How to Book Winter & Snow Tires
Unlike our other optional upgrades like snow chains (which provide extra grip to all-season tyres) and ski racks, our snow tyres come as standard when they are required by local driving laws. To make sure you're renting a vehicle with winter tyres, when selecting your car online you will see beside the car if they are included.
If they're not included automatically, they can be as an extra. To add-on winter tyres to your hire car, simply select the option after you have chosen your ideal car category. The price will be shown and updated automatically.
Drive Safe with Winter Equipment for your Car Rental
Snow tyres are essential for safe driving in winter but are only required for harsh conditions. This is why they are unavailable (for your rental) in the UK but common in Alpine European destinations. It's worth noting that in many parts of Europe, they are a legal requirement. For example in Finland, Latvia, and Estonia, winter tyres are mandatory within a certain time frame, and in Germany and Austria, all vehicles must be fitted with winter tyres in wintry conditions. Unlike summer tyres, winter tyres - or snow tyres - don't harden in cold weather, so the road grip is much better.
*Subject to availability. Even though winter tires are not available in some locations of the UK, SIXT provides them in many areas that experience winter conditions around the country.