Where and under which circumstances do we need to request to have and hence, use Winter Tires?
In many of our car rental locations annually, there exist wintery conditions which require the use of Winter Tires or Snow Tires, as they are alternatively known. You may order such tires at our Optional Car Rental Extras section (Step 2 of our Booking Process) along with your rental. Many times during Wintery conditions, they are automatically selected by our Booking Process and therefore become a compulsory extra, as per laws of the country in question and weather conditions at the time. The main feature of winter tires is that they possess a special deeper tooth-like tread which is aimed specifically for better traction & grip at lower temperatures. As opposed to Winter Tires, normal everyday tires start to quickly lose traction at degrees colder than 45 degrees Fahrenheit, or below 7 degrees Celsius. Whether your rental car offers ABS brakes and onboard manually-set, or all-time Traction Control (4x4), a good and proper set of Winter Tires will prevent your car from some good degree of skidding.