Drivers Should Plan Ahead for Snow Tyres This Winter Says Carrentals.co.uk
Released on: October 26, 2011, 3:05 pm
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Brits should consider using winter snow tyres on UK roads as
well as when travelling in European ski locations
26 October 2011 – Winter tyres are the smart way to ensure a car's safety on the
snowy roads of the UK and Europe this winter, advises award-winning car hire website
Carrentals.co.uk. The comparator is advising Brits to think ahead with a cold winter
predicted this year.
Last year the heavy, early snow in the UK led many drivers to buy and fit snow tyres
on their cars - which caused many big name providers such as Kwik Fit to run out of
Carrentals.co.uk regularly warns Brits heading away on ski holidays to book snow
chains and winter tyres before they travel to be sure of getting what they need for
their trips. With the prospect of a snowy UK winter looming however the website
warns Brits to consider winter tyres on Britain's roads too.
The vast majority of car hire providers do not carry winter tyres or snow chains as
standard items and consider them to be extras - but travellers to ski resorts still
often leave it until they arrive to ask about them.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “The matter of when is
the right time to add winter snow tyres to a car is a tricky one - there's no hard
and fast rule about adding them to a car which must be adhered to but they are still
highly recommended in snowy, icy weather."
“People renting a car overseas for a ski trip should be smart and plan ahead - book
a ‘snow pack’ which includes winter tyres, snow chains and more, to be sure you
avoid missing out.”
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 www.carrentals.co.uk.
Carrentals.co.uk was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK's
leading online car hire companies by 2006.
In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price
comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the Carrentals.co.uk
site now searches up to 50 different car hire websites, providing an impartial
comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations.
Websites searched include Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Ebookers, Hertz, Holiday
Autos, Opodo, Sixt and Thrifty, with the Carrentals.co.uk site quickly comparing
prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.
The Carrentals.co.uk site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a
In 2008 Carrentals.co.uk was voted Best Car Hire Website in the Travolution Awards,
and in 2010 it was Highly Commended in the Best Meta-search/Price Comparison
category. To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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