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Sally Wilson

Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.

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Renting a Car Made Easier for New Drivers

If you have just passed your test and want to rent a car in Spain, Portugal or Croatia, you're in luck!

smiling young man sitting in the drivers seat of a car

In the past trying to rent a car when you had only just passed your driving test could be a hopeless cause. But, now, OKmobility are bucking the trend and have opened up their rentals in many locations to drivers regardless of when they gained their full licence.

You can get a car hire quote as a new driver through our sister site Clarify Car Hire.

The majority of car hire companies require drivers to have held their licence for a minimum of one year - sometimes two - before they will allow bookings. This can be very frustrating when you have that magical piece of paper and want to get out there and explore!

Car hire companies, including OKmobility still have a minimum age. You are unlikely to find a car rental company that will hire any vehicle to a 17 year old but there are a few that have a minimum age of 18 so most young people who learn to drive as soon as they get to 17 won't have long to wait.

Please bear in mind that almost all car hire companies charge what are called young driver fees up to the age of 25. When you are comparing quotes for car hire, take these into consideration as they can make a big difference to the price. The good news is that with Clarify Car Hire, young driver fees are included when you run your search for car hire so the price you see is the price you will pay. We don't hide anything!

At Clarify Car Hire we make everything as clear as possible. Our FAQ section answers many of the questions customers may have about booking a rental car so if you are new to car hire then head over there. We also have a dedicated customer service team so, if you need a helping hand, we are not far away.