4WD and Transamerican Auto Parts pride ourselves in providing innovative and unique parts and accessories to our customers. As a result, 4WD has become the industry leader to Jeep owners around the world. We pledge to you that we will continue to improve on every facet of our business.
4 Wheel Drive Hardware (4WD) is the leading mail order and Internet distributor of Jeep parts and accessories. A division of Transamerican Auto Parts, 4WD is headquartered in Columbiana, Ohio.
Tom Kennedy, the founder and owner, and a four-wheel drive hobbyist, conceived the idea for his company out of his own need. A friend got him interested in racing and working on Jeeps, and he found himself quickly falling in love with the sport. Tom frequently needed quality replacement Jeep parts that were often hard to find. His search for good suppliers resulted in the idea of providing the same service at a reasonable price to other four-wheel drive acquaintances–and 4WD was born in his two-car garage more than 30 years ago. Tom Kennedy is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on within the company.
In 2006, 4WD was acquired by Transamerican Auto Parts Company, LLC. Transamerican Auto Parts is one of the largest automotive aftermarket parts and accessories companies in the country, and with the addition of 4WD and Performance Products, Transamerican Auto Parts will now be a leader in the automotive aftermarket for Jeeps, Porsches, and Mercedes.