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Car rental tips for the winter in Austria

Driving is fun, effective, and comfortable when the sun is shining, the wind is not blowing, and the sky is clear like a crystal ball.However it should be delightful at anytime and anywhere. This is the reason why we are going to show you some tips, must do’s and things that you should avoid.

Let us start by adressing the obvious. You should be extra cautious, because not only the ground is slippery, but also your eyesight is hugely affected by the bad weather in a very negative way. In case you equip your car with snow chains you should not drive faster than 50 km/h. Road signs across Austria indicate whether snow chains are compulsory or not. If you transport skis, or a snowboard it is worth to book a ski roof rack to your rental car. Packing a pair of fitting and warm gloves and sunglasse can make your great service in the cold, but surprisingly sunny winter of Austria.

If you choose to hire a car in Austria, you have to take into account that you should not drink any alcohol, because it is more strict than in most part’s of the world. It is compulsory to carry your driving license, car rental documents and passport with yourself.  Between the first day of November and April 15, if the roads are covered with either snow or ice, the laws require you to equip your vehicle with snow tires, that have a minimum thread depth of 4mm. Snow tires ensure that you are safe and you can enjoy driving those tricky icy mountain roads without even a slight fear in your heart. If you fail to do so you are not only can be damaged but also fined as hard as a football player celebrating his score.

All in all, I believe the best way to explore this beautiful country is renting a car with the proper accessories fitting the cold winther weather, because you can roam anywhere you want with a great feeling of freedom. Besides it gives you the flexibility to visit multiple places. What is more you can choose from a wide range of vehicles. If you want to rent a car you can find further information in our website.


Our purpose at Papacar is to offer you the fairest price for car rental. Whether you are on a business trip, or on a holiday, you can be sure that you make the best buy when renting a car at Papacar.


Since we offer cars with deluxe facilities budget low cost rates and also several ones of the plainest models, we are sure that you can find the most suitable vehicle for your needs. When choosing a car, you should consider some important aspects. For instance the surface, on which you will use the car, the number of passengers, and the trunk space. According to these aspects you can select the most suitable vehicle. The pictograms help you to indicate the customized offers.


In most cities of Austria we provide the opportunity of taking up, and handing down cars. In Austria there are several hidden summer and winter resorts far from the tourist zone, which can be easily approached by car, but not by public transportation. For reaching these beautiful areas, it is advisable to rent a car and travel around the places you are interested in, whenever you would like to.


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What our customers say


Mietwagen Flughafen Lisbon Airport

Everything was quite great, there was an additional insurance against kind of vandalism and damages offered, which we declined, that was never a problem (luckily). We had very well maintained car, the handling was very fast and very accurate. I am satisfied with service and quality. Smile for the staff at the car rental desk.



The car was dirty and the consumption was more, than prescribed.


Mašīna bija tīra, sakopta un darbojās patiešām labi, tomēr degvielas patēriņš bija augstāks nekā sākumā plānoju. Apkalpošana bija apmierinoša un apkalpojošais personāls bija ļoti atsaucīgs. Mašīnas saņemšana un arī nodošana noritēja ātri un bez starpgadījumiem. Es labprāt izmantotu šīs kompānijas pakalpojumus arī nākotnē! Emīls


Business trip

I often use car rental because of my work. I have to travel to Portugal many times in a year and for me the easiest way to reach my destinations is to rent a car. I am still satisfied. (Victor)



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