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    Default USA car hire with old style paper driving licence

    Hello all

    Has anyone hired a car recently in the US with only an old style paper driving license. Just made a car hire booking for later this month and having made the booking I read photo card licence required.
    Have rung two US numbers and just get an automated service and cannot get to speak to anyone.
    DVLA is quoting 3 weeks for a new licence which I do not have.
    Know it was ok three years ago but guess things have changed.

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    No idea but I am sure there has been a previous thread on this subject

    http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthre...+style+licence

    Just found the post from last year
    Last edited by suki; 17th April 2014 at 17:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suki View Post
    No idea but I am sure there has been a previous thread on this subject

    http://www.paidtoshop.co.uk/showthre...+style+licence

    Just found the post from last year
    Thank you - I have also emailed the car hire company .

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    Never had a problem using old paper licence in USA.

    They even have accommodated that the licence address and the credit card addresses are different without any problem. (In the UK they seem to require the two addresses to match which can cause a problem with some car hire companies.)
    Last edited by Greenpen; 20th April 2014 at 01:42. Reason: Spelling errors!

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    Thanks for help, heard back from Alamo that they accept whatever licence is valid in your own country. Panic over

    Just trying to work out now if we will need sat nav - another $150 eek

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower View Post
    Thanks for help, heard back from Alamo that they accept whatever licence is valid in your own country. Panic over



    Just trying to work out now if we will need sat nav - another $150 eek

    Is that to hire? Do you have a sat nav? If you do you can download the relevant maps for it online. Probably will be about 50, although some (eg my Mio) allow you to install maps for a given country to use for a month for around 15-20.
    Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic View Post
    Is that to hire? Do you have a sat nav? If you do you can download the relevant maps for it online. Probably will be about 50, although some (eg my Mio) allow you to install maps for a given country to use for a month for around 15-20.
    Thanks will have a look now. Cannot rep you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower View Post
    Thanks for help, heard back from Alamo that they accept whatever licence is valid in your own country. Panic over

    Just trying to work out now if we will need sat nav - another $150 eek
    Currently in the states (Savannah) bought a sat nav 1st day from Walmart $77 Tom Tom with lifetime free map updates, working ok so far. May sell on ebay when we return or keep for future travels.

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    Satnav not necessary in most of USA as roads are clearly signposted. Although you do need to keep a good lookout and therefore the navigator needs to be on the ball.

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    Can be handy having the speed limit displayed and set up an alert if you exceed it.

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