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Winter tires

Your Renault vehicle is delivered with tires adapted to the model and corresponding to the Renault quality standards. This allows the vehicle to be driven safely in all normal road conditions.

Depending on the region visited and the season of your visit, it is important to be informed about the road conditions you may face during the course of your driving. As owner of the vehicle, it is your responsibility to research local laws concerning winter driving and to comply therewith.

Know that from October to mid-April, winter tires are required in certain European countries (see chart below).

Renault offers 3 models equipped with M&S (Mud and Snow) tires:

  • Dacia Duster 4X2, Dacia Duster 4X4;
  • Captur Diesel.

These models allow you to be in accordance with local winter regulations at no additional cost.

If you choose another Renault model in the line of vehicles and plan to visit a country where winter tires are required, the cost of purchasing snow tires and replacing the original tires will be your responsibility. We recommend that you contact a local Renault agent. They will assist you in choosing the most suitable tires for your vehicle.

At the end of your contract, you must return the vehicle with the original tires. Renault Eurodrive will in no case buy back the snow tires you have purchased.

This chart is for information purposes only

Country Winter tires Chain regulations
Germany Drivers must equip their vehicles with tires suitable to weather conditions. In the case of snow, freezing rain, sleet, mud/melting snow, all 4 wheels of the vehicle must be armed with winter or all-season tires containing the inscription "M+S". Motorists driving with summer tires risk fines up to €40. If they impede traffic circulation, the fine is €80, or can go up to €100 if there is endangerment to others and €120 in the case of an accident in addition to the vehicle being seized. To avoid all fines, it is preferable to equip your vehicle with snow tires if driving in Germany during winter. Studded tires are prohibited. The use of chains is authorized, however in such a case the speed limit is 50 km/h. The use of chains is required for motor vehicles with more than two wheels where indicated by road signs.
Andorra Winter tires are not required. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Austria In Austria, snow tires are required from November 1st to April 15th and if the roads are covered in snow or ice. (All tires must have a minimum of 4-mm tread wear). Chains are required in some places, indicated by road signs. In the case of a long journey & if the vehicle is equipped with summer tires, it is advisable to carry chains in the trunk.
Belgium Winter tires are not required. Chains are not required: they are authorized when roads are covered with snow or ice, but cannot be used if they risk damaging the pavement.
Bulgaria Snow tires are required from November 1st to March 31st Road signs indicated when chains are required from Nov. 1st to March 31st.
Cyprus Winter tires are not required. Not applicable
Denmark Winter tires are not required. Chain use is authorized.
Spain Winter tires are not required. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Estonia From December 1st to March 31st, snow tires are required. Outside this period, the law can be extended in the case of extreme road conditions. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Finland Snow tires are required from December 1st to March 31st. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
France Snow tires are not required except if road signs indicate otherwise. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Great Britain Winter tires are not required. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Greece Winter tires are not required. Not applicable
Hungary Winter tires are not required. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Ireland Winter tires are not required. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Iceland Snow tires are required from November 1st to April 14th. Not applicable
Italy Snow tires are recommended in Italy, however in certain areas road signs may indicate the required use of chains or snow tires. In the Aosta Valley, all vehicles must be equipped with snow tires or chains from October 15th to April 15th. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Latvia Snow tires are required from December 1st to March 15th if the vehicle weighs less than 3.5 tons. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Liechtenstein Winter tires are not required. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Lithuania Snow tires are required from November 10th to April 1st. Chains are not required, however motorists are authorized to use them.
Luxembourg If Luxembourg roads are snowy or icy, snow tires are required. Non-conformity to this law will result in a fine. Chains are not required in Luxembourg, however motorists are authorized to use them if the roads are snow or ice-covered.
Norway Snow tires are not required, however drivers must have tires suitable for weather conditions. Thus, we could say that winter tires are (more or less) required during winter in Norway. From November 1st (or October 15th in the north of the country), drivers must have studded tires to avoid penalties, and these tires must be removed one week after Easter Monday. Chains are not required, but can be used during winter.
Netherlands Winter tires are not required. Chains are not required, but can be used if the roads are covered in snow or freezing rain.
Poland Winter tires are not required. Not applicable
Portugal Winter tires are not required. Not applicable
Czech Republic From November 1st to April 1st, snow tires are required when indicated by road signs. Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Romania Snow tires are required from November 1st to March 31st
if roads are covered in snow or freezing rain.
Road signs indicate when chains are required.
Serbia Winter tires are not required. It is advisable to have chains in the vehicle at all times.
Slovakia Winter tires are not required. Not applicable
Slovenia Snow tires or chains are required from November 15th to March 15th. All tires must have a minimum of 4-mm tread wear. Road signs indicate when chains are required. It is advisable to have chains in the vehicle at all times.
Sweden Snow tires with one of the following inscriptions are required: "M&S", "MS", "M.S.", "M+S", "M-s" or "Mud and Snow". All tires must have a minimum of 4-mm tread wear. Not applicable
Switzerland Winter tires are not required, but are recommended. Road signs indicate when chains are required.

These details are for information purposes only and Renault Canada is in no way responsible, contractually or non-contractually.

Information is not meant to take the place of legal documents which should always be consulted.

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