A chassis is the main support structure or frame that bears all the stresses on the vehicle in both static and dynamic conditions. It also provides the space and mounting location for various parts of the motor vehicle such as the gearbox, engine, driveshaft and suspension. In order to maintain every part of your chassis properly, you will need high-quality parts. Available here are lower control arms, engine mounts, universal joints, axles, CV joints and shafts, cross members, and torsion beams to mention a few. Please note that some suppliers also offer professional installation services.
Chassis is the backbone of the vehicle. The components of the vehicle such as power plants, transmission systems, axles, wheels and tires, suspension, control systems such as braking, steering, etc., and also electrical system parts are mounted on the chassis frame.
The chassis comprises the following components: wheels, wheel carrier, wheel bearing, brake, wheel suspension, axle support, suspension (including anti-roll bar)
So, the chassis is the load-bearing part of the frame – the 'frame', then, is the rest of the structural body of the car. This is what you imagine when you think of cars being put together on assembly lines - the skeleton frame of a car
Typically the material used to construct vehicle chassis and frames is carbon steel, or aluminium alloys to achieve a more lightweight construction. In the case of a separate chassis, the frame is made up of structural elements called the rails or beams.
Types of chassis:
A chassis is designed as the minimum requirement for any vehicle to move while a frame is basically the vehicle's body as everything else is fitted on it.
Wheels - A drive wheel is a wheel of a motor vehicle that transmits force, transforming torque into tractive force from the tires to the road, causing the vehicle to move. The powertrain delivers enough torque to the wheel to overcome stationary forces, resulting in the vehicle moving forwards or backwards.
Wheel carrier - the part of the wheel suspension which supports the wheel bearing is referred to as the wheel carrier.
Wheel bearing - A wheel bearing is a crucial part of the wheel assembly that connects the wheel and the axle. It is a set of steel balls (ball bearings) or tapers (tapered bearings), held together by a metal ring. It enables the wheel to rotate smoothly with a minimum of friction.
Brake - An automatic braking system is an important part of safety technology for automobiles. It is an advanced system, specifically designed to either prevent the possible collision or reduce the speed of the moving vehicle, prior to a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or obstacle of some sort.
Wheel suspension - Your car's suspension system is a protective lattice of shock-absorbing components such as springs and dampers. Your car's suspension helps ensure that your drive is safe and smooth by absorbing the energy from various road bumps and other kinetic impacts.
Axle support - An axle was defined as a rigid cross-member linking two wheels. In the case of a so-called rigid axle, the wheels are mounted directly on this member and thus connected directly to the car body.
Suspension - There are three basic types of suspension components: linkages, springs, and shock absorbers. The linkages are the bars and brackets that support the wheels, springs and shock absorbers.
Anti-roll bar - An anti-roll bar (roll bar, anti-sway bar, sway bar, stabilizer bar) is a part of many automobile suspensions that helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities. It connects opposite (left/right) wheels together through short lever arms linked by a torsion spring.