$100 Off Your First Silvercar Rental

I’ve written extensively about Silvercar, including about the rental experience at LAX. Silvercar is an innovative rental car company available in roughly a dozen locations, 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, whereby 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.

As of now, Silvercar is available in the following markets:

  • Austin – AUS
  • Chicago – ORD
  • Dallas – Love
  • Dallas – DFW
  • Denver – DEN
  • Ft. Lauderdale – FLL
  • Los Angeles – LAX
  • Miami – MIA
  • New York City – Manhattan
  • Phoenix – PHX
  • San Francisco – SFO

Silvercar has a great referral program, whereby they offer $25 in cash after your first rental if you’re referred by an existing member (the member referring you gets the same bonus).

On top of the $25 in cash they offer after the first rental, Silvercar also frequently offers promotions for discounted rentals. For a limited time, Silvercar is offering new members a $75 discount off a rental of at least two days using promotion code ELEVATE75.

For example, Silvercar has rentals starting from $59 per day, plus tax:


After entering the $75 promo code, that brings the rate down to $22 per day, or $60 for both days including tax:


As you can see, it actually knocks the rate down by more than $75, since the taxes are proportionately lowered as well. Then you get a further $25 in cash for being referred, knocking down the total cost for the two day rental to ~$35.

To recap, to take advantage of this:

  • Sign-up for Silvercar using a referral, so you get $25 in cash after your first rental
  • Once registered, go to the Silvercar homepage and make a reservation using promo code ELEVATE75
  • The $75 discount will be knocked off right away, while the $25 in cash will be sent to you by email after your rental

Bottom line

If you’re the type of person who says “a car is a car, I don’t care what I drive,” then Silvercar probably isn’t for you long term. But if you’re looking to pay a reasonable premium for a car which is actually pleasant to drive, then Silvercar is for you.


And even if you don’t think you value the experience all that much, it’s worth giving them a shot at least once, given how much value you can get out of your first rental. In the above example, you can pay under $20 per day including tax for a Silvercar rental, which is less than you’d otherwise pay for even the most basic rental car.

Have you rented a Silvercar yet? What was your experience like?

(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)


  1. Key questions before I try them out.

    1) Does CSP primary CDW work on these cars? Or are Audis excluded as luxury/exotic vehicles?
    2) Does using this promo code void the CSP primary CDW since you’re not “paying the full cost” of the rental per the terms?

  2. @ HC — CSP primary coverage absolutely works, even with a promo code. Know firsthand, because I was involved in an accident in a Silvercar, and CSP took care of everything. 🙂

  3. You mentioned the $25 sent to you by email. Is that a credit for another Silvercar rental or how does that work?

  4. Just used your referral. Going to DEN in Feb for some skiing, and from any other rental company, AWD/4WD vehicles are going for $700+ for my dates. Silvercar is $256 with the discount, and I’ll get the other $25 back later. Super good deal! Thanks for posting about this

  5. This would’ve been perfect, except that you probably can’t fit 5 check-in bags in an A4 trunk (with 5 passengers), can you?

  6. Thanks for the tip. Did not know this company. I’ve made my reservation for LAX for next month. I’ll let you know my review for this rental.

  7. Curious about your CSP experience with covering all the charges related to the Silvercar accident– Could you send me some more info please?

  8. Would really appreciate it if someone used my referral code for $25 off your first Silvercar rental (can be stacked with other codes) — thanks! 🙂


  9. Chris, I’m making a reservation now for Feb in Denver and using your code (CDONG1).

    Would appreciate someone doing the same. – PFAHERTY

    I agree with Gardner above that this seem to make way more sense than renting an SUV (unless the weather turns to crap…) I wonder if they use All-season or Winter tires??

  10. The $100 Promotion is over but a new $75 one is available when using code TLBMZRJG following the same instructions as above Note*($50 instant discount + $25 paypal credit)

  11. Just used PFAHERTY’s code for a reservation in late March. Here’s my referral code if someone wants it: QIGPOMDJ.

  12. The ELEVATE75 code doesn’t work anymore but the LOUNGEBUDDY code still works for a free rental day on a rental of at least two days or more. Just used QIGPOMDJ’s referral code for a reservation in April. My code is UVQJCFAP.

  13. Thanks for the use of my code. I did recieve a $25 Visa (?) card. Need to figure out the best way to spend the entire amount. Maybe gas? Feel free to use PFAHERTY

  14. Following everyone else’s lead – I used Chris’s. If anyone wants to use it, here’s mine: YCFZGEMW

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