Driving in winter conditions can be difficult for even the most experienced drivers, make sure you are prepared to face the snow and ice with our available fleet of vehicles equipped with snow tires. If you are visiting locations in the US that are known for their snowy winters, our winter tire equipped vehicles will allow you to feel safe and secure while navigating winter conditions. In Europe, your Sixt car rental will come equipped with them as standard between the rental period of 11.01.2017 until 04.30.2018.
Unlike other extras, snow tires come as standard in countries where they are required either by law or due to the winter driving conditions. To make sure you're renting a vehicle with winter tires, when selecting your car online you will see beside the car if they are included. Should they not be fitted already, please request them and our staff will be sure to meet your needs.
In Germany and Austria, winter tires are required by law during the snowy seasons. Your Sixt car rental will come equipped with them as standard between the rental period of 11.01.2017 until 04.30.2018. In France and Switzerland, winter tires are not required by law, however, they could be very useful if you’re planning on visiting the Alps or going on a ski trip. After entering your desired pick-up locations and dates, you will see which of our rental vehicles in Switzerland and France are bookable with snow tires and then how much they cost per day. Our helpful staff in-branch can also advise on which is best for your trip.
To ensure safe travels during the winter months, snow tires are only required for harsh, winter conditions which is why they are only available in areas prone to winter climates. Areas such as the Midwest and northern United States that are prone to winter weather do not require winter tires by law but recommend them for the winter months. Our helpful staff in-branch can also advise on what is best for your trip.
To ensure safe travels during the winter months, snow chains are available at many Sixt locations in Europe - find out about snow chains.
* Subject to availability. Even though winter tires are not available in some locations of the US, Sixt provides them in many areas that experience winter conditions around the country.