If you've ever rented a car at the airport, you're probably aware that it's not all fun and games. After getting off that long, exhausting flight, the last thing that you want to experience is yet another roadblock preventing you from getting to your peaceful hotel sanctuary. You walk up towards the row of fluorescent-lit car rental counters, and instinctively, you realize that you're in for a whirlwind of long lines and paperwork, not to mention dealing with an aggressive agent trying to upsell you for add-ons that you don't really want or need. It's all the hassle you can handle.
Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. Swooping in to save the day is Silvercar, a revolutionary airport car rental service that provides a fast, frictionless, and consistent experience. They'll get you on the road as quickly as possible while eliminating many of the hassles that have plagued the airport car rental industry for years. If you're a modern, tech-savvy business traveler, Silvercar is especially tailored towards individuals like yourself, who can now enjoy a wireless, paperless, and painless erservation experience. More is less, and with the Silvercar app in hand, you'll be able to complete the entire reservation process on your mobile device with no counters, no lines, and definitely no upsells.
Silvercar: Simple, Reliable, and Unique
Recently, the topic of consumer choice overload has been brought to the forefront of the mainstream media. While many of us have taken for granted the axiom "the more the merrier", studies have shown that being presented with too many choices can trigger a sense of psychological anxiety and unease.
If you decide to do business with Silvercar, that's one less thing to worry about. Unlike other car rental companies, Silvercar offers only one make and model, a brand new silver Audi A4. This cuts out a great deal of unnecessary confusion, guesswork, and more often than not, disappointment, from the process. No matter what, you'll know what you're getting yourself into every time: a premium silver Audi A4 and a hassle-free experience at a reasonable price point. ($59-$89 a day before tax and concessions)
Intuitive Booking Process
One of the first things that you'll notice about Silvercar is the intuitive booking process. Once you've downloaded the Silvercar app for your iOS or Android device, you're all set to begin making your reservation. To start the process, simply navigate to the reservation page. There, you can select your airport location and add in your pickup and return times. You might also choose to provide your flight details so that Silvercar can help keep you updated in case of delays. The last item on this list is the promo code entry field.
Silvercar will then give you a simple quote of the estimated total price. If you want, you can take a look at the detailed breakdown of the price into base cost, fees and concessions, and taxes - complete transparency for the win. To top it off, there are no add-on fees.
The base fare starts at $59 per day, although this can fluctuate up to $89 depending on supply, demand, and location. To complete your reservation, you'll have to sign up for an account and provide the usual details on your credit card and driver's license. You'll also be asked about your insurance coverage. If you don't have personal or corporate coverage - Silvercar will allow you to purchase coverage on the spot for $49.
Exclusive Promo Code Offer
As mentioned above, while making your reservation, you'll also have the opportunity to enter in a promo code to receive a discount off your reservation. If this is your first reservation with Silvercar, enter the code "LOUNGEBUDDY" for 1 free day (up to $89 in value) off your reservation of 2+ days.*
*Code is valid on first transaction only. Free day discount applies to rental fee only. Any additional taxes, fees, insurance, or gas is not included.
Smooth Pick Up, No Lines
Once you've made your booking, it's smooth sailing from there. Upon landing at your destination, just follow the instructions in the app to get to the Silvercar lot. Once there, you'll discover a fleet of shiny silver Audi A4s, all programmed and ready to be rented, picked up, and unlocked through the Silvercar mobile app.
If this is your first reservation with Silvercar, the concierge will be on hand to quickly verify your driver's license and credit card details. Once everything checks out, you're free to hop into your vehicle and take off into the horizon. If you need any assistance at this point, the concierge will be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have and get you oriented with the car.
Each Silvercar comes with a free in-dash GPS navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bluetooth. You'll never get lost, and on top of that, you can make hands-free phone calls and put on your favorite tunes with audio streaming. Sounds awesome, right? You bet.
Returning Your Car
Once your rental period is over, it's time to return your car to the designated lot. The concierge will conduct a quick inspection to make sure everything is in order, and your mobile payment will process immediately, providing you with an electronic receipt on the spot.
If you're worried about having to fill up your tank, let us put your worries to rest. Silvercar understands that you may be short on time, and that's why they've made refueling optional. If you decide to skip the refueling, Silvercar will simply charge you the local premium fuel rate, along with a flat $5 fill-up fee.
Here's a quick step-by-step recap on how Silvercar works:
Step 1: Download the Silvercar app and reserve from your phone.
Step 2: Unlock your car with your phone.
Step 3: No counters, keys, paperwork, or security booth. Simply exit the lot and hit the road happy.
Step 4: Return your car once you're done, and receive an email receipt immediately.
Currently, Silvercar operates at a number of the busiest airports in the United States, including five out of the six biggest airport car rental markets. Here's the full list:
- Austin (AUS)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Dallas Love Field (DAL)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
- Denver (DEN)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Miami (MIA)
- Phoenix (PHX)
- San Francisco (SFO)
If there are any airports that you would like Silvercar to expand to, be sure to let them know!
In the same way that Uber and Hotel Tonight are disrupting their respective industries, Silvercar is re-defining the airport car rental experience. While stress, uncertainty, and unease may be the first things that pop into your head when you think about renting a car at the airport, this certainly won't be the case with Silvercar, which bills itself as "car rental the way it should be". After completing a simple and intuitive reservation process, you'll be able to get into your stylish Audi A4 and drive off into the sunset with minimal hassle. The next time you're headed to one of Silvercar's supported airport locations, be sure to give their service a try!