I really like Silvercar. They have an all-Audi fleet and their all-inclusive model comes with free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio. You pay only actual tolls (no administrative charges) and can pay a flat $5 and they’ll refuel your car at market rate.
No $9.79 per gallon charges, and no filling up at the gas station near rental car return charging nearly $5 a gallon.
It doesn’t work for them everywhere, however. They used to have a Houston Hobby location but that’s closed. Now they’re closing down Dallas-Fort Worth.
Their website and app will not reserve cars past July 1 at DFW, and customer service confirms it’s because they are shutting down the location.
Dallas was a tough location to work at — customers had to take the rental car bus to the airport’s rental center and from there Silvercar would send a car to pick up passengers and take them to the nearby rental lot to pick up their vehicle. Things are far faster where they’re able to pick up passengers at the airport curbside and bring them to the lot straight away.
Silvercar has remaining locations at:
- Chicago O’Hare
- Dallas Love Field
- Fort Lauderdale
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- Newark (Wallypark)
- New York City (non-airport locations, Silver Towers in Manhattan and McCarren Hotel in Brooklyn)
- San Francisco
These aren’t cheap rentals, they start at $49 a day in some locations but that’s often cheaper than I can get midweek airport rentals and it’s not that much more than rental agencies charge much of the rest of the time — plus you get a nice car and nice set of features.
Hopefully things will continue to work out better than they did at DFW and Houston Hobby!