I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in over a dozen markets, with only one type of car in their fleet, the Audi A4.
Each A4 is equipped with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio, and Silvercar has a fair fuel plan, where they’ll fill up your tank for the “market price” plus a $5 refueling fee.
I feel like they charge a reasonable premium for what they offer, though admittedly everyone values things like this differently.
If you’ve been wanting to rent from Silvercar but they haven’t been available in your desired markets, there’s some good news. Silvercar has just announced that they’re expanding to Seattle and Orlando in the coming months:
- Silvercar will be available at Seattle Tacoma International Airport as of July 31, 2017
- Silvercar will be available at Orlando International Airport as of August 28, 2017
Reservations are now available for both markets, and rates in Seattle start at $59 per day, while rates in Orlando start at $49 per day, both exclusive of taxes and fees.
If you haven’t yet rented from Silvercar, they have a generous referral program, where you can get $25 in cash after your first rental if you’re referred by an existing customer. If you enter my code, BSCHLAPPIG, at the time you sign-up for Silvercar, you’ll get that after your first rental (and I’ll get the same). Just go to the top right of silvercar.com and click on “sign-up,” and then enter your email address and password. Once your email address has been verified you can log-in and enter the above referral code.
On top of that, if you have a Visa Infinite Card (like the Chase Sapphire Reserve) you can always save 30% on the cost of your rental of at least two days by entering code VINFINITE at the time of booking.
The above two promotions should be combinable, and in many cases should put a rental into a comparable price range to a basic rental from another car rental company.
I’ve been planning a little road trip in Washington State, so I’m very excited about Silvercar expanding to Seattle!
Anyone plan on renting from Silvercar in Seattle or Orlando?