Silvercar is a new car rental company that offers high end cards — every vehicle is an Audi A4 — at reasonable prices. By maintaining a homogenous fleet and letting you pick up your vehicle with a mobile app they can keep their costs low. They also pack the car with features: navigation, WiFi hotspot, satellite radio, and more. You don’t even need to refuel your vehicle: a flat $5 refueling fee is tacked on in addition to a charge for the gas you use at a regular, non-inflated rate.
I’ve used it several times now and like it a lot compared to traditional rental companies. Megan is always asking if the city we’re visiting has Silvercar, and while the answer is usually “no,” they are expanding. You can currently find them at DFW, DAL, AUS, PHX, LAX, SFO, MIA, and DEN.
Now through December 31, you can earn $100 for each person you refer to Silvercar if they book a rental of two days or more. If you refer five people, Silvercar will pay you another $500. That’s $100 per person, and $1,000 for five people! I’ve never seen a referral program so generous.
If you’d like me to refer you, sign up for Silvercar with my link or just enter SMACKENZIE in the enrollment form and you’ll save $50 off your first rental. Other readers who have already signed up are welcome to share their links in the comments.
We picked up a car two weeks ago at DFW after arriving from Seattle. It made more sense to drive to see Megan’s sister in Abilene (246 miles round-trip) than to wait for a connecting flight. We’d need a car anyway when we got there, and it would take about the same time. Silvercar was the perfect option for a long-distance drive like this.
Overall our cost was about $15 more per day than a mid-size vehicle at another major rental company, and I scored a major win impressing my father-in-law. 😉 Though Silvercar doesn’t offer a loyalty program, I didn’t have to worry about an upgrade. The Audi A4 is better than most “premium” cars you’ll find on other companies’ lots. Check out this analysis I did a few months ago that shows just how competitive their prices are, suggesting the cheapest rental just might be Silvercar.