Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
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Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic 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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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (14)
  • Decreased stopping distance (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • No fade (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (18)
  • Replacement (12)
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    • Casual driver (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

F150 Front Pads

I replaced all of my rotors and brakepads at the same time. There are a lot of options out there for performance, but since I'm not planning on doing a lot of towing or...Read complete review

I replaced all of my rotors and brakepads at the same time. There are a lot of options out there for performance, but since I'm not planning on doing a lot of towing or heaving hauling, I thought I'd go more of the "wallet sensitive" route. I've used Wearever rotors and pads in the past, and never had an issue with them.

Installation of brake pads and rotors are relatively simple, but you should have some basic shop equipment such as a jack, jackstands, brake cleaner, clamps to compress the brake calipers, a metal coat hanger to hang the caliper, and a heavy duty 1/2" torque wrench for the lugs and the front caliper mount bolts... both which have specs significantly higher than I would have guessed (consult your owners manual for the lug torque and a repair manual for the brake caliper mount torque info).

Back to the product, I obviously won't know about the value of this product for years to see how it wears and performs with some age and mileage on it. Initially, however, swapping all of these parts took care of the the vibration on hard braking and it stops as well as I could expect.

While I'm "wallet sensitive", I try not to be pound foolish. If your brake rotors are showing any significant wear, and your brake pads are in need of replacement, just swap them all at the same time. It'll cost you a few more bucks up front, but it'll help keep them old rotors from messing up the new pads and save you time and/or money in the future.

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5.0

good product

By 

from pennsylvania

Verified Buyer

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

went on easily

 
5.0

no problems

By 

from suburbs, il

Verified Buyer

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

they fit and worked as expected

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Best pads around

By 

from Zimmerman mn

Verified Buyer

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

Went together good

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Awesome quality, just doesn't fit exact specs

By 

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

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

No noise when braking, does its job. Minimal brake dust as well. Only issue is it didn't fit my 08' F150 to exact specs, had to grind down brake pad locating pin several mm's

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5.0

Fits well, easy install, works well

By 

from Utah

Verified Buyer

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

These brake pads seem to be working very well so far. The installation really went well. All the parts fit precisely. Total time was just over an hour. First time I had changed the front brake pads on my truck. The pads were thick so hopefully they will last long. The original pads were squeaking on occasion but these new pads have not. They seem to grip well and feel solid. Just a little advice on the install: have some string or a piece or sturdy, flexible wire available to hold the caliper while changing the pads. The last thing you want to do is damage your brake line/hose. I also found having a flashlight during the service handy too.

 
5.0

Good product, includes hardware

By 

from Ohio

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

Like the return springs included

 
4.0

Works

By 

from Summerville SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

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    Best Uses

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

      Go see Paul at Bacons Bridge store. He knows what he's doing..thank you

       
      5.0

      Perfect right out of the box

      By 

      from Pa.

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

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

        Easier than I thought to install.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy these again.

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        from Norton, Ma.

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

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

          Good Product

          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would by this product again.

          By 

          from Hunterdon County NJ

          About Me Casual Driver

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Decreased Stopping Distance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            Fast on time delivery. Used on Ford F150 easy installation. Great product. Will be replacing the rear brakes with the same product.

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            4 Questions | 5 Answers
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            • Q:

              Are they made in the USA?
              Asked on 2/21/2014 by Retired Navy from Winnsboro, SC

              1 answer

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                A:

                Hi Retired Navy, glad to assist you! 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 2/23/2014 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              I purchased the Wearever Gold MKD-934 several years ago, I found them in my garage and don't know what vehicles that the disc will fit. Is there any way to find this answer?
              Asked on 5/19/2013 by DON from KENNESAW, GA

              1 answer

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                A:

                This Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set) - part# GMKD 1083 fits for several applications. In order to check the exact fit, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle. For any further assistance, you may also 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 5/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
            • Q:

              Why don't you just say that there are 4 pieces in the box??? The picture of only 2 begs the question "How many are included"??? Or "Do I need to buy 2 boxes for a complete front end job"??

              I was wondering myself until I read other questions asked. Either that, or take a picture of the whole contents of the box!
              Asked on 2/22/2013 by omahamike from Cumberland, Iowa

              1 answer

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                A:

                Sorry for the confusion caused. When you purchase one box of pads/shoes, you will receive (2) two pads/shoes for the driver's side and (2) two pads/shoes for the passenger's side. There will be a total of (4) four pads/shoes in the box. 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 2/22/2013 by Steve from AAP
            • Q:

              So this is going to be the king of dumb questions but I am going to ask anyway as I am getting ready to do my front brakes. since I have 2 wheels do I need to buy 2 sets of of pads or does one come with both sets?
              Asked on 10/24/2011 by dean from dallas, tx

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                A:

                It includes the brake pads for both the front driver side and front passenger side.

                Answered on 10/24/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • A:

                when you buy a "set of Pads" they almost ALLWAYS cover both sides. You need only buy one set per axel. Good Luck :)

                Answered on 3/9/2013 by Jerseygt from Glen Mills Pa
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