Auto Europe offers car hire package with free winter tyres for numerous destinations worldwide. If you book a car at our special winter rates, there will be no extra charge for these locally, making you well prepared for winter conditions on the road. Below you can find the list of countries where this equipment is included in the rate.
Our special packages will be displayed as "Winter Tyres Included" when you book your car rental online. We have prepared a summary of regulations for winter equipment in various countries. As the winterisation fee is not offered by all suppliers in the countries listed below, be sure to choose our special seasonal package when booking your car online. As a result, not only will you save time and money, but you will also be well prepared for a safe trip.
There are no specific laws concerning winter equipment in Switzerland. Road signs indicate the areas where winter equipment is mandatory and it is therefore advisable to adjust your car to the weather conditions during these cold months. Many suppliers in Switzerland equip their fleet with winter tyres and charge no additional fee for the extra equipment.
Although there is no general regulation in Italy, having winter tyres or snow chains is mandatory in some regions from 15th November until 15th April. Road signs indicate where and when it is compulsory. For example, in the Aosta Valley area vehicles must be fitted with winter tyres or snow chains from 15th October until 15th April. By booking our special winter rates, you can be sure that your car rental in Italy will be equipped with snow chains.
In most Eastern European countries, suppliers provide winter equipment in order to ensure safe travel. You can find the full list of countries where suppliers do not charge any extra costs in the table above. Most car rental companies in Bulgaria and Croatia, where it is recommended to equip cars for winter road conditions as from November until April, also include the winterisation fee in their rental offer.
If you need a car hire for your winter holidays in the USA, don't worry! Many companies equip vehicles with all-season tyres and apply no extra charges. In Canada most suppliers offer winter tyres only for rentals in Montreal and Quebec City. We advise you to check the Terms and Conditions before booking to see your supplier's policy.
In Macedonia winter tyres are mandatory from November until March and all our suppliers include them in their rental offer, while in Bulgaria and Montenegro some companies may apply an additional fee. Look for our special seasonal offers to save on that extra cost.