Application Of Steel In Automotive Industry

Application Of Steel In Automotive Industry

BlogDate: 14-02-2024 by: Nhu Quynh

Steel is a metal used in many different industries, the automotive industry is one of the industries that urgently needs the appearance of steel. So how is steel applied in automotive manufacturing? Find out with MRS Steel in the article below.

1. How is steel used in the automotive industry?

Steel is used in various parts of automobiles, such as exhaust systems, frames, car bodies,... In addition, it is also used for many other positions on the car. With outstanding advantages, steel is increasingly used in the automotive industry. 

1.1. Bodywork 

In the automotive industry, steel is a common material used for the manufacture of car bodies. With the characteristics of hardness, ductility, high strength and relatively low cost, this is the ideal choice for the manufacture of body tires. Most cars now use steel for their bodies, including the upper chassis, lower chassis, engine platforms, door beams, roofs and other cladding. 

1.2. Exhaust systems

The exhaust system is one of the most important parts of the vehicle, responsible for conducting and treating exhaust gases to protect the environment, reduce sound and help the engine operate in the most efficient way. Thereby, steel is an excellent material for the exhaust system because of its high corrosion resistance and good heat resistance, thereby helping to extend the life of the exhaust pipe.

1.3. Chassis

The chassis is the part that helps support the entire vehicle and is responsible for providing structural support and protecting passengers in the event of a collision. Because of its strength and durability, steel is often a popular material in the automotive industry, in addition to being able to withstand impact and deformation without compromising its structural integrity.

2. Advantages of using steel in the automotive industry

High durability 

According to research, steel has quite high durability, the average lifespan is over 50 years in favorable environments and 20–25 years in harsh environments. The durability of steel helps to ensure the quality and longevity of the vehicle.

Good bearing capacity

The bearing capacity of steel is relatively good. Therefore, they are unlikely to warp when subjected to large loads. This is one of the outstanding advantages of choosing steel as a raw material in the automotive industry.


Steel is a highly sustainable material, as it can be recycled and reused. For steel products that are no longer in use, they are often recycled into other products, thereby helping to reduce the impact on the environment in the production process.


Aesthetics is one of the things that the automotive industry is always interested in. Stainless steel is commonly used to manufacture car parts and various engines. This is steel with a shiny metallic surface that is aesthetically pleasing and can enhance the look of the vehicle.

3. Development potential of steel in the automotive industry

After two years affected by COVID-19, the automotive market recorded strong growth in 2022. Users welcome more new products and promote car buying after a period of repression. Along with the development of the automotive industry comes the development of the steel industry. On average, to produce a car, the manufacturer needs 900 kg of steel. With the current consumption of automobile products, the steel market will continue to grow and develop in the coming years.

Currently, Vietnam is one of the countries with a very developed steel economy. With those opportunities, MRS Steel is honored to be the supplier of products from large steel factories in Vietnam such as Hoa SenHoa Phat, Ton Dong A, Nam Kim,... steel products from Vietnam, please contact MRS Steel via Email: With many years of experience in the Vietnamese steel market, we hope to be able to bring you quality steel products at a reasonable cost.