The front brakes on the Nissan have been squeaking practically since I bought it two years ago. There was plenty of pad left, but the were cheap- AutoZone’s DuraLast house brand.
I bought a set of Wagner ThermoQuiet pads from Rock Auto, as I’ve had good success with Wagner on the Ford truck. This is the first time I’ve used Rock Auto, and they were easy to do business with.
The first thing I noticed was how easy the pads were to change- the manual says to loosen the top bolt, remove the bottom bolt, then swing the caliper up and out of the way, and it’s not kidding. I went ahead and took off the caliper from the knuckle in order to compress the caliper piston more easily.
After a test drive, it appears the new pads work great.