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. GMKD857 Warranty Details  
$38.99
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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:17.8 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:17.8 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:D857
Pad Material:Semi-Metallic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No

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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.1

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (20)
  • Decreased stopping distance (7)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • No fade (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (24)
  • Replacement (13)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (12), Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Happy so far.

1/2 the price of the big name stuff w/ the same lifetime warranty. Very happy so far. We'll see how they last.

1/2 the price of the big name stuff w/ the same lifetime warranty. Very happy so far. We'll see how they last.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not great

The finish quality of the steel backing plate was less than ideal, which made installation of the pads onto the calipers much more difficult. There seemed to be a lot of raised material or...Read complete review

The finish quality of the steel backing plate was less than ideal, which made installation of the pads onto the calipers much more difficult. There seemed to be a lot of raised material or burrs on the pad material. It does not seem to have affected the performance of the brakes, but did not appear to provide a completely smooth contact surface to the brake rotors. I have not noticed any scarring or grooving on the rotors yet. Pads are working well at this point, and I have not noticed any fade although I do mostly highway driving.

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5.0

Good brake pads

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Requires piston to be pressed all the way in with C-clamp. Gave an occasional little hop the first two weeks or so.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very good

 
5.0

Always use them

By 

from Palm Harbor, FL

Verified Buyer

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

Great wear, long lasting

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2.0

Semi-Metallic Brake Pads Front

By 

from Cocoa, FL

Verified Buyer

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

There are two different kinds of brake pads for my car listed... These were not the right ones... Had to go back to the store and get the right ones... They were very good about helping us out...

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  • No
 
4.0

Direct fit, great value

By 

from East Stroudsburg, PA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Decreased Stopping Distance
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

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

    I installed these pads with new rotors on my wife's '06 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 and they fit perfectly. These are excellent replacement pads for your daily driver. I don't completely agree with the ultra-quiet braking that is outlined in the description because I do notice a little noise only under light braking, but I think its completely normal. I have purchased the Wearever Silver brake pads before for various vehicles and do not like them because 9 times out of 10 you have to file the pad down in order to get it to fit properly.

     
    4.0

    Great Product

    By 

    from Dunkirk, MD

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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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):

      The product was a good value, and fit the vehicle perfectly.

       
      5.0

      Fit Perfectly, no Noise

      By 

      from Cincinnati, OH

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      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

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

        Installed these on our minivan. They fit perfectly and were no trouble to install. No noise. They work fine, as good brakes should.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Check existing pads before ordering

        By 

        from harrisburg pa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • No modification required

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

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

          There is more than one caliper style on the Chrysler T&C. I have an '04 and '05. Each vehicle uses a different backing plate.
          Other than that, the pads are fine.

           
          4.0

          Good quality Good fit

          By 

          from Rochester

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

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

            Went in easy, good fit, solved pulsation problem, along with new rotors.

             
            5.0

            "I would buy this product again

            By 

            from green bay, wisconsin

            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

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

              Product is what they say

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              • Q:

                Exactly what do these brake shoes, found them in my garage and cant find what they fit....Can you Help??? #gmkd857 Thanks
                Asked on 6/18/2013 by danny1 from Burnside Ky

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set) (Part No. GMKD 857) are premium original equipment style replacement brake pads. It deliver superior stopping power and exclusive, multi-layer SoundLock shim provides ultra-quiet braking. In order to assist you further, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store for further assistance.

                  Answered on 6/18/2013 by Max from AAP
              • Q:

                what size allen wrench do i need to get brakes off
                Asked on 6/30/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  In order to best answer your question. our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                  Answered on 7/16/2011 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Do brake pads come as a complete set for the front end or do I need to buy 2?
                Asked on 11/27/2009 by Matt from APO Germany

                2 answers

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Brake pads and shoes come in complete sets, one for the front and one for the rear.

                  Answered on 11/30/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  It's a complete set for the front. (Obviously a little late for you, but hopefully the answer will help the next person who wants to know)

                  Answered on 4/6/2010 by The Tech from Stevensville, MI
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