The winter sports holiday season is in full swing and that means it’s time to enjoy the panoramic holiday areas and white ski slopes. Have you already planned your winter sports holiday? The winter sports areas like Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany are immensely popular and they can be reached with a rental car from BB&L Car Rental. We would like to give you a few tips before you head for the hills.
During the winter months, you may only drive with all-season tyres in certain countries. We strongly recommend that you utilise this extra option when renting a car this winter holiday season. All-season tyres give your car better grip which results in a shorter braking distance and better road handling. At BB&L, you can rent all-season tyres with all cars that are larger than group A for a surcharge of € 10 per day and starting from the 11th rental day, this becomes only € 3 per day.
Snow chains may also be required in certain countries. You will need snow chains during heavy snow fall or when driving in the mountains. The areas where snow tyres are required are designated by blue traffic signs that depict snow chains. We offer snow chains as an extra option on your rental car for a one-time fee € 25. You can attach these to the drive wheels yourself.
If you do not meet the requirements for the use of all-season tyres or snow chains in certain regions, you could face stiff penalties. Some of these penalties can run up to € 80 (in Germany, for example). Varying rules apply when it comes to the use of all-season tyres and snow chains in countries like Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland. If you are planning on visiting one of these countries, don’t take any risks and rent a car with all-season tyres and snow tyres from BB&L Car Rental.
At BB&L Car Rental, we highly value the safety of our customers. That is why we offer child seats as an option during your rental period and every car in our fleet comes equipped with a modern navigation system so that you will always be sure to arrive at your desired destination. Also, third party insurance is included in the rental price of every car we offer.