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)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • No fade (6)
  • Decreased stopping distance (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (12)
  • Replacement (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3)

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5.0

just what I needed

By 

from va bch

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

Stopped on a dime and I got change. No fade. Easy installation

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5.0

We can stop now

By 

from Marmet, WV

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3 or more reviews submitted

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

We can stop on a dime now so easy 2 install

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5.0

Good pads

By 

from Cocoa, FL

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Decreased Stopping Distance
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Piston Compression

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement
  • Restoration

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

These are really good replacement pads. These are the better ones and all that means is they are thicker. That is great except you have to compress the caliper piston (using a C-Clamp) until it bottoms out. Otherwise the caliper will not fit over a new rotor. Not really a problem but thought I'd share that point. These pads make a big different in stopping power.

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

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

    Excellent pad

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fit Perfectly

    By 

    from Grayson, GA

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

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

    None

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wearever Pads- A Real Winner!

    By 

    from Central Florida

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Decreased Stopping Distance
    • Easy To Install
    • No Fade

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

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

      After checking out comparable brake pads for my 2002 Dodge Durango, I decided on these. What a fantastic choice! I had used Wearever pads in my previous brake replacement, and they were good, but these were even BETTER! The pads were a PERFECT FIT, they were very easy to install, and were absolutely quiet as a mouse on the test drive! Stopping distance is greatly reduced, and I feel so much more confident driving, particularly in wet weather. My daughter feels a lot safer as well. Kudos to Wearever for stepping up their game!

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      4.0

      perfect fit good value

      By 

      from Clearwater

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Decreased Stopping Distance
      • Easy To Install
      • No Fade

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

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

        Exact replacement for last pads. Snap-in installation. Perfect. Good solid feel, brake flutter is totally gone.

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        4.0

        Good product

        By 

        from Loveland, CO

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

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

          Good product

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT VALUE

          By 

          from Roswell, GA.

          About Me Casual Driver

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight
          • No Fade

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

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

            Service provided by folks at Advance Auto was excellent.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            quick, easy & good price

            By 

            from WHITSETT, NC

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Fades Under Hard Braking

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

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

            good price

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            2 Questions | 3 Answers
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            • Q:

              do i only need one set for both wheels or 2 sets
              Asked on 10/7/2012 by will from va

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                When you purchase one box of this Wearever Gold Brake Pads - Front (Part No. GMKD 820), 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 in the box. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                Answered on 10/7/2012 by Rick from AAP
            • Q:

              Where may I find the bed-in procedure for these pads. I just installed them, however, the package included no information regarding bed-in (?) This is the first set of pads I've purchased that did not include a manufacturer's recommended bed-in procedure.
              Asked on 3/21/2010 by Rhino from Smithfield, VA

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                One thing you can do is before the pads are installed rub the mating surface against concrete to scuff them up and remove the glaze that was on them. Before you put the pads on, take some sand paper and scratch up the rotors as well. This will help with the break in of the pads.

                Answered on 4/27/2010 by Mike from AAP
              • A:

                When you break in your new brakes pads you want to drive your car to about 20 and hit the brakes then repeat at 30 and 40 mph. Thats all it takes for any set of brake pads.

                Answered on 2/11/2011 by rawpower1417 from Rutland, VT
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