Your guide to better winter driving in Europe
To help you enjoy safer, more reliable and more comfortable journeys, we offer a range of winter driving accessories:
• Winter tyres - for significantly improved handling and stopping distances in snow and ice, as well as on wet roads where the temperature is below 7°C. Discover the Hertz winter tyre fleet.
• Snow chains - for better grip on snow or ice. They are usually attached to the drive wheels of the vehicle and must be fitted in pairs.
• Anti-freeze diesel fuel additive - designed for use in temperatures as low as -20 °C, it avoids the risk of your diesel freezing and the potential extra cost of road assistance, car recovery and repairs. The treatment is available for the first tank of diesel only and covers you for a maximum of 500km.
European countries where winter driving accessories are available:
Switzerland - availability and rates
France - availability and rates
Austria - availability and rates
Germany - availability and rates
Spain - availability and rates
Finland - availability and rates
In Italy, you must use winter tyres from November to March. Some locations charge the cost in order to fit them (this will be included in your rental rate). In some other locations however, snow chains are not compulsory, so it’s up to you whether to add them to your rental or not.