A Brief History of Chrysler
Chrysler was founded by Walter Chrysler on June 6, 1925. The original Chrysler vehicle included a carburetor air filter, high compression engine, full pressure lubrication, and an oil filter, features absent from most autos at the time. The advanced engineering Chrysler cars had put the company into the second-place position of vehicle sales in the United States by 1936, which it held until 1949. Chrysler and Philco teamed up to produce the world’s first all-transistor car radio, which they released on April 28, 1955. The radio was a $150 option on the 1956 Imperial (Chrysler Company’s line of luxury vehicles) automobile models. Imperial would see new body styles introduced every two to three years, all with V8 engines and automatic transmissions, as well as technologies that would filter down to Chrysler corporation’s other models. Imperial was folded back into the Chrysler brand in 1971.
Also in the 1970s, Chrysler established an engineering partnership with Mitsubishi Motors, and Chrysler started selling Mitsubishi cars branded as Dodge and Plymouth in North America. However, Chrysler could not keep up with the demand of smaller cars after the oil crisis in 1973, increased US import competition, and tougher government regulation of car safety, fuel economy, and emissions. Chrysler took several government loans which were repaid with interest in 1983. In November of that same year, Chrysler released the Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager, which established the minivan as a major and brought Chrysler back to stability. In 1987, Chrysler acquired American Motors Corporation, bringing the profitable Jeep brand under the Chrysler umbrella.
Today, Chrysler continues to own Jeep and Dodge. Chrysler vehicles are known for their affordability for a luxury brand, their advanced technology, high performance that creates a positive driving experience every time, and its many awards, including J.D. Power‘s “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality” and Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine‘s “Best Family Minivan of 2017.”
Today’s Jeep vehicles include:
- Jeep Wrangler
Jeep’s iconic body-on-frame SUV, the Wrangler has one the best resale values of any vehicle in the United States. The Jeep Wrangler comes in two-door and four-door versions, the latter the more popular.
- Jeep Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee modernized the SUV when it was first released in the 1980s, and the compact crossover got a facelift in its 2019 version.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep’s range-topping midsize SUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has won over 30 awards for off-road capability, luxury, value, best-in-class, and safety, making it the most awarded SUV ever.
- Jeep Compass
Known as the mini Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Jeep Compass offers plenty of cargo space with a modern aesthetic design.
- Jeep Renegade
The smallest Jeep that is marketed outside of North America. The subcompact crossover received a makeover in 2019.
- Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator is an all new midsize pickup truck. It is projected to the best resale value of any other car in the United States.
Today’s Dodge vehicles include:
- Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is the most affordable midsize crossover in its class. The car is designed to grow with your family and has endless storage space and has a multitude of safety and security features.
- Dodge Durango
The Durango is America’s fastest, most capable standard three-row SUV.
- Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan designed for every family road trip. The car has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
Your Trusted Shop for Chrysler Repair
Eventually, all vehicles need to be brought in for repairs. Whatever your needs are, you can take your Chrysler to Clintonville Automotive Repair Service. Proudly serving residents of Columbus and surrounding areas since 1962, our highly-skilled technicians go through extensive automotive repair training. At Clintonville Automotive Repair Service, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction, and we will make sure your vehicle is taken care of with top-notch service and also efficiently and cost-effectively. Here are some reasons why you should choose us:
- We service all passenger vehicles and trucks, regardless of model and make.
- Rental vehicles are available for your use while your car is in our shop.
- We have ASE-Certified technicians.
- We provide standard preventative maintenance as well as larger engine and transmission repairs.
- All of our work comes with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty.
If you are in or nearby Columbus, feel free to give us a call at 614-300-2995 to schedule an appointment at Clintonville Automotive Repair Service today!