Renting a Car with a licence for less than a year

Are you one of the many whom are looking to rent a car when holding your license for less than a year? If so you are not on your own there, our blog from a couple of years back saw an explosion of interest, therefore we refresh our current operating process in this article as there have been some exciting changes about renting a Car with a licence for less than a year.

We here from many people itching to get behind the wheel after as soon as they can. With Indigo there is no need to have held your license for a certain period of time. A day, a month no matter we have solutions that work for you.

Which locations do we work from?

Numerous is the short answer, however without wanting to overwhelm people with a list over 100 pick up locations in the UK we list below our 10 most popular pick up points. You are never far from a location where you can rent a car with a license for less than a year.

  • Heathrow Airport Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Gatwick Airport Car Hire for new licence holders
  • London Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Glasgow Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Edinburgh Airport Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Birmingham Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Bristol Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Manchester Airport Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Newcastle Airport Car Hire for new licence holders
  • Belfast Car Hire for new licence holders

It is worth noting too that we extend this service overseas learn more info here on : Car Hire in Ireland for new license holders Car Hire in Spain for new license holders Car hire for new drivers in Croatia

Why do you allow this when most require 12 months experience?

Renting a Car with a licence for less than a year is not something that is readily available in the market place. Many of Indigo’s service cover niche area, accommodating things that others do not. Agreements have been reached with insurers to allow insurance to be provided. The driver needs to be 25 or over which does exclude a small section of people.

Are there any restrictions if I have held my licence for less that a year as to what I can rent?

There are some restrictions in respect of the vehicle sizes that can be hired. Our insurers will not allow us to rent any of our premium cars, so until you have held your license for 12 months premium cars such as BMW, Mercedes are out of the question. Restrictions also apply to the rental of people carriers such as 7/8/9 seaters, generally you need to have held your license for more than 12 months to rent this range of cars.

Do I need a credit card to hire if I have held my licence for under 12 months?

We accept all major credit cards for the security deposit required on arrival. Debit cards are accepted as long as the hirer passes an address check on arrival. The main criteria to a pass is that the person is on the electoral role and pays council tax at the property they reside in. For hirers renting at an airport or a train station and wishing to use a debit card a return flight schedule or train tickets need to be presented. Example being a client who wishes to hire with less than 12 months on their license from our Waverley train station office with a debit card simply needs to present their license and return train tickets.

What next if I want to hire with you and are a new licence holders?

We ask clients make contact with us if wanting to take advantage of this service. The options displayed on our website not all work in the above way. Our friendly team can listen to your requirements and provide the relevant offer. You can contact us on 0113 2899 281. Our Head Office in Leeds controls all reservation for those who have held their licence for less than 12 months.

For people who need a refresher on how to obtain their licence view this link.

We look forward to being of service to you.