Updated on January 23, 2016
SILVERCAR Rental with $100 or $25 OFF!
During our last big trip I lovingly titled “The Park Hyatt Honeymoon“, we had to rent a car for our one day in Los Angeles at the end of our vacation. Originally I had booked a tiny Kia on CheapO which was the cheapest car I could find but that was still over $50 for 1 day after taxes! I knew there had to be something cheaper and that’s when I read about Silvercar!
I had remembered reading about Silvercar and knew that it was available at LAX so I decided to look into it. They currently have cars available at airports in Austin, Dallas (DFW and DAL), Chicago (ORD), Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Phoenix and San Fransisco.
When I looked up the price of Silvercar for that day it was about $10 more than my little Kia I had reserved – Silvercar it is!
So, why would I pay $10 more than I had too? Because I just wanted to try something new and it turned out that the car AND experience is WAY BETTER!!
First of all, every Silvercar rental is an Audi A4!
Second of all, with an Audi A4 you get Satellite radio, a sunroof, navigation system AND in-car WIFI!
But don’t worry, it gets better!
The process is really simple as it’s all run from their app which walks you through exactly how to get your car. You can see what I mean on the screen shots below. Our experience was even better than usual as we were actually picked up in our A4 and driven back to the rental shop from the airport check-in area ( I have heard others having a similar experience at LAX).
After picking us up they asked for my license and credit card and I scanned the code on my car with the app.
With that done, we were ready to go! After getting to the rental shop it was maybe a 5 minute process and we were off!
The car ran great – as you would expect from an Audi! But the experience continued to be exceptional on the return. First of all, the app instructs you how to use the car navigation to lead you back to the drop off location where after a quick scan an employee will drive you in the same car to the airport and drop you off.
But what if you don’t have time to get gas?! No problem, they will fill the car up at the going rate for a $5 fee. No pre-paying for gas or some outrageous gas fee if you don’t fill up! Since we were running late it was well worth the $5!
Our experience was great from start to finish but it got even better during our ride to the airport. I had signed up for my account using a referral code which would give me $25 after completion of my rental and that $25 was deposited in my Pay-Pal account before I had even got out of the car!! That made my $65 (after tax) rental a $40 rental before even leaving LA and made it cheaper than the Kia I would have gotten otherwise!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this as a rental option if it is in your area. If it’s your first time you can sign up using the referral code: KCALDWELL which will give you $25 back just like I got! (And I will get $25 too!) Just click HERE and then sign up at the top right , then just enter the code and you are good to go. This code is good at any time and doesn’t expire.
BONUS #1– If this is your first time renting with SilverCar and you are renting for 2 days or more then CLICK HERE, add KCALDWELL for the $25 referral credit but ALSO put in the promo code ELEVATE75 when you actually book and it will give you an additional $75 OFF! So if you are a first time user between the refferal code KCALDWELL and the promo code ELEVATE75 you get $100 off!! **Promo Codes good until 1/29/16**
Not a new user? Use Promo code ELEVATE15 and get 15% off you rental!
BONUS#2– Currently there is another promotion where you get a free day off you rental when you book a SilverCar for more than 3 days using the promo code FREEAFTER3. This is most likely not cheaper than the above code but it’s always good to have options! **Rental must be picked up by 11/25/15**