Winter products

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. If you want to receive more information about Snow Tyres service please contact our call centre.

Ski Racks

If you are going to ski, 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.

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.

Winter Products terms by country

  • 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.
  • Bulgaria:Snow chains and ski/snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
  • Canada:Avis vehicles are equipped with all weather tyres. Ski/Snowboard racks are available at selected Avis branches.In Québec, winter tyres are compulsory from 15 December through to 15 March.
  • 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.
  • France: Snow chains and ski/snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches. There are 2 special groups, G and P, available on several locations which are fitted with snow tyres.
  • Italy: Snow chains and ski/snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches. Two special groups, N and P, fitted with snow tyres are available on several stations (Torino airport, Milano Malpensa airport, Milano Linate airport, Venice airport, Florence airport).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Switzerland: Ski racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.
  • USA: Avis vehicles are equipped with all weather tyres. Ski/snowboard racks are available on request at selected Avis branches.

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