Autopart International Supports Professional Installers With A New Severe Duty Chassis Line

Autopart International Supports Professional Installers With A New Severe Duty Chassis Line

Autopart International introduces its new Severe Duty Chassis line. Engineered specifically for trucks, SUVs and commercial use vehicles, Autopart International's new Severe Duty Chassis line offers the professional technician improved durability and extended life on ball joints and tie rod ends.

Autopart International introduces its new Severe Duty Chassis line.  Engineered specifically for trucks, SUVs and commercial use vehicles, Autopart International’s new Severe Duty Chassis line offers the professional technician improved durability and extended life on ball joints and tie rod ends. Forged from SAE1045 steel, the heat-treated housing has superior structural integrity and durability. The powdered-metal gusher bearings with grease grooves extend product life, and a larger ball socket gives the ball joints added strength.

“We developed the Severe Duty Chassis line to meet the needs of our customers who told us they wanted stronger and more durable chassis products for their truck, SUV and fleet vehicle customers. We improved upon the OE to serve our customers need for Severe Duty Chassis products” said Rich Jolivet, vice president of product management at Autopart International.  

The 160 new Severe Duty Chassis SKUs cover important truck and fleet applications, and compliment the more than 3,000 SKUs in the premium chassis line. Autopart International’s Severe Duty and Premium Chassis lines are available at all 218 Autopart International warehouse locations.

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