26 October 2011 – Winter tyres are the smart way to ensure a car’s safety on the snowy roads of the UK and Europe this winter, advises award-winning car hire website Carrentals.co.uk. The comparator is advising Brits to think ahead with a cold winter predicted this year.
Last year the heavy, early snow in the UK led many drivers to buy and fit snow tyres on their cars – which caused many big name providers such as Kwik Fit to run out of stocks.
Carrentals.co.uk regularly warns Brits heading away on ski holidays to book snow chains and winter tyres before they travel to be sure of getting what they need for their trips. With the prospect of a snowy UK winter looming however the website warns Brits to consider winter tyres on Britain’s roads too.
The vast majority of car hire providers do not carry winter tyres or snow chains as standard items and consider them to be extras – but travellers to ski resorts still often leave it until they arrive to ask about them.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “The matter of when is the right time to add winter snow tyres to a car is a tricky one – there’s no hard and fast rule about adding them to a car which must be adhered to but they are still highly recommended in snowy, icy weather.”
“People renting a car overseas for a ski trip should be smart and plan ahead – book a ‘snow pack’ which includes winter tyres, snow chains and more, to be sure you avoid missing out.”
Carrentals.co.uk is the leading hire car comparison site comparing cheap car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 15,000 locations worldwide including locations across Europe includin gcar hire in Frankfurt and car hire in Berlin.
To compare the best prices visit www.carrentals.co.uk.