Silvercar is an unusual rental car firm that only has one model in its fleet: the Audi A4. I think it’s a great car and fun to drive, especially when I have to pick one up in Dallas and drive several hours to someplace like Abilene and visit family. I’ve got another rental coming up this weekend in Austin and might even rent a car from LAX to take a scenic drive up the California coast.
But I digress. Besides offering a cool car, the vehicles are chock full of technology that makes the rental experience much smoother. Tolls are tracked automatically. Gas is measured in the tank, and you just pay market rates for what you use plus a $5 refueling fee. Satellite radio, GPS navigation, and a WiFi hotspot are all included. Some locations will even bring your car to you at the curb.
For a long time I’ve been able to offer new customers a $50 discount on their first Silvercar rental. Just use the link to the right or enter the promotion code SCOTTM when you book your first rental. Compared to most referral codes that take off just $25, I think this is a pretty good deal. Here’s a sample booking that shows two days in Austin, including insurance (since I have none), for $242 after discount.
Can you pay less for a rental car? Sure. But you’ll be driving a Kia. In many cases Silvercar is cheaper than the competition when it comes to luxury models. It may even be cheaper than what the competition charges for a “standard” vehicle such as a Honda Accord. By simplifying its fleet, Silvercar is generally able to offer lower prices for a better product.
I just explained that anyone can save $50 on a new rental by using my referral code. For a limited time, Silvercar is also offering the chance to save 20% — a deal that’s available to both new and existing customers. Just use the code SPRING20 for any rental that begins by April 30. I don’t know if the two discounts stack, but if in doubt, you’ll probably save more with my referral code and can use SPRING20 for the next time. You can always switch it out before confirming your reservation.
Heading to FTU in Las Vegas? They’ve got a new location there, too! Here’s a full list of Silvercar rental offices:
- Austin – AUS
- Chicago – ORD
- Dallas – DFW and Love Field
- Denver – DEN
- Las Vegas — LAS
- San Francisco – SFO
- Los Angeles – LAX
- Miami – MIA
- Ft. Lauderdale – FLL
- New York – Manhattan
- Phoenix – PHX