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#4493774 - 08/20/17 04:06 PM Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads?
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: SE Texas
I tend to like most things from AAP, but how about Autozone and O'Reilly? Who makes the best pads for the money? These would be for my 2014 Explorer.
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#4493789 - 08/20/17 04:22 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Registered: 04/13/13
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I've had good luck with AAP Platinum pads.
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#4493791 - 08/20/17 04:23 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Motorcraft. OEM brake parts are almost always better than aftermarket and with Amazon/Rockauto price competitive too.
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#4493803 - 08/20/17 04:38 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Loc: South Florida
Originally Posted By: mclasser
I've had good luck with AAP Platinum pads.


Agree. Best store pads I have ever used. Low noise, low dust, nice feel.
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#4493806 - 08/20/17 04:43 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: bubbatime]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
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Loc: The Northeast
Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Originally Posted By: mclasser
I've had good luck with AAP Platinum pads.


Agree. Best store pads I have ever used. Low noise, low dust, nice feel.

For sure. My front pads are going on 50k miles; firm pedal, no noise, no fuss, no drama.
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#4493815 - 08/20/17 05:01 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
KenO Offline


Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 1676
Loc: Auburn, GA
When I was a store manager for AAP, the Platinums had the highest return rate due to noise. I assume most people have no idea how to bed in pads, and I also assume re-bedding them would have fixed it.

I typically install Duralast Golds in my shop. Although, for the most part every parts store carries the same pads in a different box, all made by Federal Mogul.
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#4493822 - 08/20/17 05:15 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12272
Loc: The Old North State
If your interested in the AAP Platinum pads, online code WDE357 will get you 35% off through 8/23.

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#4493878 - 08/20/17 06:16 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: USA
Napa's Adaptive One pads look good, or maybe Autozone's Duralast GT pads. There's no O'Reilly near me, so I can't say anything about them. But the store brands' premium pads should be as good as any name-brand pad. Absolutely stay AWAY from the cheap store brand lines, like Autozone's Valucraft.

But why use store brands when you have no idea who makes them or anything? But if you have to use them, get the premium pads. Duralast Gold or GT, AAP Platinum, Napa Adaptive One.

Get name brand pads.
Wagner Thermoquiet or OEX or Akebono ProACT

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#4493887 - 08/20/17 06:33 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 5044
Loc: USA
Parts Plus pads are 300 and 301 series Centrics.

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#4493953 - 08/20/17 07:35 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
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Autozone gold are great...but pep biloys carries raybestos. The last few i have bought were made in usa if that matters.
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#4493962 - 08/20/17 07:45 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: Sayjac]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: Sayjac
If your interested in the AAP Platinum pads, online code WDE357 will get you 35% off through 8/23.
Sayjac - thanks for this!
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#4493994 - 08/20/17 08:24 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2449
Loc: West Michigan
For low end applications (beater cars, etc) I've only had good results in the last ten years with any store brand pad.
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#4494109 - 08/20/17 11:38 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: mclasser]
bbhero Offline


Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4627
Loc: Virginia
I agree with mclasser and bubbatime. I have AAP Platinum rotors and pads in the rear of my Altima and they have been very good. I have Duralast GT brake pads on the front and they have been very good so far. Good initial bite and very smooth when slowing down from high speed.


Edited by bbhero (08/20/17 11:39 PM)
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#4494201 - 08/21/17 06:59 AM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
fcjeep Offline


Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 100
Loc: NY
I've gotten 31,000 miles on AAP Wearever Silver pads (house brand low level semi metallics) and 50,000 on Wearever Gold pads (mid level ceramics).

I have Wearever rotors on my Jeep now with 81,000 miles on them. I just checked them a few days ago and they're still going strong.
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#4494425 - 08/21/17 12:33 PM Re: Best Auto Store Brand of Brake Pads? [Re: 2015_PSD]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 7237
Loc: SE Texas
Originally Posted By: 2015_PSD
Originally Posted By: Sayjac
If your interested in the AAP Platinum pads, online code WDE357 will get you 35% off through 8/23.
Sayjac - thanks for this!
Scored both sets of platinum pads for $75.98 total out the door. Thanks again!
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