Silvercar is an upscale car rental firm that only rents Audi A4 sedans. With this business model, they’re able to offer lower-than-expected prices for a luxury car while also simplifying the rental experience. Nearly everything is included or automated, including on-board WiFi and GPS and a flat $5 refueling fee at market rates.
I’ve even had the company drop me off at the airport curb in my car at the end of the rental several times, though this isn’t guaranteed.
Now, Silvercar is offering a new discount for the holiday season. Book a rental of three days or more, and your fourth day will be included free. Just use the code FREEAFTER3 when making the reservation. The one catch is that you need to pick up the rental by November 25 (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving). Hopefully we’ll see additional discounts offered when we get closer to December.
As I’ve described in previous posts, Silvercar can be surprisingly affordable compared to traditional car rental agencies. It’s almost always cheaper than a comparable luxury car (although I don’t think a Buick and an Audi are very comparable), and sometimes it’s even cheaper than a less impressive standard or full size car.
In this case, I checked out a rental at San Francisco, which is often an expensive rental market. A full size Chevy Impala would cost about $15o for a four-day rental, whereas Silvercar would cost only $276. A luxury Cadillac ATS is almost $900!
So, clearly Silvercar isn’t the cheapest option for every trip, but it is a great deal if you want a better ride. Check them out First-time renters can also save $25 if they enter my referral code. Just type SMACKENZIE when you sign up. Silvercar is now available at Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and New York.