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      09-19-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Winter tire rental for 10/17 ED???

Hi guys,
Not sure if this goes here or in the tire thread, but wondering if anyone knows when winter tires are "required" in Germany. I had read that they are required starting in November, but I recently received an email stating they are required after 10/15. Just wondering if anyone know the official time.


update: This is what I have found so far
The new German law does not set any time limits, but it does clearly state that under icy conditions (bei Glatteis, Schneeglätte, Schneematsch, Eis- und Reifglätte) you must not drive without snow tires on your vehicle. So, since it’s difficult to predict the weather, for all practical purposes, the old “von O bis O” rule still applies. (In Austria, winter tires are mandatory from November 1 to April 15.)

So it appears that the tires are needed for no specific time frame in Germany, but instead based on the conditions of a given day.?
10/17 European Delivery 335i coupe, M-sport, 6MT, space grey, 19" 230 rims, black interior with the dark glacier trim, heated seats

Last edited by Aacaron; 09-19-2011 at 12:29 PM.