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How Chrysler Has Stood The Test Of Time

Chrysler was founded on the ideal that class would meet a higher standard of vehicle, both under the hood and in the interior.

Now almost 100 years later, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the company in that same light — it’s within your price range, yet still both functional and fashionable.

They’ve had their share of ups and downs, different partnerships and buyouts, but through it all they’ve remained one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

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How Many Chryslers are Being Sold?

After being absorbed by Fiat®, Chrysler was renamed FCA US LLC in December 2014. They would go on to conduct business through 16 brands, which has proven most profitable.

In the fiscal year of 2017, FCA Group shipped around 4.4 million vehicles and generated about $110.9 billion in revenue.

In the first quarter of 2019, FCA reported 498,425 vehicles sold, which was down from the 517,482 from the last quarter of 2018.

The most popular topping the list was Jeep®, followed by Ram®, Dodge®, Chrysler Division®, Alfa Romeo®, and Fiat®.

Top Chrysler Repair Problems

While most vehicles run like a well-oiled machine, there are some common problems that Chrysler owners have reported.

Issues to Look For:

  • Stalling Engine – It has been reported that the engine will stall without any sort of warning lights or error code. The power steering and brake assist will also stop working.
  • Check Engine Light – The check engine light may illuminate and indicate “Multiple Cylinder Misfires.” This is due to carbon buildup on the valves, and the combustion chamber has to be cleaned of carbon.
  • Leaks – Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks, and a transmission fluid leak can develop at the electrical connector on the automatic transmission.
  • Steering Sounds – Drivers have reported hearing a honk, hiss, or groan noise coming from the steering during low speed parking lot maneuvers. Often replacing the power steering return hose corrects this problem, but the steering rack and pinion may require replacement.

All of these problems and more can be fixed by the Chrysler mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Benefits of Getting Consistent Mechanical Check-Ups for Your Chrysler

By keeping up with routine maintenance, you’re ensuring:

Improved Reliability

You have to take good care of your car now if you want your car to be there for you in the future. This means not only oil changes and tire rotations, but also having routine check-ups performed by expert Chrysler mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Higher Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your Chrysler at some point in the future, it’s important to keep up with routine service and maintenance ensuring that it will continue to run in optimal condition for the best resale value.

Better Fuel Economy

Make sure your tire pressure is set to the right levels to prevent your car from expending unnecessary energy and fuel while moving. In addition, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be negatively affected by up to 20% if you have a clogged air filter or leaking fuel lines.

What to Look for When Buying a Used Chrysler

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If you’re looking for a reliable car but don’t want to pay for a brand new model, a used Chrysler is the way to go.

Here are five things that you should do:

  1. Check the Records – Check the serial number with your local Chrysler dealer for a service history. If they don’t have a history, ask to see the receipts for repair work and scheduled maintenance, and make sure it had credible records from the owner.
  2. Professional Inspection – You should still have the car inspected by a mechanic to find potential issues and to determine if the car has been in an unreported accident, even if you ran a vehicle history report. Make sure they pay attention to engine-related components, like fluids, hoses and belts, radiator, and the battery.
  3. Check the Tires – Tires can tell you a lot regarding the maintenance and driving history of the car. If tires are worn unevenly across the width of the tread, this could indicate aggressive driving by the previous owner of the vehicle. Also look at the surface of the tire for feathering (bad alignment). Bad alignment can be caused by worn steering or suspension components, the Chicago potholes, or frame damage.
  4. Certified Pre-Owned – The certification provides a long-term warranty which is only offered after a rigorous 125- point test fully resolving any visual or technical flaws. It’s also factory-backed with a 7-year, 100,000 mile powertrain coverage and 24-hour roadside assistance.
  5. Test Drive – You want to make sure you’re comfortable in the car. While driving, listen for any unusual sounds. Does the engine produce too much noise? How does the car handle? Pay attention to how well it responds to your inputs. Make sure the engine acceleration is strong and the gear shifts are smooth.

Technological Innovations from Chrysler

Did you know that without Chrysler, many of the modern auto amenities you enjoy now wouldn’t have existed? They were true innovators in their peak.

Modern Cup Holders

Can you imagine driving a car and not having a place to put your Starbucks?

Electronic Ignition

This helped reduce emissions and also eliminated much of the old “tune up” periodic services every few thousand miles. It reduced expenses and also saved time.

Cruise Control

Thanks to Chrysler, you can take advantage of cruise control and give your gas-pedal foot a rest.

