The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a compact car that was introduced in the millennial year. The vehicle is one of the few cars in the market that is retro-styled. This makes it unique among other cars on the roads. Though vehicles are produced in different styles, systems like the engine, transmission and suspension perform the same function in any car. Like any other automobile, over time, your Chrysler PT Cruiser's parts can go bad. You do not think of replacing or repairing parts in your car very often, unless you come across symptoms that indicate a possible problem with any of your car's parts. In such cases, you give the pesky defective part a thorough check and replace it, if necessary. BuyAutoParts.com comes in when you need quality replacements for your automobile. With our extensive range of auto parts, we can help your car get back into good running conditions.
The Chrysler PT Cruiser was in production for almost eleven years from 2000 to 2010. There were a total of 1.35 million cars offered in the market throughout the world. The model was originally set to be released as a Plymouth model. However, as Plymouth was discontinued in 2001, the PT Cruiser was then introduced as a Chrysler model. In the first year of its introduction, the PT Cruiser won the North American Car of the Year award. In the same year, the vehicle found a place in Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list.
The PT Cruiser was first released in a 5-door hatchback body style. In 2005, a 2-door convertible model was added to the PT Cruiser series. This model featured an integrated “sport bar” for an improved rollover protection. The PT Cruiser works on an inline four-cylinder engine (either gasoline or diesel). Since the vehicle has a front-wheel drive, the engine was mounted in the front. The PT Cruiser includes a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. The vehicle was built on the Chrysler PT platform.
The PT Cruiser was offered with a number of choices in trim levels, variants and other updates. The car was offered in trim levels such as the Base, Limited and Touring. Some versions of the PT Cruiser include the "Dream Cruiser", "Street Cruiser", "Pacific Coast Highway Edition", Classic Edition and Limited Edition.
For customers who desired an extra power output from the PT Cruiser, Chrysler introduced the PT Cruiser GT, a turbocharged variant of the model. The engine also included superior features than the standard model and had an improved cooling and oil system. While Chrysler increased the engine power using a turbocharger, the exhaust system in the GT was also enhanced. A performance-tuned exhaust system designed using a large diameter chrome exhaust tip was included to provide an improved exhaust performance. Other standard features of the GT include disc brakes with ABS and traction control systems.
Chrysler is a legendary American brand that was formed in 1925. Named for its founder, Walter Chrysler, the brand has its central offices in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The brand offers the best of both worlds: luxury and mainstream vehicles. Chrysler is widely known for its association with Plymouth. Together, these companies formed a division named Chrysler-Plymouth that marketed cars under both the brand names. Chrysler is one of the main names that represents the American automotive manufacturers and it has a fitting slogan “America's Import”.
At BuyAutoParts.com, we understand how faulty parts can sabotage your driving experience. The fuel system is one part that can literally drain your pocket when it goes bad. A faulty fuel system can sometimes inject more fuel than necessary to your engine, resulting in over-consumption of fuel. A fuel injection system includes a fuel injector, fuel reservoir and fuel pump. Fuel from the fuel reservoir is sent to the fuel pump. The fuel pump generates the required pressure in the fuel and sends it to the fuel injection system. The fuel injector introduces fuel in the combustion chamber at the right time to achieve the maximum power. For the purpose of transferring fuel to the engine, there are fuel lines which carry the fuel to the pertinent parts. There are a number of problems associated with the fuel system: The fuel lines can develop cracks and leak fuel, or the fuel pump can fail to generate the required pressure, or the fuel tank may become contaminated. Common symptoms of a bad fuel system include decreased engine power/efficiency and stalling. The “Check Engine Light” in your vehicle will light up to indicate fuel-related problems, since they also affect the engine efficiency.