Winter car rentals can get slippery. Last week when I was travelling I discovered something about car rental tires, and it’s worth thinking about if you’re planning on driving a rental in Canada during the winter.
Generally, I only rent cars around Ontario when I’m doing driving trips, and during the winter I can say that I’m lucky that Toronto-area roads tend to be pretty clear most of the time. Even during big snow storms, the roads stay clearer than most places because of the number of cars on the road at all times, and the city’s solid snow plow and salting routine. It can get pretty slippery elsewhere in this country though, especially when you’re driving a car that doesn’t have winter tires.