Power Steering

This was developed as a solution to aide parking with the new Hemi V-8 engines.

Ignition Key Starting

There was actually a time when a car didn’t start with a key, but thanks to Chrysler, you don’t have to push any buttons or pull up on the automatic transmission lever.

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The History of Chrysler

1924: Walter Chrysler, former president of Buick® Motor Co. and former vice president of General Motors®, launched the Chrysler Six B-70. With six-cylinders, this was an affordable luxury car that could reach the unheard of speed of 70 mph.

1925: Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp., absorbing the assets of the Maxwell Motor Corp.

1928: Chrysler rolled out the low-priced Plymouth® and medium-priced DeSoto brands, which have conventional body styles. Even though the Depression, both brands became popular with the public.

1934: The company introduced the Chrysler Airflow, which featured a streamlined, aerodynamic body. However, it didn’t go over well with the public, and the reception was said to stifle innovation at Chrysler from that point on.

1940s: Chrysler joined the war effort and produced items for the U.S. military such as tanks and trucks, guns and ammunition, and aircraft parts. The “Jeep” came about in response to a military request for a “light reconnaissance vehicle.” Chrysler acquired the Jeep trademark when it bought AMC in 1987.

1960s: Chrysler expanded into the European automobile market.

1970s: Chrysler decided to invest heavily in full-sized cars, which turned out to be a bad idea. Because of the oil embargo of 1973, there were gasoline shortages in the United States. As a result, consumers turned to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. Between 1973 and 1974, Chrysler’s auto production dropped by a whopping by 26%.

1979: CEO Lee Iacocca initiated a government bailout of Chrysler Corp., which was nearly bankrupt.

1980: Congress passed, and President Jimmy Carter signed, a loan guarantee act for Chrysler. Because of this, the government essentially acted as a co-signer of a $1.5 billion loan for the company. It worked, as the next few years saw Chrysler reporting record profits.

1983: Chrysler paid off its federally guaranteed loans seven years early. They would also introduces minivans, the Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan, which created a new market niche.

1996: Chrysler’s share of the combined U.S. and Canada retail car and truck market reaches 16.2 percent — its highest point since 1957 — due in large part to the company’s highly profitable lineup of minivans and Jeeps,

1998: In a $36 billion takeover deal, Chrysler Corp. merges with German automaker Daimler-Benz to become DaimlerChrysler AG.

2001: Due to massive losses, shrinking markets, and stiff competition, DaimlerChrysler cut 26,000 jobs and idled six plants.

2005: A few years later they would bounce back, with the Chrysler Group earning $2 billion in profit. Sales were boosted by the stylish Chrysler 300 sedan, the Dodge Magnum wagon featuring rear-wheel drive, and the Dodge Ram pickup.

2006: Chrysler Group didn’t have a great year and reported a net loss of $1.5 billion.

February 2007: Chrysler cut 13,000 jobs under a new restructuring plan, which was essentially 16 percent of its workforce.

May 14, 2007: The private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management took over 80 percent of Chrysler for $7.4 billion.

2009: The company is forced into federal bankruptcy protection.

2011: Chrysler posts its first quarterly profit since 2006 and pays back $7.6 billion in loans from the American and Canadian governments.

2012: The partnership between Chrysler and Fiat flourishes, and together they produce new vehicles that combines the talents of both corporations.

2014: Fiat takes over ownership of Chrysler in a $4.4 billion deal with the United Automobile Workers retiree health care fund. The adopt the formal name, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and a new logo.

Fast Facts

The company’s first electric vehicle was produced in 1979.

Chrysler stands twelfth in the list of the largest automakers, excluding cars made by Fiat.

The company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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They partner with No Kid Hungry to stop childhood hunger in the United States.

The first minivan was introduced to the public in 1984.

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IN 1960, the 300-C broke the speed record at over 175 mph.

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Go Beyond Standard Auto Service at Milito’s

Maintenance

From oil changes to wiper blades, Milito’s can keep your Chrysler driving smoothly down the Chicago streets, any time of the year (even in pothole season).

Stop by for regular maintenance, no appointment needed!

Repairs

Whether you need standard repairs from regular wear, or have a more complex problem with your Chrysler vehicle, rely on Milito’s!

Our Chrysler Service Specialists will care for your vehicle like its their own. We can diagnose and repair any issue quickly!

Full-Service Care

Milito’s takes care of Chicago’s Chryslers, inside and out!

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