We love renting cars from Silvercar and have always had a good experience when using them. Their no-hassle pricing model, that doesn’t charge extra for going through a toll booth or having them fill the car with gas, is wonderful, especially if you’re in a hurry. If you want to read more about why we love using Silvercar so much, here’s our article about how our biggest problem is we hardly ever get to use them.
Anyway, Silvercar has been busy making some big changes over the last few months:
- They’ve added new rental locations
- They now rent three different Audi models
- They changed their name
New Rental Locations
Silvercar now has 25 locations around the United States; nineteen airport locations and six city locations in New York City, Miami and San Francisco. That’s not a big footprint, so our opportunity to use them is limited. To make things harder, I’m always looking for the cheapest rental car and Silvercar is usually not the cheapest option out there. I only rent from Silvercar when rates are running high from everyone and I have no other options available. If Silvercar is available at that destination, I’d rather rent from them instead of overpaying for a mediocre car from another company.
On September 17th, Silvercar opened their newest airport location in Charlotte, NC. Shortly after, on September 24th, they added their third city location when a location opened in San Francisco’s Union Square.
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Dallas Love Field
- Denver International Airport
- Ft. Lauderdale–Hollywood Intl Airport
- Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport
- Los Angeles International Airport
- Miami International Airport
- Mondrian South Beach Miami
- Newark Liberty International Airport
- Brooklyn, New York: McCarren Hotel & Pool
- Brooklyn Downtown
- Manhattan, New York: River Place at W. 42nd
- Manhattan, New York: Columbus Circle
- Orlando International Airport
- John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Salt Lake City International Airport
- San Diego International Airport
- San Francisco International Airport
- San Francisco – Union Square
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Tampa International Airport
- Washington-Dulles International Airport
New Car Options
When Silvercar started, you didn’t have much choice in vehicle. I had to decide between three identical Silver Audi A4’s when I rented from them at Dallas-Fort Worth (a location they closed a few years ago).
At certain locations, Silvercar is now renting Audi A5 Cabriolet convertibles and Audi Q5 SUVs.
Prices vary by location and season but I’m sure a family would enjoy renting an SUV for the same price as a sedan.
In March of 2017, Audi announced they were purchasing Silvercar (they were already a minority owner of the company). So it comes as no shock when Silvercar announced their new name, Silvercar by Audi.
OK, so that’s not such a big deal. Maybe it will mean more in the future; only time will tell.
Save On Your First Rental
Silvercar has a $25 bonus available for new sign ups. If it’s your first rental, you can enter our referral code and get a $25 bonus Visa credit once you complete your rental.
- Go to Silvercar online or download the Silvercar app via iOS or Android.
- Sign up for an account. Go to Account > Refer a Friend, then enter JHEGEDUS.
- Reserve your rental car. If you haven’t already, make sure to use referral code when booking.
- Get $25 bonus Visa credit when you complete your ride.
Full Disclosure: Silvercar also pays us a small bonus for everyone who signs up with our link once they complete their rental, so we’d sure appreciate if you use our referral code. It helps pay the bills at YMMV HQ. 🙂
For more tricks on how to save on Silvercar rentals, click here to read the full article.
I’m glad to see Silvercar expanding and offering different cars in more cities. They do offer a service different than any other rental car company and will hopefully pull other companies towards a more customer oriented business model.
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