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Hiring a vehicle: how to prove your driving record after the 8th June 2015

From the 8th June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence will NOT be valid and will no longer be issued. From this date ALL penalty points and driving entitlements of both photocard and paper licence holders will be recorded online.

Instead of using the paper part there will be several ways Methold Vehicle Hire can check your licence before hiring a vehicle from us:

• Provide us with your National Insurance number, licence number and post code on booking so we can check your licence is valid and mark this on our booking system ready for your hire (only valid for bookings within two weeks).

• Complete the same method as above, but at point of collection from Methold Vehicle Hire. (This could be a lengthy process).

• Log into and then generate a licence check code for us to use online and valid your licence without having to provide us with your NI number. This is a case sensitive code and only lasts 72 hours so must be provided to us during office hours to prevent any delay in checking your licence.

• Use the premium rate number on site when collecting the vehicle at a cost of £3.00. This phone line is only open 8am to 6pm Mon – Fri and Sat morning. This system may be delayed with the increase in calls after the 8th June.

Please be patient with us and provide with any useful feedback while this change over takes place.

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Thank you

Methold Vehicle Hire

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