Hello, my boyfriend and I are taking a trip to Los Angeles and will be needing to rent a car. We both hold valid Canadian licenses. Regrettably, I have a 2.5 year old DUI on my record and I am worried that this will hinder my ability to rent. My boyfriend cannot rent because he does not have a credit card, but will be listed as additional driver if possible with whichever company we chose.
Question 1: I am a Canadian citizen and the incident took place in Canada, if/when any of the car rental companies run a check on my license at the rental desk are they able to access my Canadian driving records from the USA?
Question 2: The Fox Car Rental Agreement states that I need an international license and my passport to rent. Has something changed with the international license policy in the US and will I need to get an international license before I go? If it is not a necessity, would just getting that international license help me get through the system more smoothly (perhaps they will not run my records and detect DUI?)
PS - I have looked into this and Enterprise will rent to me with a DUI as they don't run a check and will also allow my significant other to be listed as a secondary driver without having a credit card. I will rent from them if need be, just asking these further questions to expand my options as Enterprise seems to be the priciest of the bunch.