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Who sells better brakes Napa or Auto Zone?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by XxChevy-HDxX, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    I changed my rear brakes with auto zone Duralast Cmax gold ceramic pads ( they work no problems) but now its time to change my front pads and i was wondering who makes better pads and rotors im looking at napa they seem more beefed up to me what you guys thinks?
     
  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,432

    NAPA hands down
     
  3. ram_tough2001

    ram_tough2001 Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    NAPA. i used to work at one a couple years back.. they are definately better quality than any others ive seen!
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,118

    Subscribed....
     
  5. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    I was thinking so too the brakes from auto zone are pretty but i didnt think of looking at napa back then but when i look at them now they look way better than auto way more beefed up and more pricy
     
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I have had brakes last longer from autozone as of late than napa. I dont buy shyt from napa anymore since 90% of it now is nothing but overpriced garbage. Say what you want about it, but the duralast stuff isnt so bad anymore.
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    Napa brakes are the worst ! We wont use them neither will any other shops that im friends with.Wagner thermo quiet hands down are the best on the market.Napa can keep those shims that fall off and end up in ur rotor.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,611

    Throw the ceramics on the front to. In my area it don't matter about rotors they don't last long with all the salt.I use Advanced auto a lot.
     
  9. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    I like the ceramic never had a problem with them..... they stop good and everything in my area alot of salt gets thrown around to but i change the brake about every 4 years
     
  10. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    Really wow but the rotor they make the most expensive one thats $154 looks like its really good.... i might just the auto zone again or the rotors from napa and pads from auto zone
     
  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I got 3 years on my autozone rotors on my truck. There is plenty of salt use around here, and I tow a trailer all the rest of the year. Got the ceramic pads as well. Cant complain since they were 36.99 a piece for the front.
     
  12. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    On my 06 silverado 2500hd i have the cmax gold ceramic pads for the back and the duralast rotors i paid $350 for everything installation tax but my friend gave me a discount on the instalation. :)
     
  13. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 307

    On my 06 silverado 2500hd i have the cmax gold ceramic pads for the back and the duralast rotors i paid $350 for everything installation tax but my friend gave me a discount on the instalation. :)
     
  14. ajman21

    ajman21 Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    of the two choices I've had good luck with auto zone but look on summit first. www.summitracing.com look for bendex pads little more pricey but they last for ever. and paid the same price with shipping as i would have for the best they had at auto zone or nappa
     
  15. Santry426

    Santry426 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    AC Delco durastops hands down
     
  16. beaugross

    beaugross Member
    Messages: 33

    I buy all my parts from NAPA, however, the last 3 brake jobs that I have done with NAPA pads have done nothing but squeek. Granted they were not the most expensive pad NAPA offers, I usually go with a mid grade pad, but they still made nosie. JMO
     
  17. 100InchHammer

    100InchHammer Member
    Messages: 34

    I just did brakes and used the Wagner Thermo Quiet pads and Wagner rotors, I got the ceramic pads and the middle grade rotors. I purchased all these from Advanced Auto Parts and am very happy with the Wagner's.

    I used to work at a parts store back in the 80's and we sold 3 diff grades of pads along with most everything else. The salesman from Raybestos told me that there was no diff between the 2 more expensive pads, the only reason the one was more expensive was to offset the lifetime warranty. Now the low grade was cheap material. I found this to be true with starters, alternators, etc... The top grade which offers a lifetime warranty is usually the same as the next grade below without a warranty.
     
  18. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    Wagner are the best.:mechanic:
     
  19. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    U are not alone my friend.
     
  20. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    I used Napa for all my side jobs. I always had noise complaints, warping, or other problems with there pads. Advance auto parts came into town, Napa who??????? Using only wagner thermoquiet pads. Great price, no noise, no comebacks.