When I consider a car rental, my stress level begins to rise. The thought of traveling with two children after pulling their devices from their clutches after a 6 hour flight, and having to visit a car rental office makes me reach for the mommy juice. Waiting on line, filling out papers, providing credit card information, waiting, waiting, waiting. Then having a beat up vehicle arrive. Swear years ago we had the worst hooptie, after a hail storm took out a rental cars fleet. Definitely not a car to pull up to The Ivy in, not to mention this is no way to begin any vacation.
Welcome to 2018, and the ability to control your experiences via an app. We downloaded SilverCar and were amazed by how seamless it was to create a reservation. Within minutes we choose our location, dates, times, and vehicle. Let’s not skip over the fact that all the extras, navigation, wifi, bluetooth, apple carplay, android auto, tool tracking and a car seat comes at no additional cost!
When we arrived at our destination I simply opened my Silver Car App to my reservation and clicked the Pick Me Up link! Considering I requested a car seat, a rep met me at the airport with the Peg Perego seat and started the process while I waited all of 2 minutes for my vehicle to arrive. At this time I showed my driver’s license and the credit card in my profile since it was my first time driving with Silvercar.
Once my Silver Audi A4 arrived, my rep scanned the QR code on the vehicle, and I begin the in app procedure of approving my rental. Denying their car insurance offer and utilizing my own as coverage, a walk around to approve the condition of the vehicle, followed by me accepting the rental. Conveniently the doors then unlock and the trunk opens, to signify your transaction is complete and you can store your bags and be on your way. I know you can’t imagine a car rental this simple, but honestly their are no lines, no paperwork, you just open the app and unlock the car.
FREE PREMIUM FEATURES
Before we took off for yet another West Coast adventure, our rep then gave us a very detailed description of all of the extra premium features the Audi Silvercar offers without the extra cost.
- My kids naturally paused at the Free 4G LTE WIFI and let out shouts of glee, they clearly forgot about their unplugged summer.
- Another great add on is you can bring your children and leave the clunky car seat at home. Silvercar offers Peg Perego premium car seats and boosters for all sizes so your child can arrive safely, in style.
- Whether you’re heading to the mountains or the coast, protect your gear and request Thule surf or ski racks to ensure your equipment also arrives in style.
- Finding a radio station in a new location can take a minute. Something you won’t have to concern yourself with, thanks to Free Sirius XM you can enjoy over 150 streaming channels, (Disney, and KidzBop to keep the little happy) offering every genre of music, latest news, sports news and talk radio.
- Bring your device’s platform directly to the MMI system, allowing you to access your Contacts, Phone, Music, Navigation, and much more.
- Leave your phone in your bag and take advantage of free in-dash navigation. You’ll never get lost—unless you want to.
Now this is the way to begin a vacation hassle free and in style!
Let me confirm returning the vehicle off was just as simple. I received a text message to confirm my drop off time along with directions on where to arrive. Upon arrival, I parked the car Darrell the Silvercar rep met us outside, (no waiting around at all). Darrell scanned the car, walked around and asked how we enjoyed our experience etc. It literally took longer for me to create a instagram video with Darrell of how simple the procedure was then the actual return procedure.
Thank you Silvercar for a smooth ride from start to finish. Going forward we are clearly renting with Silvercar, and plan to enjoy our free premium upgrades with every vacation we take. Stay tuned as we share our adventurous we took courtesy of our Silvercar Audi A4.
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