Car Rental Tips You Need To Know

19 Sep

Are you seeking a car to rent? It is important to note that when going on a vacation or a weekend getaway, renting a vehicle can save you money. It eliminates the need to waste money on expensive taxi rides. Car rental also prevents you from being dependent upon the schedule of friends and family. However,  as potential car rental customers, one should be mindful of a few things. As such we at Cavanor Auto Rentals are eager to share with you some of the most important car rental tips you should know before renting a car. Not just from us, but from anyone.

Tip 1: Make sure you have your documents

There is absolutely nothing worse than arriving at a car rental company to realize that you have forgotten your driver’s licence back home. The driver’s licence should be at least two years old and have no endorsements. As a potential customer, also remember to take along a valid credit card in your name. Cavanor Auto Rentals in their own discretion may accept an upfront cash deposit in lieu of a credit card after security checks are done.
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Tip 2: Check the car exterior and interior

This is an important car rental tip potential customers should always be mindful of and prevents you from being responsible for another person’s damage to the vehicle. Cavanor Auto Rentals assist customers with this with our vehicle checklist. An experienced technician is available to ensure customers inspect the car before heading on their way for any scratches, dents, etc or utilize your camera to take pictures or video.

Every car is different.  There is a possibility that you will not be renting the same car model as you are accustomed to at home. Before heading out, make sure to take some time to adjust the seat and mirrors to your liking. Check where the car functions such as air conditioning, lights, windshield wipers, and handbrake are located (normally facilitated by our technicians). Once you have familiarized yourself with the vehicle you are ready to go.

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Tip 3: Always use seatbelts. Do not drink and drive

You know the drill guys. This is the most important car rental tip that we can share with you.  Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you.

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Tip 4: Know your  car rental period & get back in time

Car rental companies, especially during the high seasons, run on a very tight schedule.  Return the rental vehicle at the agreed time as late charges accumulate fast and might cost you a full rental day plus extras. Cavanor Auto Rentals allow a maximum one hour grace period provided that the hour falls within opening hours. If you suspect that you will be late please call your rental agency in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

Tip 5: Ask what kind of fuel your rental vehicle uses and fuel up 

Your vacation was a blast, that road trip was all you had expected and more. Now it’s time to return the vehicle and head home. It is Cavanor Auto Rentals policy to provide a full tank of petrol. Vehicles returned with less than a full tank of petrol will attract a service charge plus the cost to refuel the vehicle. Make sure to plan extra time in your day to fill up the car before you return it.  It will save you from spending unnecessarily. Also, make sure to know what kind of fuel your vehicle runs with. Most of the vehicles at Cavanor Auto Rentals use  90 octane Unleaded Fuel.

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Visit our website and reserve your rental car for your next adventure.
https://cavanorautorentals.com/

Come, enjoy Jamaica with us

15 May

 

The island of Jamaica holds many beautiful treasure, here are a few highlights  to help you enjoy Jamaica.

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking and camping in the Blue Mountain or the Long Mountain area. The parishes of St. Andrew, St. Thomas and Portland usually see much hiking due to the mountainous terrain and natural beauty found in these areas. These terrains are also  enjoyed by cyclists, bikers and nature lovers wanting to enjoy Jamaica in a very natural and relaxed scene. The atmosphere in parts of these parishes are cold hence making them very good for the farming of coffee.
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Billy Wilmot “Legendary Jamaican surfer”

  • Surfing- yes I said it. Jamaica has a few surfing breaks that you can enjoy on your next visit. Due to that the fact that many are unaware of our surfing history, not many visitors get a  chance to indulge. The Eastern as well as the Southern part of the island is great for surfing.
  • Beach and Rivers: Jamaica has  numerous beaches and rivers to enjoy snorkeling, swimming, sailing, surfing, diving, rafting to name a few. Hanging out at the beach just reading a book, sunbathing, listening to music is also a choice.

Enjoy Jamaica through our Food:

  • Ackee and Saltfish (our national dish) with fried dumplings and fried plantains can be enjoyed at most restaurant, fast food shops and cafeteria around the island usually at breakfast time.  Saltfish or banana fritters (stamp and go).
  • Curried goat and stew peas (can be done with or without pork) both served with white rice.
  • Jerk chicken and festivals.
  • Patties are a delight to try. Patties can be enjoyed in Beef, Chicken (curry), Jerk Chicken, Curried Goat, Fish, Cheese (beef along with cheese) and soy to name a few.
  • Red peas soup.
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Sweet potato pudding

Pastries:

The Jamaican pastry table includes: Sweet Potato pudding, Cornmeal pudding, Coconut Drops, Peanut cake, Coconut Rolls and Devon House I-scream. It would definitely be unforgiving to come and not enjoy Jamaica’s flavour through some of the native dishes. The explosion of flavours and creativity that are found within these dishes will be second to none.

