Sep 042018
 

What’s worse after a long day of traveling than standing in a long line at the airport waiting to pick up your rental car? I always dread coming off of a long flight to have to search for the rental car counter and then wait forever for the long process to be over with- nevermind all the upsells they try to push on me once I am there. Having just gone through the rental car process in July when I was in Charleston (longggg lines and tons of paperwork), I said to my husband that there HAS to be a better way to get a rental car. Well, it turns out that there is and it’s called Silvercar.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

With Silvercar there are no lines and no paperwork. Yes, you read that right – no lines or paperwork!! Everything is done on their app and right now Silvercar is available in 24 cities across the US.  I had a chance to try out renting a car through Silvercar when I was in Orlando last week and let me tell you, it’s a game changer when it comes to renting a car.

I downloaded the Silvercar app about a month ago to reserve my car.  On the app, I had to provide my credit card information, the dates & times I would need the car for (obvi) and complete my profile (my license information, etc). On the day that I arrived, they texted me with instructions on how to pick up my car.  In Orlando, the Silvercar lot is off site, so once I arrived in Orlando I texted Silvercar (per their instructions) and they sent a WallyPark shuttle to come pick my family up at the airport and bring us to the lot to get our car. They sent clear instructions about where to go to get the shuttle, so we had no trouble getting to the pick up location. It was easy peasy.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

After a short shuttle ride, we arrived at the Silvercar lot and were met by a Silvercar representative.  He let us pick out which Audi we wanted and gave us a quick overview of the features that the car was equipped with.  The Audi A4 sedan or Audi Q5 SUV were our choices, but we went with the Q5 because we had a lot of luggage with us and wanted to make sure there was enough room for us and all our bags.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

We did a quick walk through around the car to make sure there were no damages and once that was done, the car was unlocked by using the app – and we were on our way within minutes.  It was such an easy process. My favorite part is that there were no upsells like I usually get at rental car places!

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

Oh, and the Audi Q5 came with tons of awesome features that we loved using while we had it.

  • MMI® color display — a central display on the dashboard, offering driver and passengers interactive functionality with many of the Audi’s advanced technology systems, including navigation, audio, vehicle options, and more.
  • MMI touch zone — use the touchpad (in the Q5) or the top of the knob (in the A4) to interact with the MMI display. You can “write” your entry, rather than using a keypad, and navigate maps with the swipe of a finger. Delete by swiping your finger from right to left; make a space by swiping your finger from left to right.
  • Audi smartphone interface — enables Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to connect compatible smartphones with the vehicle. Control your phone with the MMI, steering wheel controls, or your voice to access features such as navigation, phone, and music, as well as certain apps.
  • Audi music interface with two USB ports for data and charging connection — the ports are located in the center console, under the armrest.
  • BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation for compatible devices
  • BLUETOOTH® streaming audio for compatible devices
  • Keyless engine start/stop
  • Rear view parking camera — supplement your view by using the rear view parking camera; the red line will show how close the rear bumper is to an obstacle.
  • Heated seats for driver and front passenger
  • All of their cars come equipped with Wi-Fi (which my boys LOVED!!).

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

Traveling with littles? Silvercar offers the premium Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible and the Peg Perego Viaggio Flex Booster car seats at no additional charge. To request a child seat, please contact them at least one day before the start of your reservation by submitting a car seat request.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

In the Orlando area, there are tons of tolls. Our Audi came with a toll transponder, which in Florida is called the SunPass. We were able to go through the SunPass lane (versus the cash only lane) at all the tolls we had to pass through along our way. Silvercar only charges you for the tolls you go through, not a flat fee like most other rental car companies. For me, it was just another reason to love Silvercar.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

The return process was just as streamlined as the pick up process was. The drop-off took less than a minute and an e-receipt was emailed to me instantly. As with the pick up, we had to return the car to the WallyPark lot that we left from and then took a shuttle back to the airport. We were asked to fill the gas tank before we brought the Audi Q5 back with premium-grade fuel, but there were 3 gas stations by the WallyPark lot, so that was easy, too.

Streamline your car rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar. Done via an app on your smartphone, avoid the lines, paperwork and hassles!

If you want to seriously streamline your rental process by renting an Audi from Silvercar, grab the app (available on iOS and Android) and do it.  It’s a much better way to rent a car, believe me. I am seriously considering planning my next vacation around the cities that Silvercar is available in.

  26 Responses to “Streamline Your Car Rental Process With Silvercar!”

  1. Our children do a bunch of traveling and are always renting cars. Will have to send them this. Something they can use

  2. Well, this sounds so easy! We don’t travel much where we need rental cars, but it’s really nice to know that if the occasion arises, this is out there for us to use!

  3. Oh cool, I’ll keep this in mind the next time we travel! It sounds simple, which is a huge plus when traveling with impatient kids.

  4. I love this! I travel a lot of renting a car has always been the absolute low point of every trip. I can’t wait to try Silvercar.

  5. I do a lot of traveling so I am definitely up for finding new ways to rent cars. This sounds like a great way to do it and extremely convenient to. I love the idea of no paperwork and no lines. What a great way to Rent-A-Car.

  6. Never have I ever heard of silver car before but… I am glad I have now!

  7. Wow! I love that there’s now a newer and better option for rental cars. I’m sharing this info about Silvercar with my husband right now. He is always renting cars for business.

  8. I love how app’s like this are making things so much easier. Having to rent a car used to be a drag, but this looks so easy. Definitely going to try next time I need a rental!

  9. What a convenient service from Silvercar! I checked on-line and found the rental service is available in Las Vegas and Seattle, as well as other locations. The Sun Pass for tolls is wonderful – no worries about change and exiting the highway every few miles. It’s easy to tell it made your trip easier. Thanks for sharing the information.

  10. I have never heard of SilverCar but it does sound like a great car rental company! Thanks for the heads up!

  11. I prefer to went a car when we’re traveling. I have to look into this SilverCar. It sounds like an amazing company.

  12. It’s so convenient to be able to rent a car when you’re on a trip with the family! I think the process with SilverCar is awesome, they’re hassle free and they make sure you’re all set before they let you go!

  13. I love that it only charges you for tolls you go through instead of a flat fee. That’s really nice!

  14. I didn’t know about this car rental option but it sure sounds convenient!

  15. Sounds like everything went so smoothly. We are traveling a lot next summer and I’ll definitely have to look into this. We haven’t had much experience renting cars and it’s good to know what to expect.

  16. That is awesome! We rented a car on vacation once and spent over 2 hours waiting in line! We didn’t take that into account when planning our day.

  17. This sounds really awesome! I will definitely check this out!

  18. I’ve been hearing such incredible things about Silvercar! I really need to check them out!

  19. I agree with you on waiting on a long line and the process that takes long, we’ve experienced that. %thanks for this handy tips.

  20. We rent a car every vacation. I would love to streamline the process. You look like you got a fabulous rental.

  21. I think this sounds wonderful. I’ve never rented a car before though since I don’t get to do much for traveling. I’m keeping this in mind though. Our first big family vacation is coming up in March!

  22. Long line at the airport can be so annoying not to mention the harsh security. I guess their is good and bad with that rules. I always love to go on a road trip instead.

  23. We don’t rent cars often, but when we do, we always go for the one that makes it convenient for us. I would definitely check this out!

  24. Great to know for the next time we travel! My friend came to visit me this summer and we rented a car so it’s something that we could definitely use!

  25. We definitely could use an easy rental process! We’re going on a cruise in about a month and want to drive a rental to the port so we don’t leave our own car there. This might be a great option.

  26. This is something we love to try! Happy to cut those paper works and lines..and Audi is always awesome