Saturday, 26 September 2009

Keeping Your Photo License Up To Date

Have you taken a good look at the photo on your driver’s license lately? Does it still look like you? You may be surprised to find that you have changed your appearance drastically enough that authorities or others who look at your photo license may doubt who you say you are. Additionally, some countries, like the United Kingdom, put a statute of limitations on the photo portion of your driver’s license. If you haven’t looked already, take a peek at your license and see just what it says.

Since many of our car hire North Cyprus customers are from the United Kingdom we felt that it was a good idea to mention this fact. As the office manager, it is my responsibility to make sure my clients are hiring their vehicle properly and that requires seeing their driver’s license. I have had to make a few tough calls over the last ten years on customers because they did not look like their picture. And many of them had no idea that the photo part of their license was only good for 10 years. We will still hire cars out to you if your license photo is out of date and still looks like you, but we strongly urge that you get it updated.

To find out if the photo card of your license has expired you should look at section 4b of your license. There should be a year listed here that tells you when you will need to renew your photo. The United Kingdom added the photo card to licenses in 1998 so there is a good possibility your identification has lapsed and you need to get a new picture. The paper part of your license should still be in force as this part does not expire until you turn seventy years of age.

The DVLA of the United Kingdom started sending out renewal reminders in May 2008 to everyone that would fall within the new rules. There is a fee of £17.50 being charged for the renewal of the picture part of the license and if you do not comply with the renewal you could be facing a fine of up to £1000.

Once again we urge all of our car hire customers to check their driver’s licenses to make sure that they are up to date and not expired. Driving on an expired license no matter what country you are from is a big deal, and the last thing you want to worry about is explaining to overseas authorities who you are, where you live, and why your current license is not up to date.

Check your license before leaving whatever country you live in when you are traveling to North Cyprus. While we may rent a car to you with an overdue license, there may be other establishments and businesses in North Cyprus that will turn the license away. It is better to have all of your paperwork in order before going on holiday so that you can enjoy it while you visit North Cyprus.

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Friday, 26 June 2009

Pacific Rent-A-Car Values Our Customers Opinions

In an effort to provide our customers with the best service possible, we always ask them to give us feedback on the vehicles in our fleet.Now we are giving all of customers the opportunity to provide us with their feedback via our website.

We at Pacific are always interested in hearing what you our customers have to say about the experience you have with us while visiting North Cyprus. We try very hard to provide you with clean, efficient, and fun vehicles to hire while you are here. With the current market conditions being what they are, we understand your need for a vehicle that is economical to get you around the island. Of course, some of our roads are challenging so we have made it a point to also provide our customers with 4x4s for those off road experiences as well as family vehicles that can not only seat all of your family members but also all of your luggage and holiday paraphernalia, like golf clubs, beach toys, and other items.

Currently our fleet includes the following vehicles that are ready for you to reserve for hire prior to entering the country. We are more than happy to deliver this vehicle to you at the airport so that you can simply get in and get your vacation started.

Economy 4x4
Suzuki Samurai

Small economy cars
Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Getz

Large cars
Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Hyundai Matrix

Family vehicles (7 seaters)
Opel Zafira

If you need car or booster seats for your trip we ask that you request it when you make your car hire reservations. We have a limited supply available, but we want your trip to be the best it can possibly be. Additionally, if you have any problems with the vehicle you hire from us during your stay, we will come out and replace the vehicle with the same model or a comparable one so that you can continue on your way with little to no hassle.

We look forward to reading your comments. They will help us serve you better and will allow us to choose future vehicles for our fleet based on what our customers are the most interested in driving. Even if you have a complaint, we invite you to tell us what it is. We cannot serve you properly unless we know what we need to do to fix any problems you may have.


Saturday, 6 June 2009

Focus Takes Place of Matrix At Pacific

The staff at Pacific Rent A Car would like to apologize to all of our customers who were eagerly awaiting the new Hyundai Matrix vehicles we announced bringing into our hire selection. We have recently received word from Hyundai that there is currently a one month delay on all new models rolling out of the production plants and that we would not have them at the end of May 2009 as we originally promised.

“This is a small setback for Pacific and while we know that many of our regular customers in and out of Cyprus were looking forward to and had already made reservations for the new Matrix, we simply cannot put them in a car hire we don’t have. But we are able to offer all of our customers the new Ford Focus vehicle we have purchased in place of the delayed Hyundai’s,” stated Sue, our reservation manager.

We are going to be adding five Ford Focus’ instead of five Hyundai Matrix's. Both vehicles are comparable in style, gas mileage, and seating. The Focus is part of our ‘Comfort Car Hire’ division and they are great for families with small children. You can comfortably seat three adults and two children in the Focus or two adults and two children with baby seats. If you need a baby seat, let us know when you book your Ford Focus. We have a limited supply available.