 Enjoy Jamaica’s night life:

There is never a shortage of social events and parties here in Jamaica. While there are social events every night  weekends are usually the busiest as the weekend is seen as a time of relaxation. Sports bars and lounges  offers great food and entertainment and can be a fun spot for a good girls/boys night out. . There are adults only entertainments  as well as family oriented entertainment.

There are a mirage of ways to enjoy Jamaica and it’s culture when visiting.

Share with us any activity that gave you the true Jamaican experience and if you have never been to Jamaica, come and enjoy Jamaica.

 

MUST-TRY FOODS WHILE IN JAMAICA

25 Jan

If you are visiting Jamaica, a to-do-list is absolutely necessary. Chances are you are planning on going to the beach, chatting with the locals, learning more about the Jamaican culture or eating up a storm. Speaking of eating, Jamaica has a wide range of foods that are exclusive or unique to the island. The spices and the different seasonings are combined to whet your appetite and tantalize your taste buds.
Here is a list of some Jamaican food that you have to try, while you are enjoying your vacation in Jamaica.

ACKEE AND SALTFISH 
Ackee, which happens to be Jamaica’s national fruit, is most times combined with saltfish (or codfish) to produce a savory meal which is spicy and salty (not too salty) all at the same time. The dish is also visually appealing as well, as the ackee, which is bright yellow, is surrounded by the seasonings of tomato and green peppers. It is mostly served with festivals or fried dumplings. Although traditionally eaten as a breakfast item, fanatics of this special dish will eat it any time of the day.

JAMAICAN PATTIES
Patties are probably Jamaica’s unofficial meal for lunch. This golden-yellow, half-moon shaped food has a flaky crust on the outside and juicy seasoned fillings on the inside. The fillings vary from beef, cheese or chicken to vegetable, shrimp or ackee. (Yes, ackee patties exist). Whatever fillings you choose, Jamaican patties are definitely something to try when you are visiting Jamaica. A warning though- they are highly addictive!

RICE AND PEAS
A signature dish for a Jamaican Sunday dinner, rice and peas is great with any type of meat. The unique flavor comes from the gungo/pigeon peas, coconut milk, thyme and escallion. Scotch bonnet peppers can also be added if you want it a bit spicy. If you have tried rice and peas before, then you have definitely experienced one of the most important dishes in the Jamaican cuisine.

JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN OR PORK
Another very popular meal is the Jamaican jerk chicken or pork. Although they are different methods of preparing this meal (meat smoking, with wood burning ovens or barrels filled with charcoals), the spices that contribute to the wonderful and unique taste are the same. These spices include: scotch bonnet peppers, cloves, escallion, thyme, garlic, ginger and salt. Jamaican or not, don’t miss out on the island’s famous jerk – have it alone or with festival, rice and peas or bread.

BREAD PUDDING
A wonderful Jamaican Dessert, the bread pudding is definitely a must have while in Jamaica. Popularly made with days old white or wheat bread, the bread pudding owes its sweet taste to the combined mixture of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut milk and raisins. A tip of Jamaican rum is also sometimes included. It is also easy to make, so you can try baking it for yourself.

Explore Jamaica

If you are planning on doing a bit of country hopping to try some of these wonderful, taste bud satisfaction listed above, be sure to include Cavanor Auto Rentals in your trip. We offer affordable and reliable vehicles that will make your trip memorable.
Cavanor Auto Rentals- “Providing Happiness on Wheels Always”

Five Interesting Facts About Jamaica

12 Dec

Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, its warm and inviting weather and its cool and friendly people. With a population of about 2.8 million people, Jamaica has blessed the world with some of the most talented singers, like the King of Reggae music, Bob Marley, the man himself Peter Tosh and the smooth Dennis Brown, just to name a few. It is also safe to say that they know all about the fast life, from athletes like Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson to the legend of tracks, Usain St.Leo Bolt (fastest man on the planet!).

One would think that they’ve heard just about everything they need to know about Jamaica, but here are five interesting facts about Jamaica that most people didn’t know ( yes, even Jamaicans ).

  • Jamaica is the only flag in the world that does not share any of the colours on the American flag. Every other flag has white, red or blue, except Jamaica. The black, gold and green that represent the Jamaican flag confirm how truly unique Jamaica is.
  • The Manchester Golf Cub in Jamaica, established in 1868, is the oldest in the western hemisphere.
  • There is a place in Jamaica called Whitefield Hall that does not have any electricity.

Located in the Blue Mountains of St Thomas, this hostel can host up to 33 people in the rustic accommodations. Within the house there is no electricity, so night-time light comes from Tilley kerosene pressure lamps and normal kerosene lanterns. All bathrooms are shared and only have cold running water.

