Hit the slopes on your next holiday! Auto Europe offer free winter tyres on selected car rental across numerous destinations worldwide. Save yourself time and money at the counter with our inclusive winter packages. When booking your car hire online, simply look out for the 'Winter Tyres Included' banner on our booking engine.
We've put together a summary of regulations for winter tyres in various destinations:
Winter tyres are mandatory in Germany when the conditions become colder and more wintry. This equipment will be provided by the suppliers when you hire a vehicle. Make sure you are well prepared next holiday and take advantage of our 'Winter Tyres Included' packages online and save.
Winter tyres in Austria are mandatory from the 1st November until the 15th April each year. Make sure you avoid paying extra by securing one of our 'Winter Tyres Included' deals. Get an inclusive car hire deal and feel secure on the chilly roads this season!
Although winter tyres are not enforced in countries such as Slovakia and Poland, the majority of suppliers will equip cars with them to keep passengers safe. Drivers are recommended to fit their cars with winter tyres in Belarus and Moldova during winter and in Croatia from November to April. The Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania have implemented mandatory winter tyres and we suggest that all our clients book winter tyres in all Eastern European countries during the colder season. Drivers are Winter rates are also marked as 'Winter Tyres Included' in our online booking system.
Most rental companies will equip rental cars with winter tyres in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, the Baltic countries such as Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and in Iceland. You will find these rates marked as 'Winter Tyres Included' in our online booking engine.
Many car rental companies will equip their hire vehicles with all-season tyres in the USA and Canada. Although this is not mandatory, many travellers equip their vehicles to be safe in more difficult terrain. Check the terms and conditions on your car hire to find out what policy the supplier offers.
In Switzerland or Hungary, making sure your car hire is well-equipped for the weather conditions during winter is highly advisable. Although winter tyres are not mandatory, it is advised to book our winter package, as you will save money and be fully prepared for the more difficult road conditions on your next holiday.
It is not mandatory to drive a car equipped with winter tyres in all of Italy, but some regions do require winter tyres or snow chains during the period from 15 November to 15 April. You will see road signs indicating if and where this is required. In the Aosta Valley region, for example, the use of winter tyres or snow chains is mandatory from 15 October to 15 April. When you book our special winter rates, you can rest assured that your car hire in Italy will include snow chains.
Some of the countries in the Balkans, like Macedonia or Montenegro, have introduced mandatory winter tyres during winter. If you are travelling in Serbia by car, be sure to rent a car with winter tyres when there is snow and ice and carry mandatory snow chains from November to April. In order to stay safe on the road during colder months and to save on the seasonal equipment, book our special deals marked "Winter Tyres Included".