"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?
Answer provided by
Answered on May 05, 2021
“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.”
Did this answer help you?
Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.
Have a different question?
You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Read advice from car experts at Jerry
Browse by topics
What others are asking
When does your driving record start? After you get a learner's permit or after you get a full driver's license?
I just got my learner's permit. Does my driving record start now or once I get a full driver's license?
Feb 22, 2021
Does renters insurance cover damage from an accidental gunshot?
My brother accidentally discharged his gun in his apartment and now there's a bullet hole in his wall. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Will his renters insurance cover the damage to the wall?
Apr 13, 2021
Is it better to have your own non owners policy or to be added as a driver to another policy?
I am moving in with my fiancée's family at the end of the month. I no longer have my own car, but her family said they could add me to their policy and drive their cars. I was going to keep a non owners policy for myself. Should I be added to their policy instead?
May 06, 2021