Friday 28 October 2011

Carrentals warns motorists to think about winter tyres.

We are near the end of a very mild October (currently 13 degrees in the London area), in a month when we had a very hot "late summer" weekend at the start. Carrentals have just issued a press release earlier today reminding us that winter is not far away and it was not too good last year...so be prepared.

Their release say... Snow Tyres Advised on UK and European Roads This Winter Says Carrentals.co.uk

Award-winning car hire website wants Brits to think about fitting winter tyres at home as well as abroad with a view to safety.

With another cold UK winter just around the corner and weathermen predicting snow very soon, award-winning car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk has warned motorists to think about putting winter tyres onto their cars not just abroad but at home as well.

This time last year leading suppliers of car tyres like Kwik Fit were even found to have sold out of their stock of winter tyres as Brits in their thousands looked to make their cars safer and more secure on the UK's snow-laden roads.

Each winter Carrentals.co.uk tells its site users heading for ski holidays to pre-book winter tyres and snow chains when they reserve their rental car to be sure of getting what they need - this year however the website is also advising Brits at home to think about fitting winter tyres when snow is forecast by the weatherman.

Car rental providers typically class winter tyres and snow chains among their list of optional extras, but many drivers still expect them to be available on arrival in a ski resort - this can lead to people paying more for them or missing out altogether.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: "Whether or not winter tyres must be fitted on a car remains a confusing issue for drivers, but they're certainly required in ski resorts around Europe and this year advisable on the UK's roads."

"If hiring a car in a ski resort in the Alps or Pyrenees this year the smart move it to book a 'snow pack' with your rental provider before travelling - this is the way to ensure availability of these valuable extras like snow chains and special tyres."

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 including car hire in Frankfurt and car hire in Berlin.

To compare the best prices visit carrentals.co.uk Here.

We hope that it is not as bad as last year and if it is does not last so long, however this release contains some good advice, in the meantime enjoy a sunny weekend.


Anonymous said...

It is true that winter tyres
used for the safety in winter and reduced the accident chances..

nblackthorn said...

Thanks for the great post! I've been looking for a place to get cheap tyres fitted for ages now, thanks!