Like the Matrix which is also in this division, the Ford Focus’ we will be receiving are all equipped with power steering, electric front windows, airbags, anti-lock brake systems, and central door locking mechanisms. They all use standard unleaded petrol and we recommend that you ask in advance for a manual or automatic transmission if you have a preference.

Huseyin Ocal, our current car tester and co-founder of Pacific, stated in response to the situation, “The Ford Focus is a reliable family vehicle that is great on gas and big on comfort. We have had a lot of customers compliment us on our selection of Focus’ for our fleet, and there was no hesitation on my part to recommend replacing the delayed Matrix with the Focus in preparation for our busy summer rental season.” The Focus’ will be joining the Matrix, the Opel Astra and the Fiat Grande Punte in our fleet.

We would like to remind our customers that we offer advance booking services and that our vehicles cannot be taken out of North Cyprus. Additionally, we do offer airport service and can meet your plane with one of our new Ford Focus’ when you arrive.


Monday, 18 August 2008

North Cyprus 7 Passenger Car Hire

Persons visiting North Cyprus on vacation, holiday, or for business have car hire options for large groups with 7 passenger car hire from Pacific Rent A Car. The photograph shown below is just one of our larger rental vehicles that provide car rental comfort for tourists on holiday, your family vacation, or business group.

North Cyprus 7 passenger rental car

This clean and comfortable 7 seater Opel Safira features air conditioning, right hand drive, and a manual transmission for your North Cyprus driving pleasure. Learn more about our fleet and car hire vehicle rental terms, car rental rates, and car hire booking information on our main site.

Let Pacific Rent A Car service your car hire needs the next time you visit North Cyprus for holiday, vacation, or business.

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

Driving in the South Cyprus

For all drivers for car hire from Pacific Rent A Car in North Cyprus, including persons visiting on holiday, vacation, or business!

Please be aware, that our Rental Agreements and Insurance Policies do not allow you to take your vehicle across the border to South Cyprus under any circumstances. Our Insurance Company has advised us that any vehicle reported as being driven outside the TRNC will be reported as stolen and immediate legal action will be invoked.

When driving in the TRNC, you are covered under full insurance, allowing you to drive your vehicle without concern of liability, providing you remain within the restrictions of the Law and follow the rules of the road.

Please note that Northern Cyprus operates a Zero tolerance drink driving law.

If you would like to take the opportunity to visit South Cyprus during your stay, please contact our office where we will be able to advise you on the best travel options.

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Monday, 2 June 2008

Fuel Options Update

Here is a fuel options update from our previous post. For tourists or business visitors to North Cyprus looking for car hire, we have another fuel option with "Leave it as you got it".

For most visitors on holiday or vacation, we deliver our vehicles with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel: This is the most popular petrol option. We fill the car up form Pacific Petrol Station and deliver it to you. The car will be provided with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel, which you will be charged for and then you return the car empty. Please note that petrol is not refundable.

New fuel options update: “Leave it as you got it”

This is the second option which we don’t recommend if you are getting the car at Ercan Airport and driving long distance. We are offering this option for our customers who do not want to get full tank petrol because they believe they will not use full tank petrol.

If you choose this option, we deliver the petrol as it is and you bring it back as you got it.

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10 More Hyundai Matrix

Pacific Rent A Car of North Cyprus has added 10 new Hyundai Matrix saloon cars to our fleet of car hire vehicles for tourists, family, or business visits to North Cyprus.

Visit our main site to learn more about car hire vehicle rental terms, car rental rates, and car hire booking information.

As a leading car rental company in North Cyprus, we look forward to helping you whether you are visiting for vacation, holiday, or business.

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Monday, 26 May 2008

Fuel Options

We deliver our North Cyprus rental vehicles with the equivalent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel:

This is the most popular petrol option. We fill the car up form Pacific Petrol Station and deliver it to you. The car will be provided with the equivelent of 20 GB Pounds of fuel, which you will be charged for and then you return the car empty. Please note that petrol is not refundable when considering your fuel options.

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Ercan Airport Car Park:

Ercan airport car park is not free of charge anymore. It is 5 Turkish Lira which is approximately equals to 2 GBP. TRNC Car Hire Organisations working to get special car park for car hires which will be free of charge.

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Saturday, 17 November 2007

Excitment at Pacific Rent-A-Car

We're excited to be the first car rental company in North Cyprus to start a blog.

We want to be able to tell you about our latest special offers, new additions to our fleet and pass on useful information for your holidays in Northern Cyprus such as driving tips.

The manager of the company, Mr. Berkan Ocal, will be writing most of the blogs so you will learn everything from first person quickly.

Topics will include these subjects as listed alphabetically: announcements, cars, safety, service, tips, and travel.

We welcome customer and visitor comments.

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