The Plymouth Deluxe was a product of an odd marketing strategy by Chrysler. It was meant to be entry-level affordable but boasted of features far beyond what any in the competition could offerhydraulic brakes being one of them. The Deluxe enjoyed only a short four-year production run, but those were four truly amazing years! You see, unlike most cars that came out of the era, the Deluxe had a far more solid, sculpted appearance that made it seem more sculpture than automobileit was curvaceous and had not a sharp line across its entire length. Even today, nearly 60 year later, it still looks the part of a dignified, classy ridecoming back to life on the roadways of America.
Of the models and variants that came out, the 1949 Plymouth Deluxe was perhaps one of the most popularit was a convertible. There was something about the combination of a canvas, removable roof and the sleek styling of the body that made this Deluxe standout. On moment it was buttoned down and formal enough to take to a classy gatheringthe next, it was top down and carefree enough to glide with childish glee down the interstate. It seemed to be able to be all things to everyone all at oncenever settling on a single niche. In that way, the '49 Deluxe stayed fresh and excitingeven to this day!
In the automotive industry, oldies but goodies like the Plymouth Deluxe get a new lease on like with quality parts and accessories that make the rounds in online retailers and brick-and-mortar shops across America. Whether it is 1947, 1948, 1949 Plymouth Deluxe parts you're looking for, there's a dedicated enough fan base to keep manufacturers churning out part after part. You can refurbish and replace any and all components: from the mechanical and electrical parts in your engine, to the climate control elements, and even "smaller" parts like gas caps, antennas, and wiper bladesthey're out there just waiting for the smart Plymouth Deluxe owner to pounce on them!
Basic Plymouth Deluxe Maintenance Tips
Time is a commodity too precious to simply spend on repeated repairs that could have been prevented. How does this headache come about? That happens when you favor other things over the scheduled car maintenance. And when you postpone it time and again, you will lose the chance to detect oncoming defects and malfunctioning parts early on. Consequently, the faulty parts will worsen and eventually affect the others. When they finally succumb to the defects, you will have to spend so much time trying to bring your car's health back. And with a high mileage Plymouth Deluxe, expect to spend more time finding replacements and some more time for repairs. Avoid time-consuming repair needs with these 3 basic ways:
- Change engine oil on schedule.
Lubrication is very important for the engine to work. But the lubrication itself can pose harm to the engine. How so? Dirt, impurities, and extreme heat will take toll on the quality of the engine oil through months of use. The time will come for its need of servicing. Not every car owner is able to easily set aside time to answer to this maintenance requirement, though. Others even let the vehicle run several months more before having the oil changed. As a result, the engine suffers from several problems that end in failure. That condition will ask more of your time. So when the color of your engine oil turns dark, make sure to have it changed the soonest possible time. Better yet, be mindful of the recommended servicing schedule specified in the owner's manual.
- Check tire pressure daily.
How would you know that your tires need additional air pressure? Of course, you won't be able to know that when you go directly to the driver's seat and turn the ignition on. Take some time checking each of the tires. Make sure that the air pressure is enough to carry the vehicle's weight as well as its load. Remember that every tire size needs specific air pressure in order to perform well and according to the requirement of the engine and of the driver.
Tire pressure is important for traction because the tires will not have a good grip of the road surface if it's soft. It also affects the brakes, making the stopping power to fail. Low tire pressure can also increase roll over since the car will not have proper balance. And of course, running with low tire pressure will result in damaged wheels.
- Inspect transmission oil level regularly.
The sounds, the smell, and the feel can all help, but these may not be enough to know there's a problem in the transmission system. You can only determine its real condition by doing regular checkup and by making sure it runs with healthy transmission oil. Why the importance? Every moving part of the transmission system is dependent on the transmission or gear oil. When it gets thirsty, the gears will suffer the most. And with a classic car like your Plymouth Deluxe, finding replacement parts can be a real challenge. Repair will also be really expensive. However, you need not go through all these hassles if you mind the level of your transmission oil regularly.