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

Part No. GMKD679 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:Yes
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:16.3 MM
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:16.3 MM
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Package Quantity:1
Pad FMSI Number:D679
Pad Material:Semi Metallic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensors Included:Yes
Performance:No

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Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • Decreased stopping distance (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • No fade (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (11)
  • Replacement (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8), Auto enthusiast (6), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (4), Competitive driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great brake pads

These brake pads are very easy to install. I replaced both front calipers on my 2001 Ford F150 pickup at 171,000 miles. I chose to go ahead and put new Wearever Gold semi-metallic brake...Read complete review

These brake pads are very easy to install. I replaced both front calipers on my 2001 Ford F150 pickup at 171,000 miles. I chose to go ahead and put new Wearever Gold semi-metallic brake pads on while I was at it. When I looked at the old Wearever Gold brake pads I put on my truck a two and half years ago, there was still plenty of pad left. I drive my truck almost everyday, most of it stop and go in the city, so I was a little surprised at how much pad was left. They fit with ease into the new Fenco Calipers and my truck stops smoother. I would definately recommend the Wearever Gold brake pads.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product is good, website is not

The product wound up being great after I got the right pads. The website gave these as an option for my truck but they did not fit. It was easy enough to return them...Read complete review

The product wound up being great after I got the right pads. The website gave these as an option for my truck but they did not fit. It was easy enough to return them to the store, but then had to wait a week to get the credit back to my card! Ridiculous

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Excessive Brake Dust

By 

from Fort Mill, SC

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

Level 2

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

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

    These pads produce excessive brake dust! Your wheels will be black in a few days!

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Fit/Easy Install

    By 

    from Havelock, NC

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Level 2

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      Easy Install, perfect fit for my 2002 F150 FX4. Greart stopping ability and no chatter.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice pads

      By 

      from Monroe NY

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

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

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

        Just fine for my F150

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great fit

        By 

        from Lexington, SC

        About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

        Ask me a question

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Decreased Stopping Distance
        • Easy To Install
        • No Fade

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

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

          Great fit and easy to install. Only two weeks old so to early to say anything about durablity

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          (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good pads

          By 

          from Webster ny

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

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

            Long lasting

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Braking Performance

            By 

            from Wilmington, N.C.

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

            Verified Buyer
            Level 2

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

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

              Order was ready for me when I arrived in the store, and I was out in minutes.

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Too new too tell much

              By 

              from douglasville, GA

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

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

              By far the easiest brake replacement ever. Ford did a great job in this design. Hope the brakes last, but I wouldn't mind having to change them again if they didn't and with a lifetime pad warranty it will be free.

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great brake pads

              By 

              from St. Louis, MO

              About Me Auto body tech, Casual Driver

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer
              Level 3

              Pros

              • Decreased Stopping Distance
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

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

                These brake pads are very easy to install. I replaced both front calipers on my 2001 Ford F150 pickup at 171,000 miles. I chose to go ahead and put new Wearever Gold semi-metallic brake pads on while I was at it. When I looked at the old Wearever Gold brake pads I put on my truck a two and half years ago, there was still plenty of pad left. I drive my truck almost everyday, most of it stop and go in the city, so I was a little surprised at how much pad was left. They fit with ease into the new Fenco Calipers and my truck stops smoother. I would definately recommend the Wearever Gold brake pads.

                Comment on this review(earn points)

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product

                By 

                from N.C.

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

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

                  Good price got 20% off

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                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Too thi

                  By 

                  from NY

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

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

                  Fair at best

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                  • Q:

                    is the Part No. GMKD679 for a 2 or 4 wheel drive pick up truck...
                    truck is a 2001 ford f-150
                    Asked on 2/10/2015 by bgruder from Frostburg, Md.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Bgruder, good question! This brake pad set fits both 4WD and RWD vehicles.

                      Answered on 2/11/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    Regarding the Wearever silver (MKD679) or gold (GMKD679) front brake pads, silvers are .642 inch thick and the gold are 16.3mm thick, which is the same. So the gold just have the abutment hardware included and the pad wear sensors included and these are the only differences between the gold and the silver?
                    Asked on 12/31/2012 by rrlogan from Elkton, MD

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Front - (Part No. GMKD 679) is semi-metallic and it includes abutment hardware, pad shims, pad wear sensors and it has lesser brake dust than the Wearever Silver Brake Pads - Front - (Part No. MKD 679), which is a metallic brake pad. 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 1/2/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    whatlight truck or suv parts # GMKD 679 fit
                    Asked on 4/13/2012 by Anonymous from st.cloud, FL

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                      Answered on 4/15/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Will this cover the replacement of both the passenger side and driver side pads?
                    Asked on 10/21/2010 by stoney from Boone, Iowa

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes.

                      Answered on 10/21/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                  • Q:

                    32.99 is for the front both sides
                    Asked on 7/20/2010 by top chef from orlando fl

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Yes this product is for both front brake pads.

                      Answered on 7/20/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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