Winter is coming, and Mopar will try to help drivers stay safe in the cold weather this year by offering a winter tire and wheel package for a variety of FCA US vehicles for the first time.

The packages combine everything drivers need to be prepared for slick roads, including winter tires, steel wheels, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors. Even better, the company delivers them mounted, balanced, and ready for installation. Customers can order the bundles from dealers now.

Mopar offers packages with the General Altimax Arctic tire on the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Cherokee, and Chrysler 200. All- and rear-wheel drive configurations of the Chrysler 300 get the Michelin X-Ice Xi3, and the all- and rear-drive Dodge Charger models use the Continental WinterContact SI. Depending on the vehicle, prices vary between $242 and $292 per wheel, and Mopar will expand the program to even more models next year.

Spending the extra money on winter tires really can make a difference. Experts are clear that the specialized rubber simply works better when the weather gets cold. They can shorten braking distances and improve traction – even with all-wheel drive. Plus, winter tires can often last for more than one year, which spreads out the investment.
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ALL-NEW MOPAR WINTER WHEEL ASSEMBLIES DELIVER ADDITIONAL COLD-WEATHER CONTROL
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Mopar winter wheel assemblies include winter tire, steel rim, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Assemblies delivered mounted, balanced, ready to install
December 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Winter is coming and just in time, so are all-new Mopar winter wheel assemblies.

The all-new Mopar winter wheel assemblies are available for order for a variety of FCA US vehicles. Assemblies include a winter tire, steel rim and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and are delivered mounted and balanced, so you or your dealership can quickly and easily pop off all-season rims and rubber and put on cold-weather appropriate gear.

"Mopar is rolling out our first-ever offering of winter wheel assemblies for those customers who desire a little extra control during the cold weather seasons," said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. "The assemblies arrive ready to install and deliver additional peace of mind, even in areas unaffected by the harshest winter weather."

Winter wheel assemblies are available for FCA US vehicles including the Dodge Caravan, Dodge Charger (AWD and RWD), Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler 300 (AWD and RWD), Chrysler 200 and Jeep® Cherokee, with the program scheduled to expand to encompass even more vehicle models next year.

Mopar winter wheel assembly prices will range between $242 to $292 per wheel, depending on the vehicle (dealer installation is separate). Customers can visit their local FCA US LLC dealership for more information.

About Mopar Winter Tires
Mopar winter tires provide extra protection for when Jack Frost comes nipping, and are also appropriate for vehicles driven in regions spared the most extreme winter weather. Winter tires don't require ice and snow to go to work — they remain flexible and allow for enhanced handling and stopping even when weather conditions fall under 45 degrees.

Mopar winter tires are also a wise choice for four-wheel-drive vehicles, with aggressive tread patterns that augment the additional control provided via four-wheel drive.

Popular brands of available Mopar winter tires include Bridgestone, Goodyear, Yokohama, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, Michelin and Continental and many more, with more than 1,100 winter tire fitments offered.

About Mopar Brand
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked in 1937 with the launch of an antifreeze product, but it truly made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era. From Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, the brand soon expanded to include technical service and customer support.

Today, Mopar is FCA's service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 27 customer-contact hubs globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for FCA brands.

Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles. This offers a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at www.mopar.com.

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