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)
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Decreased stopping distance (4)
  • No fade (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (9)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Mechanic (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Got at a great price and easy to install!

I was looking for pads for my newly acquired vehicle and ran across these pads on the website. When I looked them up that day there happened to be an online order sale going...Read complete review

I was looking for pads for my newly acquired vehicle and ran across these pads on the website. When I looked them up that day there happened to be an online order sale going on so I saved 20% off and got them at an awesome price. I went back and installed them on my car and the process went so easy I literally jumped right back online and ordered the same exact set for my little brothers car and did his brakes for him the same day. The lady at our local store was very helpful in picking our order right away and recommending the other little things like slide lube that we would have forgotten. Great experience!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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Installed these on a 2001 vw passat, fits perfect. couldn't believe just how thick they are. Was surprise they don't have that groove that most pads bring now a days. Cant give it...Read complete review

Installed these on a 2001 vw passat, fits perfect. couldn't believe just how thick they are. Was surprise they don't have that groove that most pads bring now a days. Cant give it 4-5 stars because I haven't driven car yet, still working on other things. can't wait to "stop on a dime", I think.

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5.0

Got at a great price and easy to install!

By 

from Greenville, MI

About Me Casual Driver

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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

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

    I was looking for pads for my newly acquired vehicle and ran across these pads on the website. When I looked them up that day there happened to be an online order sale going on so I saved 20% off and got them at an awesome price. I went back and installed them on my car and the process went so easy I literally jumped right back online and ordered the same exact set for my little brothers car and did his brakes for him the same day. The lady at our local store was very helpful in picking our order right away and recommending the other little things like slide lube that we would have forgotten. Great experience!

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy these again.

    By 

    from Hackettstown, NJ

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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):

      Good value for decent brakes. OEM quality in fit and performance.

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far so goo. No surprises.

      By 

      from Belleville, IL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        Install was easy and fit was as expected. Seem to create an inordinate amount of brake dust, but I am thinking that will subside as I get more miles on them.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good Stuff

        By 

        from Queens,New York

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

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

          Installed these on a 2001 vw passat, fits perfect. couldn't believe just how thick they are. Was surprise they don't have that groove that most pads bring now a days. Cant give it 4-5 stars because I haven't driven car yet, still working on other things. can't wait to "stop on a dime", I think.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Brakes work just like originals

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          from Chelmsford, Ma

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

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

            Used these to replace worn pads on a 2004 Passat with 130,000 miles on it. Did not replace rotors. Brakes settled in after about 10 stops and feel the same as the old ones. Should last as long as the rest of the car. No problem installation although the electrical connection in the VW design seems silly.

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            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Product

            By 

            from Holland, MI

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            Pros

            • Decreased Stopping Distance
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

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

              My car stops so much better now. Thank you!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              middle of the road

              By 

              from Upstate NY

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • 1 pad fell off the back

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

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

              1 pad on a earler set just fell off, was not warranteed

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product. Worth the extra few $

              Pros

              • Decreased Stopping Distance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Performance Driving

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

                Daily driver, enjoiy putting a beating on my car now and again and performs great compared to stock pads, got replaced at 80k

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good pad for a good price

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                from bloomington, IN

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

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

                  so far its been fine

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                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Wrong sensor connector

                  By 

                  from Georgetown, KY.

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

                  The other guy that said the sensor was wrong had it right! I just spent over $250.00 buying new rotors & brake pads for my daughters 2001 VW Jetta. I took the left front off first and got ready to put the new pads on and noticed that the plug on the new pads was wrong. It was a male plug and the old ones on the car were female.( start on the left front it is the one with the sensor)Use Wagner Pad MX687A it is the right one!

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                  4 Questions | 5 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    does this come with both sets for the front
                    Asked on 9/5/2010 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      Yes.

                      Answered on 9/5/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • A:

                      Yes...

                      Answered on 9/23/2010 by Will from Forsyth, GA
                  • Q:

                    I have a question about the number of pads included, since all the other titles say WEAREVER BRAKE PADS - FRONT/REAR, this one only says WEAREVER BRAKE PAD.
                    Asked on 8/24/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This brake pad set contains four brake pads for the front.

                      Answered on 8/25/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Are you guys aware that the wear ever silver pads have the wrong sensor connector? I purchased the silver first at one of your stores and after i removed the old pads i installed the new pads and that's when i realized the pads came with the same connector as the one in my vehicle. I and to return them and purchased the gold pads which were more expensive.
                    Asked on 8/11/2010 by Jose from Cranston, R.I.

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      in order to better understand your question and assist you, I would need the year, make and model of your car/truck . so I can find the correct pads and see if what you say is true or if the correct ones where purchased.

                      Answered on 8/12/2010 by luz from aap
                  • Q:

                    Hi, is this part for front of rear break part?Thank you!
                    Asked on 7/5/2010 by lulu from syracuse

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      These are front brake pads.

                      Answered on 7/5/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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