Are you looking to
rent a car for winter?
We are always Ready!
- Winter Tires Installed (Quebec Only)
- Windshield Washer Antifreeze
- Snow Brush & Ice Scrapper
- Rubber Mats (Pant Saver)
- Regularly maintained Winter Cars
Globe Car Rental fleet in Montreal is equipped with winter tires (cars in Toronto are equipped with 4 Season tires). Snow tires provide great acceleration, traction and safety during harsh winter months. However, some inexperienced drivers mistakenly believe that winter tires installed on a rental vehicle or an SUV protect them from extreme dangers of driving in a storm or on a slippery road. This is totally false. Drivers think with winter tires, they can push the limit and end up in a nasty accident. The problem is that some drivers do not know how to handle a vehicle in slippery weather conditions. Globe Car Rental has found that since the mandatory winter tires law came into effect back in 2008, more people are having more accidents compared to previous years. Globe proactively caution es all drivers to take it easy, get familiar with the road conditions and be safe.
Travellers who are renting a car in a new city should be very careful because:
- they are driving a new car which they are not familiar with yet: handling, breaking, responsiveness, etc;
- they are driving in a new ‘unfamiliar’ city full of distractions;
- Quebec roads conditions: pot holes, snow and ice can be extremely challenging.
Besides winter tires, Globe Car Rental ensures that its fleet is winterized with antifreeze windshield washer fluid, snowbrush and ice scrapper and winter rubber mats for driver (pant saver).
Here are a few simple winter driving rules to keep you safe in your rented car:
- Ensure the antifreeze washer fluid is topped up. if you run out, refill and never add water
- Clear the car of snow thoroughly to ensure proper visibility
- Windshield and rear window should be completely defrosted
- Always have a phone with you
- Get familiar with your rented car, they all have different characteristics and feel
- Go Slow! A few seconds saved are not worth the risk
So next time you are in need to rent a car in Montreal or looking for Toronto car rentals, look no further than Globe auto rental to help you find the perfect car at the cheapest prices. With Globe, your car hire experience and safety are our top priority.