Possible to rent a car with a drivers license held less than 1 yr?
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Aug 18, 2008 6:32 AM Last Post By: DylanL
Aug 16, 2008 6:28 AM
Possible to rent a car with a drivers license held less than 1 yr?Hello,
All car rental companies in the UK (Scotland in my case) seem to require a license which has been held for at least one year.
I'm 34 but i have a license since 6 months..
Anyone knows if there's any chance im able to rent a car? I was stupid enough to check the conditions for car rental AFTER i bought my planeticket, and public transport is no option for me :(
Thanks in advance.
Aug 17, 2008 2:05 AM
Aug 17, 2008 2:22 AM
2Just checked a bunch of car hire websites and you might want to check out Budget. All the others specifically stated that driving licences had to be held for a minimum of 1 year (for one company it was 2 YEARS!) but Budget isn't as specific. If just says you need to hold a current licence. Might be worth a try.
Aug 17, 2008 3:13 AM
Aug 17, 2008 9:40 AM
Aug 17, 2008 10:50 AM
Aug 18, 2008 2:35 AM
6Thrifty might be worth a try.
Their conditions state that 21-22 year olds must have held a licence for 2 years, and 23-24 year olds for 1 year. For 25 year olds and above, there are no requirements for driving experience that I can see on the website.
Aug 18, 2008 2:44 AM
Aug 18, 2008 3:31 AM
8I assume you've concentrated your search on the big multi-national chains?
You could try contacting some of the small local companies. In general, they tend to be more expensive than the big chains, but they may have more flexibility regarding terms and conditions.
If you say where you are thinking of picking up the car, hopefully someone will be able to give a few names, otherwise do a search on www.yell.co.uk . It may be a case of phoning them up.
Aug 18, 2008 3:37 AM
Aug 18, 2008 4:00 AM
Aug 18, 2008 6:32 AM
11Thanks to Greencelery, i checked yell.co.uk and went through the list of rental companies. Enterprise.co.uk didnt mention anything about such restrictions in their policy, so i contacted live chat and they assured me i'm be able to rent a car. I asked them why they differ from other companies and he told me they recently changed their policy.
Thanks everyone, case solved!
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