Cars & Vehicles
European Cars
Waste and Recycling
Metal and Alloys

Is it best to make cars from Aluminum or Steel?

161718

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2006-10-15 16:19:55
2006-10-15 16:19:55

I would suggest that Aluminum is preferable. It is lighter than steel, which can result in a higher performance vehicle (faster acceleration, better braking, improved fuel economy). Furthermore, unlike steel, aluminum will not rust. Aluminum is also easier to recycle. Aluminum cars have a stiffer feel- giving them a sportier feel, and absorb impact about 1.5 times as well as steel, making them safer. The downside, of course, is the high cost of aluminum compared to steel.

12
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Steel and aluminum cans contribute to the production of anything from cars to paperclips. Aluminum cans are also recycled into a lot more aluminum cans.

User Avatar

The reason they don't make aluminum hammers is because most nails are made of steel and steel nails will destroy the aluminum because steel is a lot harder than aluminum.

User Avatar

Aluminum would be better but is more expensive, but steel does the job, it's strong rigid but you have to make concessions due to weight and corrosion.

User Avatar

Materials used to make cars include Aluminum, steel, fiberglass, and plastic. Each material is used for making specific parts due to their unique properties.

User Avatar

Although it is heavier, steel usually provides better support and strength in a car and is used more frequently.

User Avatar

Steel and aluminum are used to make funs.

User Avatar

no they were made of steel and concrete. the steel is what melted to make it fall

User Avatar

Kinda obvious :S Metals (usually aluminum or steel) are used in cars because they are strong and cheap. Expensive sports cars usually have stronger metals (like titanium) but that makes them more expensive. Different metals are used for different purposes, too. The main frame of a car would usually be steel instead of aluminum because it is stronger but delicate pieces would be made of aluminum because strength is not needed but it would be cheaper to make them in aluminum

User Avatar

Steel, aluminum, wood, plastics

User Avatar

Steel is a strong substance, so it is the ideal metal to make cars.

User Avatar

Even though there are more non-ferrous components going into modern cars, I'm pretty sure that cars are still typically mostly ferrous metal (by weight.) Frames are mostly steel and steel alloys. Wheels are hit and miss. Engine blocks tend to be aluminum any more, but the inner workings (pistons, rings, nuts, bolts, camshaft, etc.) are steel. Hard-life components (springs, shock absorber bodies, control arms, axles) are ferrous. Some cars have various body panels that can be aluminum or plastic, but most are still ferrous alloys such as steel.

User Avatar

Materials which were refined from from primary industries are used to make cars. Examples are rubber, glass, aluminum, steel sheeting, and plastic I am still looking for a few more..however

User Avatar

A good conductor that has a high melting point, is lightweight and relatively cheap. Steel, aluminum etc

User Avatar

Some are steel, some aluminum.

User Avatar

aluminum, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattt what a fag

User Avatar

Nope, to check this answer, do an experiment: hammer a piece of aluminum foil. You will see that it creases easily wheres steel cannot be broken down easily. However, aluminum is also more light-weight than steel. Aluminum is cheaper to manufacture, easier to bend as needed into a variety of shapes, can be shipped more easily (less weight=less cost), and makes many items lighter in weight (cars, airplanes, etc.) The one big drawback is that cars used to have steel bumpers. Since most are now steel or plastic, and bumpers are often the first to make contact with another car or object, the bumper is less sturdy now than when it was steel.

User Avatar

If by light metal you mean aluminum, there are some cars that use aluminum body panels. Most do not, for reasons of cost, mainly. Steel is easier to work with and much cheaper, as well as being easier to paint. The difference in weight does not justify the cost from a manufacturer's standpoint on most cars.

User Avatar

Aluminum is good for cans. Steel is still used in cans for vegetables, meats etc., because an aluminum can thick enough to survive pressure cooking is more expensive than a steel can.

User Avatar

Plastics, Aluminum,Steel,fibers

User Avatar

Gold, aluminum, steel, plastic, copper, silica, & rubber.

User Avatar

Steel, aluminum, copper, brass, plastic, rubber, glass, wood, fiberglass, carbon fiber, zinc, leather, ceramic, titanium, platinum, iron, nickel, etc.

User Avatar

Steel, just like it is for any non-commercial vehicle. some commercial chassis are a combination of steel and aluminum aluminum is used to make cross members to make gvw lighter

User Avatar

Either steel or aluminum, or both, could be used to make engine pistons. Aluminum is lighter but not as strong.

User Avatar

Most towers are made of steel concrete, aluminum, and iron.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.