Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Fiat 500, like many new vehicles on the market, comes with a tire inflation kit as standard equipment and offers an optional spare tire at additional cost. Research shows this is suitable for most people, but if you wanted a spare, you would have to order from the dealer all the individual pieces to retrofit the spare tire carrier to the car and that could easily run over $425.00.
The Fiat 500 spare tire is hung under the vehicle. The heavily reinforced chassis and added rear crossbeam necessitate that.
Fiat, always listening to feedback from its customers, has come up with a solution:
The MOPAR Compact Spare Tire Kit for the FIAT 500. Part number - 82212995.
The kit combines all the necessary parts needed to complete the full compact spare installation; including the compact spare, jack, and carrying case. The dealer installed MOPAR Compact Spare Tire Kit will be priced at $275 plus installation.
The MOPAR kit now provides the flexibility for Studios to order the standard Tire Inflator Kit and then add the Compact Spare Tire kit at the time of sale. The MOPAR kit allows customers the option of the added security of both features.