According to Allpar’s long-time member “Mr. Source,” the new chief of Chrysler de Mexico, Bruno Cattori, told dealer service managers that they will start selling Bridgestone and Firestone tires, including covering warranty work. Mr. Cattori said that Chrysler dealers were losing customers when they had to send customers elsewhere for tire replacements and tire warranty work. Firestone and Bridgestone are brands of a single company, Japan-based Bridgestone, which acquired Firestone in 1988. Mr. Source also wrote that Mr. Cattori, a Mercedes import, has yet to start driving a Chrysler product; instead, he is driving an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Chrysler de Mexico also handles sales for Fiat and Alfa Romeo, though the two brands are a small part of their overall sales; Chrysler de Mexico also sells Hyundais, rebadged under the Dodge name (but leaving the stylized “H” logo), partly because under Daimler, the company had no subcompact or compact sedans of..
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