Automobile chassis is a skeletal frame which serve as the foundation of a vehicle, and the underpart of a motor vehicle, on which mechanical parts like engine, axle assemblies, tires, brakes and etc. are mounted.
Chassis is a French term was initially used to donate the frame or main structure of a vehicle.
The term rolling chassis consists of a frame and the rolling gear like the engine, drive shaft, transmission, differential, suspension etc. The functional components are described as a rolling chassis.
Automobile chassis are usually made of light sheet metals or some composite plastics. The body of a vehicle is design to suit the structure of chassis.
The primary function of chassis is to provide the strength needed for supporting vehicular components, it also help to avoid noise, vibrations and harshness, and helps to keep a vehicle rigid, stiff and balance.
Components of automobile chassis
Automobile Chassis generally consists of the following components which are designed to fit on it. They are:
- Suspension System
- Steering mechanism
- Transmission system (clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft etc.)
- Propeller shaft
- Rear springs
- Road wheels
- Differential,half shaft, universal joints
- Brakes and Braking System
- Storage battery
- Shock absorbers
- Fuel tank
- Petrol and hydraulics pipes
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