"Can I finance a car if I don’t have a valid driver’s license after a DUI? "

"My license was suspended because of a DUI in which my car was totaled. I can now get my license reinstated. The dealer pre-approved me for a car loan, but to finalize the agreement, they said they need a valid driver's license. Am I out of luck?

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Answer
“There are lenders out there that do not require a driver’s license, so it is definitely worth searching around.
You could also try to get a personal loan that is not secured by the car, but you would probably need pretty good credit. Another option may be to get someone else to finance the car for you and then refinance the car in your name later.
Whichever option you choose, you will have to provide proof of insurance when you finance a car. And getting car insurance without a license can be tricky, but it’s not impossible.”
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Johnny Puckett
Answered on May 05, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.
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