How Strong Is The Exterior Body Of The Modern Car?

Materials used to manufacture car body parts have changed significantly over the decades. Early vehicle bodies were mostly made of heavier steel materials but as time went on, the need for good fuel economy and speed brought about the introduction of lighter materials to reduce drag. Aluminium, stainless steel, Poly-Carbonate and ABS composite plastics are some of the materials used to make the body of modern cars due to their light, heat resistance and yet strong properties. These materials are used to create everything from those small things such as dashboard needles and wiring, to the big stuffs, such as the engine block or the transmission gears. Also some of these materials absorbs almost two times the crash energy than mild steel does. We’ll look into the materials used to manufacture the modern car and appreciate the ingenuity of the technology involved in it.

Steel manufacturing has evolved greatly, so car makers these days can make different types of steel for different areas of the vehicle that are rigid or that can crumple to absorb different impacts. These innovations in automotive manufacturing help keep you safe on the road

Aluminum can be used in automotive manufacturing to create body panels for a lighter, more performance-oriented vehicle. Many super cars have been constructed out of aluminum. Wheels are also often made out of aluminum. In addition, more automakers are switching from traditional iron blocks for engines to aluminum construction.  Though not as durable as iron, its lighter in weight which means a big boost in performance.


About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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