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Ski: what material for your car rental?

When it’s ski season again, and you have a group of people who are eager to head off to the mountains for a day of adventure, planning ahead can save you stress and delays. Here are some good features to have on your car, so make sure to ask for them when booking with Europcar.

Winter Tires

These tires are designed specifically for the snowy season. Winter tires are meant to grip the road all the way across the tread surface. More tread grip means better traction for everyday driving in conditions such as ice, snow, and even the occasion snow melted slush that accompanies winter.

Snow Chains

Snow chains are essential for driving in the mountains where snow builds up quickly and without a lot of warning. In addition to the grip with snow tires, snow chains make sure your vehicle has the traction to climb steep hills. Pre-fit your snow chains so that when the time comes to put them on, they are ready to use.

Ski Racks

Ski racks ought to be mandatory for those who enjoy winter skiing. Although back seats of many cars have a 60/40 or 70/30 split which means they can be let down along most or only part of the back seat, this is not the optimal place to carry your skis. Jamming them in can damage them, and during an accident, they can still fly around the interior of the car. Get a ski rack, and it will be worth its weight in protection for you and your gear.

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