Car hire winter products

Avis Winter Products

At Avis we want to make it easier and safer for you to rent a car and drive in all types of weather. That's why we offer a range of winter products, all specifically designed for your safety and convenience.

Please see below for specific details related to winter country pick-ups, but for all other countries please contact our call centre on 0844 581 0147.
Avis winter car hire - snow chains, snow tyres and ski racks

What winter products do Avis offer?

    

Snow Tyres

Due to snowy conditions in many countries winter tyres are necessary to drive and are compulsory by law during a specific time of the year. For selected countries, winter tyres are fitted free of charge, other countries may charge a fee.

Snow Tyres
    

Snow Chains

Snow chains are not compulsory during winter seasons but are available to rent at certain branches. They can be reserved with your hire car via the website, and the option to book will only be available for participating branches.

Please be aware that prices vary between countries and the specific quote for hire can be viewed during your booking process.

Snow Chains
    
Ski Racks

Whether you’re a black run expert or more of a nursery slope skier, you’ll need a ski rack. Ski racks are available for hire at selected Avis branches. They can be reserved with your hire car via the website, and the option to book will only be available for participating branches.

Please be aware that prices vary between countries and the specific quote for hire can be viewed during your booking process.
Ski Rack
    

Winter Products terms by country

    
Car hire Austria
Austria
Winter tyres are compulsory and fitted between 1 November - 15 April and a fee will apply. Snow Chains and ski racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
Car hire Bulgaria Bulgaria
Snow chains and ski / snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
    
Car hire Canada

Canada
Winter tyres and snow chains are not available in most provinces and territories. In Québec, winter tyres are compulsory from 15 December through to 15 March. Avis vehicles are equipped with all weather tyres. Ski/Snowboard racks are available at selected Avis branches.

Car hire Denmark

Denmark
It is recommended to drive with snow tyres in Denmark between 1st November and 31st March. If you wish to have snow tyres on your rental car, please select them during the booking process. If you do not select snow tyres the rental car will be delivered with summer tyres.

    
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Estonia
Winter tyres are compulsory between 15 November - 15 March and are fitted free of charge. Ski/Snowboard racks are available at selected Avis branches.

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Car Hire France

France
Snow chains and ski / snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.

Car Hire Italy

Italy
Snow chains and ski / snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.

Please be aware that, for most Italian provinces, there is the requirement to fit winter tyres or have a set of snow chains on board specifically for the type of vehicle hired in the period between November 15th and April 15th. We recommend you check in advance whether your travel itinerary covers one or more stretches of road where this requirement is in force. This can be done by consulting the websites www.poliziadistato.it and www.mit.gov.it.

    
Car hire Norway

Norway
Winter tyres are compulsory between 1 November - 15 March and are fitted free of charge. Snow chains and ski racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.

Car hire Romania

Romania
Winter tyres are compulsory between 15 November - 31 March and a fee will apply. Snow chains are available on request at selected Avis branches.

    
Car hire Slovakia

Slovakia
Winter tyres are compulsory and fitted between 15 November - 31 March and a fee will apply. Snow chains are available on request at selected Avis branches.

Car Hire Slovenia

Slovenia
Winter tyres are compulsory and fitted between 15 November - 15 March and a fee will apply. Snow chains and ski racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.

    
Car Hire Switzerland
Switzerland
Ski racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
Car Hire USA USA
Winter tyres and snow chains are not available. Avis vehicles are equipped with all weather tyres. Ski/snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
    

    
     
    

    
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