11 Answers

Do I need a UK Photo ID driveing license to hire a car or is the normal one ok ?

Asked by: 12th September 2011

I am coming to costa Teguise 06/10/2011 and would like to hire a car so need to know if I need to update my licence.


11 Answers

  1. Karen on Sep 12, 2011

    I only have a paper licence and have never had a problem – I have always used Auto Reisen (only available at the airport) – you might want to contact whichever company you are thinking of hiring from via their web page to ascertain if they will accept a paper licence

  2. kate on Sep 12, 2011

    i have always been asked for the photo driving licence,,i would get yours updated to be on the safe side!enjoy your hols!!

  3. Karen on Sep 12, 2011

    Good advice Kate – but have used my paper licence 3 times so far this year and will be again next week – begrudge having to pay for the photo licence and have never moved etc so not had to change it !!!!

  4. jude on Sep 13, 2011

    for hiring its not a problem but if you happen to get stopped by the police for any reason they are strict about having the photo one,some friends of ours were stopped on a routine traffic stop and they gave him a fixed penalty fine for having just the paper license,the car hire company said to ignore it?? but he was worried about coming back over for his next holiday so paid it.it’s up to you and the hire company i suppose?

  5. Helz on Sep 14, 2011

    I would take both just incase, and keep them both with you along with your passport all the time – remember you can also be fined for minor things (especially the ladies) for driving in flip flops- read the rules of the road carefully. Also, make sure that the car hire company provide you with insurance details (also to be kept in the car) – for a number of years now, we have used Auto plus Car (available at the airport and online) and to be honest never had a problem, until we got a better deal with Cabrera Medina. I was so impressed, with the condition of the car, information that they gave me and documentation left for me inside the car upon collection. Auto Plus car did not provide any of this, and I think that they should have done.

  6. David myers on Sep 14, 2011

    Helz you did better than me with Cabrera Medina the car i picked up was old, dirty and in very poor condition i wont use them again but i will use Auto Reisen who have better cars cheaper rates and very friendly staff

  7. steve irving on Sep 14, 2011

    i have used auto reisen four times now and found them to be very good.pick car up at airport and drop it off at airport=perfect.(and cheap too)

  8. kate on Sep 14, 2011

    plus car are the cheapest and the best!

  9. David myers on Sep 15, 2011

    Kate when i am over there next i will check plus car which branch do you work in

  10. David myers on Sep 17, 2011

    Dont update your driving license you wont have any problem with your old type if the police stop you make sure you have it with you as well as your passport for photo I.D

  11. Karen on Oct 02, 2011

    Hired a car last week with just a paper licence no problem – but did have my passport on me at all times