About winter safety requirements
Safety requirements vary by region. Hosts are responsible for knowing and following the laws in their area. If you fail to comply, we may cancel trips booked in your vehicle. You’ll receive no earnings, and we may remove you from Turo. When in doubt, we suggest that you err on the side of caution and put winter tires and/or chains on your vehicle. If a guest feels uncomfortable or unsafe, they can reject your vehicle at check in or return it early. See more specific country- and region-specific information about winter safety below.
We expect hosts to know and follow the applicable vehicle safety laws for the state in which their car is listed. This includes laws about the use of snow tires, studded tires, and chains.
If your car is listed in Canada, you must follow the regulations of the province in which it’s registered. Check the specific winter safety requirements for your province or region and plan to comply with all laws and regulations. British Columbia requires winter tires or chains on most routes in the province from October 1 to April 30. Vehicles in the province of Quebec are legally required to be outfitted with winter tires from December 15 to March 15.
There are no specific legal requirements about the use of winter tyres in the UK. Be sure to check the laws in your area and maintain a safe vehicle for your guests.