The earliest automobiles incorporated hand-made parts to form a chassis. This is part of the reason why Henry Ford's assembly
line idea had such an impact on the industry -- identical parts with zero variance in specs meant interchangeable parts.
From Ford's era, and with few exceptions, automobiles were constructed such that their bodies were fastened onto an underlying
frame, or chassis, throughout most of the last century.
Today, prevailing technology calls for different construction. Aside from trucks and vehicles built for specific purposes,
like buses, the average auto, like your vehicle, doesn't have a chassis. Knowing this, you might wonder why you would
even be interested in buying a kit for your vehicle.
The answer is simple. Chassis kitsinclude connective parts for a modern vehicle, including your vehicle's, suspension.
Suspensions, in conjunction with car bodies that are engineered to handle some of the stress that frames once absorbed,
replace the frame as the car's backbone. The goal is a more rigid frame and body, which means more predictable ride and
handling and less chance of squeaks and rattles as the car ages. You may have heard of this design being referred to
This design does put a somewhat greater emphasis on connective parts like suspension ball jointsand ball joint
assemblies. Since these parts are responsible for keeping your wheels in alignment, it's important to maintain
or replace them as needed. This may call for a simple greasing, or it may require
new parts. Fortunately, we offer nearly 2,000 chassis kits, so you'll be able to find the right part for
your make and model.
This selection includes parts for everyday vehicles, as well as performance vehicles. High-quality kits from renowned companies
like Moog are particularly important for drag racing. Imagine what might happen if hundreds of horsepower were applied
at once to the pavement behind front wheels that weren't directed straight ahead.
We help make shopping for chassis kitseasier, here at Advance Auto Parts. Search by vehicle or search parts like
car ball jointsand adjustable ball jointsby product type, part type or brand. If you're a do-it-yourselfer,
visit the support center to make sure that you're doing everything right. Also, the resources section will avail you
of the expertise required to perform simple maintenance like replacing plug wire
and even more complicated processes like setting a vehicle's timing.