If you’re in a place where snow and ice are common during the winter months, please ensure that your car is outfitted with tires (or chains) suited for that weather. We strongly suggest that you keep your car weather-ready for all seasons as guests may reject or return a car they don’t feel comfortable or safe in.
For Canadian Hosts
In certain regions of Canada, you must have winter-certified tires. All hosts on Turo are expected to comply with laws and regulations for vehicle safety, condition, and operation in their region. If you are listing your car in Canada, YOU MUST ensure it is equipped for the winter months in accordance with the regulations of the province in which it’s registered. Cars that are not in compliance may be subject to canceled trips with no entitlement to host earnings and may be removed from the marketplace.
Vehicles in the province of Quebec are legally required to be fitted with winter tires from December 15 to March 15, as noted here. Please check the specific requirements for your province or region.
For German Hosts
German federal law requires that all motor vehicles have clearly marked winter or all-season tires for icy, snowy, and slushy road conditions. While all-weather tires are acceptable, winter tires made for mud and snow (displaying a snowflake or “M+S” logo) and those made to handle severe winter conditions (displaying a “three mountain” logo) are better for winter driving conditions. The use of studded snow tires is prohibited.
All owners on Turo are expected to comply with laws and regulations for vehicle, safety, condition and operation in their region. If you are listing your car in Germany, YOU MUST ensure it is equipped for the winter months in accordance with federal regulations. Cars that are not in compliance may be subject to canceled trips with no entitlement to host earnings and may be removed from the marketplace.
Although the law cites no specific dates for the use of winter tires, the well-known guideline of “from October to Easter” is a useful one to follow, although actual weather conditions should be the determining factor in your use of winter tires. Please be sure to fully educate yourself about German laws regarding tire safety laws.
For UK Hosts
There are no specific legal requirements about the use of winter tyres in the UK. You can find a list of tire regulations for trucks and buses based on region here. Please be sure to check the laws in your area and maintain a safe vehicle for your guests.