All About the Chrysler Automobile and its Parts

What is the Chrysler Automobile?

Since it was founded by Walter Percy Chrysler in 1925. Chrysler has become one of the most well-known and well-loved family brand of sedans & minivans. Despite being a United States-based company, Chrysler automobiles have international distribution. The company itself has been in the automobile market for more than 90 years, undergoing numerous technological innovations through this time, upgrading car parts, replacing outdated systems with more advanced ones, and releasing updates to preexisting models. Through these years, Chrysler has released a wide range of over 30 models to fit with the changing needs of the market.

Despite struggling through a series of financial crises, including the automotive industry crisis of 2008 - 2010, Chrysler automobiles became - and have remained - a favourite in the car world. Numerous Chrysler models have received awards, and the Chrysler automobiles have been ranked internationally as the 13th best selling brand. Since inventing the minivan segment in 1983, Chrysler has sold over 12 million minivans worldwide.

At present, Chrysler remains a strong brand with 2 models in its lineup - the Chrysler 300, and the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which was named the best of 2017 by However, it is Chrysler's older, discontinued models that make up the brand's identity and legacy. The demand for Chrysler replacement parts remains high as minivan owners seek to maintain their familiar, reliable, Chrysler models.

Famous Chrysler Models

Although Chrysler has over 30 discontinued models that are no longer in production, it is a selection of these that became the more well-known models of the brand. 

The 2000 Chrysler Voyager series is one of the examples of this. As one of Chrysler's first minivans in the 1980's the Chrysler Voyager was one of the models that helped build the foundations for the Chrysler brand internationally. Despite being discontinued in 2015, the demand for 2000 Chrysler Voyager parts is still high, as the reliability of the vehicle to owners is irreplaceable, and the repairs costing more than buying a new one.

From 1988 to 2015, Chrysler produced five generations of the Voyager, which was one of their longest-running minivan models. Noted for its reliability and usability, Voyager models are a favourite for family trips, and is great for large families or for group transportation. Due to being a multi-purpose vehicle, many Voyager owners continue to keep their vehicles well-maintained with voyager parts

One of the notable Voyager parts is its Stow 'n Go seating system, which allows its five rear seats to fold into the floor, creating a massive boot space for hauling objects. With this system, the vans can have a maximum cargo space volume of about 4.5 cubic meters.

Another iconic Chrysler model is the Chrysler 300C. With production from 1955 up to the present, the model has undergone several innovations both in its 300C parts and its visual appearance.

Upon its release, the Chrysler 300C was one of the most-awarded new cars, being the 2005 Moto Trend Car of the Year, being featured on the Driver's Ten Best list for two consecutive years, and also winning the North American Car of the Year. In addition, it was a finalist of the 2005 World Car of the Year, and was the Canadian Car of the Year in the Best New Luxury Car awards.

Aside from these, 300C became widely popular in the mid-2000s due to appearances in popular media and having been owned by a number of celebrities. Still, many will agree that a well-maintained older generation 300C will be equally reliable, and less expensive to buy 300C parts for.

A third widely-known Chrysler brand is the PT Cruiser. With its retro style, its visual appeal came from the nostalgia it invoked, reminiscent of the brand's older models. Despite its old style, the PT Cruiser's interior layout had undergone an upgrade. Similar to the Voyager, the model's seats could be modified, allowing them to be moved, folded, and even removed from the vehicle, allowing the van to quickly transform from a five-seater to a one-seater with a huge cargo hold.

Its initials - standing for "Personal Transport" - reflected its multiple functions as family transport, a weekend getaway vehicle, or even a cargo hauling service. Although it was only produced from 2001 to 2010, its utility and versatility have not lessened through the years, and easy repairs keep existing units reliable and functioning.

What's special about Chrysler replacement parts

The average lifespan of a car is 8 years; if well-built and properly maintained, they can reach 15. However, buying automobiles are expensive, and often the decision of which car to buy is done with great care to ensure you're getting your money's worth. Unfortunately, depreciation makes the value of cars drop extremely fast. Maintenance of newer car models are also becoming more expensive, as replacement parts are more difficult to acquire.

Buying used cars and maintaining them, though, is less expensive than buying a newer model. As Chrysler is renowned for its engineering expertise, it's still common to see discontinued Chrysler models such as the Voyager and the PT Cruiser around. While now only buyable as used cars or in used car dealerships, these older automobiles are still being maintained through regular repairs and new Chrysler parts.

This is the great part about Chrysler replacement parts - whether you already own a Chrysler or are looking to buy a used model, Chrysler replacement parts are the best way to preserve and maintain your vehicle. There's no need to buy a new car when the value's likely to drop by 40% or more after the first few months, when you can simply upgrade an older model Voyager with a few spare parts.

Whether it's parts for a 300C or a PT Cruiser, buying Chrysler car parts are a better, more affordable method of getting the most miles out of your vehicle. For older models like these, though, finding factory original repair parts and great service can be difficult.

We at Hi Tech Auto Parts are here to provide you with high-quality parts and great service for all your Chrysler replacement part needs, delivering to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and anywhere else in New Zealand.

Keep your Chrysler in top shape and well-maintained, and contact us!

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