I was in dire need of new brake pads for the front and back on my Subaru Forester. I could have just taken it in to the many places that do brake jobs but I knew that I would end up with brake pads that were on the cheap side quality wise.
Instead I went to Auto Zone and purchased their Duralast gold brand which is a ceramic brake pad. I purchased a set for the front and back. I have friend that does work on the side and he put in the brakes for me. He liked the looks of the quality and asked where I found them.
I have had them on over a week now and they are extremely quiet. I do not like squealing brakes and the info on them makes it known that they are formulated for quiet operation. I can say they live up to their word. They also have very high performance in my tests on them. I have had them on other cars I have owned and its always the same story. They seem to last quite a while and are quiet.
I like the warranty on them as well. Lifetime warranty. That means the next sets are free. They would not do that if it was a cheap pad. It would end up being too expensive for them. I liked the selections available at Auto Zone for the brake pads. The duralast Gold are worth considering if you need brakes soon.