Chassis, Power Steering & Suspension

The chassis is the main vehicle frame of your car on which the body is mounted. All other parts of the car’s body such as the top frame, seat frames, drivetrain and suspension parts are fixed on it. Although the chassis is neither flashy nor visible, it is an indispensable part of your vehicle without which it cannot function. In the event your vehicle is damaged due to a collision critical systems like the drivetrain and suspension will not be able to operate properly. When looking for replacements you will have to be very cautious and try for genuine replacement parts. Even the slightest of dimensional issues can create fitting and alignment issues. Some hardware kits include frame parts like subframes, crossmembers, rails and pillars along with other items like braces, brackets, mounts, bushings, body plugs, ground straps, helical spring and chassis hardware.

Are you having problems with your steering wheel? Problems with your steering wheel can interfere with your driving and safety. The steering wheel is the crucial link between you and the car and enables you to turn the wheels of the vehicle in the direction that you want. Earlier vehicles had heavy steering wheels making it difficult to drive. Today most cars have a power steering system that is hydraulic-based and operated by a power steering pump that helps wheels to turn with much less effort. This system circulates pressurized working fluid, power steering fluid, to the steering rack. If your car does not respond to your steering or swerves to one side and shows signs of wearing out of tires, you will need to check if the rack and pinion steering system is functioning well. Other parts to check are the control arm, pitman arm, steering column, tie rod ends, struts, strut mounts, sway bar and sway bar link which gives the chassis stability.

Steering & Suspension Categories

Front Springs

Power Steering Hose & Pumps

Power Steering Kits & Seals

Rear Springs

Shocks & Struts

Steering Parts

Suspension Parts

Knowing the importance of the chassis to a vehicle you do not want to ignore any signs of wear and tear. In order to keep your vehicle in good condition you need to regularly check on the condition of all the joints of your suspension system. With the exception of the steering swivel joints, most joints and pivots in a modern vehicle are made of rubber or plastic bushes. If any of these lower ball joints are damaged you will have to replace them. So also if any of the rubber bushes are cracked or distorted they will need replacement. Check around the motor mounts and see if there are any signs of rust or damage. Examine the front and rear suspension to ensure that all parts like motor mounts, swivels and steering links, coil spring, stabilizer link and shift boot are intact and sound.

Are you keen to take your vehicle’s performance to the next level? You have a wide choice of excellent performance parts to meet your needs. A number of kits and upgrades are available from advanced steering conversions like performance steering columns and shafts to performance power steering lines and power steering hoses to smaller parts. You will need to check the performance of all the different components in your steering system like the steering knuckle, inner tie rod, lower control arm and quick struts to ensure they are in good working condition. For example, shocks and struts absorb the bumps and irregularities on the road. Strut mounts help to reduce vibration, road noise and provide you a smooth steering response. The steering knuckle holds the front wheel of the car and lets you change direction.


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We stock products from a range of popular brands and manufacturers. Prominent brands for vehicle chassis, frames and chassis parts are: Buschwacker, Mr. Gasket, Felpro, Moog, Monroe, KYB and Mevotech. All these brands offer high quality products. Mr. Gasket and Felpro brands are known for gaskets Munroe for quick strut and Moog for ball joint. KYB offers strut plus while Mevotech offers control arm.

We stock original and good quality steering wheel components drawn from a range of reputed brands and manufacturers. Prominent brands for steering wheel and its accessories are: Buschwacker, Mr. Gasket, Felpro, Moog, Monroe, KYB and Mevotech. Mr. Gasket and Felpro brands are known for gaskets, Munroe for quick strut and Moog for ball joint. KYB offers strut plus, Mevotech offers control arm and steering pump while Edelmann offers Power steering parts.


Learn More About Chassis, Power Steering & Suspension

The chassis or frame is a vehicle’s most basic element and one that carries the load of the rest of the car. A vehicle has many frames that provide support to other critical parts such as the engine, the top frame, the seat frame etc. Any driver worth his salt will guard the frame of his vehicle with utmost care. However, if unexpectedly a collision does happen, the vehicle’s frame is adversely affected and the suspension does not operate as effectively as before. What are the critical systems in the chassis? The drivetrain and suspension are the two most important parts. In fact depending on the severity of the collision these parts may even render it difficult and unsafe to drive the vehicle.

Externally you may notice dents and cracks that have affected the appearance of the vehicle while internally the panel and wheel alignment may be affected. If the drivetrain alignment is disturbed it may lead to vibration and other larger issues.

Under these circumstances you are left with no option but to look for a replacement frame component. Initially you might be tempted to look for replacement with a second-hand or used replacement. However, you run the risk of buying another damaged frame because you do not know the background of the part. It could have been involved in some accident. You might also be able to find another manufacturer making the same part in an identical way. However, you are not sure if it is going to be the best fit and you do not want to compromise.

In the end you decide that the best option would be to look for an original frame from the same brand manufacturer who made the original part. This is perhaps the only way you can restore the vehicle to its original condition.

Body and chassis parts come in many shapes and sizes and you will have to ensure that they are all in good condition. Whether it is the larger parts like the frame, spring compressor, energy suspension or energy suspension parts, link, link kits, control arm bushing, leaf spring or ignition coils, car struts or smaller parts like the coil and coil spring spacer you will need to double check on them before you venture on your next drive.

Did you know that you can replace a boring steering wheel with a custom-designed model steering wheel of your choice? Since a steering wheel is something that you look at and use every day you can make your ride unique by installing a custom steering wheel. You will not only love the appearance and gain admiration from others but also enjoy the feel when you drive your vehicle around.

Experienced craftsmen can transform the steering wheel using a range of natural resources such as wood, leather or carbon fiber. Basically what happens is that your old steering wheel is removed and components like the air bag and steering wheel mounted switches are transferred to your new steering wheel.

The steering wheel of a vehicle plays a crucial role. It is not just a tool that helps you to drive from one place to another. It enables you to turn the wheels of your vehicle in any direction that you want.

Gone are the days when vehicles had heavy steering wheels making it difficult to drive. Today most cars have a power steering system that is hydraulic-based and operated by a power steering pump. This makes it easy to maneuver the vehicle.

If your car does not respond to your steering you will have to check whether the rack and pinion steering system is functioning appropriately. The steering rack and gears determine in which direction the wheels of your vehicle will move. If your steering becomes heavy you will have to check whether the power connections to the steering rack, power steering pump and reservoir are working properly.

There are many different type of control arms. The most common one is A-Arms. The pitman arm is a replacement part that provides upgraded strength and durability.

Whilst steering wheels offer you a lot of options in aesthetics and efficiency for your vehicle you need to make sure that all parts like the steering shaft, power steering pump, power steering reservoir, pitman arm puller are maintained in excellent condition so that you can have a smooth drive and steer the vehicle in the desired direction.