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App-Based Car Rental Company Silvercar Adds Audi Q5s to Its All-Audi Fleet

Published: 10/01/2018 - Filed under: Home » News »

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I'm a big fan of Silvercar, they've really been successful at disrupting the rental car world and providing both an easy, app-based rental process and a cool fleet of silver Audi A4s. In case you didn't know, Silvercar is a totally Audi-based and app-based car rental company. There's no paperwork and no waiting in lines, you reserve the car on the app, they pick you up at the airport (they have 18 mostly airport locations across the U.S.) and deliver you a new Audi A4 sedan. And now, in 9 of their markets, they will also deliver an Audi Q5 luxury SUV. 
 
App-Based Car Rental Company Silvercar Adds Audi Q5s to Its All-Audi Fleet
 
The digital process to reserve and rent a car is easy, after establishing an account with a payment method, you simply reserve the car with the Silvercar app. Once reserved, location specific instructions are send via text on where to go to get the car. Some locations like Miami are at the communal rental car area, while others, like Los Angeles, are offsite, but close to the airport property. 
 
In every city, a rep meets or picks you up at the airport and takes you back to their car lot. The Silvercar app reads a bar code on the rental vehicle and it unlocks the vehicle and starts the rental.
App-Based Car Rental Company Silvercar Adds Audi Q5s to Its All-Audi Fleet
 
At the completion of the rental, the bar code is scanned again to end the process and generate an email receipt for the credit card on file. You can return the car at the airport or their office, they'll then drop you off at the airport. It really is seamless and the best thing is, you get a loaded Audi A4 with satellite navigation, a nice leather interior, sunroof, Sirius XM radio and other luxury amenities.
 
App-Based Car Rental Company Silvercar Adds Audi Q5s to Its All-Audi Fleet
 
You also get Audi's great quattro all-wheel-drive safety and security and a great driving experience. It sure beats renting a Buick from Hertz.
 
Silvercar was acquired by Audi in 2017 and continues to grow.
 
App-Based Car Rental Company Silvercar Adds Audi Q5s to Its All-Audi Fleet
 
Like every Audi model, the Q5 represents true state-of-the-art engineering and design, offering a great combination of safety, performance and style. You get the performance and safety of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system and Audi drive select, which offers five different drive modes to really customize the driving experience. Inside you get cool tech like Audi's virtual cockpit, which uses Google Earth maps and images. I recently drove the mid-size SUV on a road trip through the snow from Denver to Aspen and it got me there safe and sound. It was sure-footed in the snow and smooth and luxurious on the freeway.
 
They plan to open five new airport locations in the first six months of 2018, including San Diego and Tampa. The 2018 Q5s will be available in Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Orlando and Salt Lake City. They also have locations in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami South Beach, Newark, Brooklyn (2) and Manhattan. Prices (excluding insurance and other optional protection coverage) start at $49 per day for the A4 and $69 per day for the Q5. 
 
Photos courtesy of Audi USA

By Freddy Sherman

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