  • There is a bar that is located in the middle of the ocean. Yes, you read that right. The Pelican’s bar is located 1 mile from shore and the closest town from the bar is Black River which is 7 miles away. Reviewers have called it the coolest bar in the world!
  • There is a secret spot that celebrities love! Two words, Geejam Hotel! This private getaway is hands down one of the most beautiful places that one could ever visit in Jamaica. Located in Port Antonio, this exclusive hotel has a bushbar, private Jacuzzis and even its very own recording studio. This is definitely the 8th wonder of the world.

Well there you have it, some interesting facts about Jamaica, as well as some interesting places to visit, so don’t just sit there gawking, plan a trip today with Cavanor Rentals. Choose your car, load in your luggage, turn on the GPS if necessary and prepare to have the time of your life! Who knows, you may even discover some new facts about the island of Jamaica.

Enjoy the luxuries that Jamaica has to offer, when you rent a car from Cavanor Auto Rentals.

Cavanor Auto Rentals – “Providing Happiness on Wheels Always.”

Five Interesting Facts About Jamaica

17 Nov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jamaican flagJamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, the warm and inviting weather and its cool and friendly people. With a population of about 2.8 million people, the beautiful island has blessed the world with some of the most talented singers like, the King of Reggae music, Bob Marley, the man himself Peter Tosh and also the smooth Dennis Brown, just to name a few. In addition to its music,it is also safe to say that they know all about the fast life, from athletes like Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson to the legend of tracks, Usain St.Leo Bolt (fastest man on the planet!).One would think that they’ve heard just about everything they need to know about Jamaica, but here are five interesting facts about the country that most people didn’t know ( yes, even Jamaicans ).

  • Jamaica is the only flag in the world that does not share any of the colours on the American flag. Every other flag has white, red or blue, except Jamaica. The black, gold and green that represent the country’s flag confirm how truly unique Jamaica is.
  • The Manchester Golf Cub in Jamaica, established in 1868, is the oldest in the western hemisphere.
  • There is a place called Whitefield Hall that does not have any electricity.Located in the Blue Mountains of St Thomas, this hostel can host up to 33 people in the rustic accommodations. Within the house there is no electricity, so night-time light comes from Tilley kerosene pressure lamps and normal kerosene lanterns. All bathrooms are shared and only have cold running water.
  • There is a bar that is located in the middle of the ocean. Yes, you read that right. The Pelican’s bar is located 1 mile from shore and the closest town from the bar is Black River which is 7 miles away. Reviewers have called it the coolest bar in the world!
  • There is a secret spot that celebrities love! Two words, Geejam Hotel! This private getaway is hands down one of the most beautiful places that one could ever visit in Jamaica. Located in Port Antonio, this exclusive hotel has a bushbar, private Jacuzzis and even its very own recording studio. This is definitely the 8th wonder of the world.

Plan a Trip Today

Well there you have it, some interesting facts about Jamaica, and most of all, some interesting places to visit. Don’t just sit there gawking, plan a trip today with Cavanor Auto Rentals. Choose your car, load in your luggage, turn on the GPS if necessary and prepare to have the time of your life! Who knows, you may even discover some new facts about the island of Jamaica.

Enjoy the luxuries that Jamaica has to offer with a vehicle rented  from Cavanor Auto Rentals.

Cavanor Auto Rentals – “Providing Happiness on Wheels Always.”

Taste the Flavour of Car Rental In Jamaica

21 Mar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t you just love when a dish is well seasoned? So seasoned that you can smell what is being cooked from miles away. It’s the different sweet scents that are associated with the memory of astonishing experiences in life. Imagine driving into your garage and you are greeted with the startling aroma of onions, peppers, scallions, just to name a few which brings you right back to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Almost like the many receptors “LIGHT UP” and the feeling is bliss! Were you ever able to smell jerk chicken/ pork while traveling to a destination and you can just taste it before you devour the meal? Oh, the many different flavors of life make it worth living.

 

Our Car Rental in Jamaica Flavour

 

At Cavanor Auto Rentals we allow you to travel in Jamaica with an opportunity to create memories for you and yours with the great pleasures of the different meals to discover. Visit Cavanor Auto Rentals and get a car rental in Jamaica at a reasonable rate. Our great variety of vehicles, allows you to exercise your taste in what suits your needs. Just like preparing a meal, we ensure our vehicles are properly seasoned. In other words our vehicles are in superb condition allowing you to have one less thing to worry about when you travel. At Cavanor Auto Rentals, like having the famous Jamaican dish such as Ackee and Saltfish that is destined to resonate with you, we take the same concept and apply it to our services offered. Rent a car in Jamaica with Cavanor today!