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SOURCE Hertz Corporation
Thrifty Car Rental gives its top tips for driving in winter conditions
LONDON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Winter Olympics in Sochi due to kick off this weekend, many winter sports enthusiasts have been inspired to head to ski-slopes across Europe. However, with driving conditions particularly challenging in the snow, Thrifty Car Rental (www.thrifty.com), part of the Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), has put together some useful tips to help drivers stay safe on the road.
Tom Kelley, Vice President, Dollar Thrifty International, explained: "Hiring a vehicle can be an affordable and convenient transport solution when travelling to and getting around ski-resorts in Europe. However, families and enthusiasts who are heading to the slopes this winter must be particularly careful when setting off on any journey. Driving in the snow can be a challenging and potentially dangerous activity and drivers must be fully prepared for all scenarios. Therefore we decided to share some helpful safe driving advice to anyone who plans to get behind the wheel for business or pleasure over the next month."
When travelling in a foreign country or region, it is often unknown what conditions or terrain you may face on your journey. Therefore it is always important to be prepared for the worst, especially when driving in snowy, slushy, or icy conditions and the following tips may come in handy:
For those families who do not own a car or are flying to their destination, renting a vehicle at their resort is often a convenient and affordable travel solution. Hiring a car can be essential for those self-catering - especially if located outside of a resort - offering the freedom to explore a variety of ski runs and other winter destinations at your own leisure. Car rental companies like Thrifty provide a wide range of reliable, nearly new cars suited to tackling difficult winter terrain and conditions. Vehicles can also be equipped with essential winter driving gear, including ski racks and tyre chains where needed.
Thrifty has locations at all major airports near to the ski resorts in the mountains of the Pyrenees, the Alps and Sierra Nevada - in the south of Spain -. All vehicles also come with free 24/7 roadside assistance should you encounter any problems.
For more information about Thrifty Car Rental's destinations and services, visit www.thrifty.com.
Notes to editors:
Thrifty Car Rental, subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation, has served value-conscious travellers since 1958. Together, Thrifty and Dollar have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchisee locations in circa 75 countries. For more information, visit: www.thrifty.com.
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