Price Comparison Specialist Advises Brits to Fit Winter Tyres

Industry: Travel

Award-winning website tells Brits they need to think ahead with a snowy winter heading country's way

Lightwater, Surrey (PRUnderground) October 26th, 2011

With the prospect of a particularly cold UK winter on the horizon, leading online car hire price comparison website is advising drivers to fit winter tyres early. The warning applies to UK roads this year and not just the roads in ski resorts and destinations throughout continental Europe.

The website offers not just bargain rental deals from more than 50 leading providers but also advice to drivers on the renting business itself. Last winter was a particularly cold one and with many drivers fitting winter tyres to their vehicles even suppliers like Kwik Fit experienced shortages of stock.

This winter has warned people to think ahead and fit winter tyres to their cars early should they want them for the cold weather season. also wants drivers to be aware that additional cold weather objects such as snow chains and winter tyres are included as optional extras, not as standard, by car rental providers. This means that they can run out of stock during ski season in popular locations, so booking ahead is the smart ploy.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of, commented: “The use of winter tyres in the UK is growing in popularity but people remain a bit confused about when to put them onto a car. Most countries don’t have a law about using them in extreme conditions so there is no hard and fast rule.”

“People heading to snowy locations in Europe this winter would be smart to book ahead and get themselves a ‘snow pack’ – this is the kit which includes snow chains, winter tyres and so on, meaning that drivers don’t miss out on essential extras.” 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

About 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 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 site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type.

The site also features over 5,000 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

In 2008 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

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