedded into the pad compound. They create less dust, keeping your wheels cleaner and quieter than semi-metallic pads. Also, they last longer than semi-metallic brake pads.

                      Answered on 5/4/2015 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    on the outer pad there are spring clips which way do they face when installed toward front or rear
                    Asked on 12/15/2013 by Art

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Art, glad to assist you! The outer pads use these spring clips to mount to the caliper. To remove this type of pad, press the pad towards the center of the caliper and slide it off. It may be helpful to use a small prybar.

                      Answered on 12/16/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can I use Semi-metallic pads in front and ceramic pads in rear?
                    Asked on 3/9/2013 by DJ from Union Lake.MI

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      For further assistance regarding the brake pads, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. For more information, 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 3/10/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what is the warranty on these pads? if life time, and i already have them off do i just bring them into the store for a new set?
                    Asked on 2/12/2012 by Zeke from Blanchester OH

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Wearever Gold Brake Pads – Rear with part# GNAD 981 has limited life time replacement as warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part. For further assistance, please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                      Answered on 2/13/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    please recommend a more quite brake pad in thesame group
                    Asked on 3/12/2011 by brake head man from stone mountain,GA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                      Answered on 3/14/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is there 2 or 4 pads in the kit for the rear?
                    Asked on 9/1/2010 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This brake pad kit includes four brake pads.

                      Answered on 9/1/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                    • VERIFIED BUYER

                      A:

                      4 pads. 2 each side.

                      Answered on 11/15/2010 by WayneF from Bolingbrook, IL
                  • Q:

                    Is this for both rear wheels or just for one?
                    Asked on 8/24/2010 by Wes from Iowa City, IA

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Both wheels.

                      Answered on 8/24/2010 by Mike from AAP
                  • Q:

                    are this pads quiet?
                    Asked on 4/10/2010 by Anonymous from Columbus, Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      These are one of our better pads and if installed properly, should be quiet for you.

                      Answered on 5/12/2010 by Mike from AAP
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