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Update: It looks like Silvercar will only be available in New York for the summer. According to their Twitter feed, Silvercar’s Brooklyn location will be open until September 8, 2015.
Update: Silvercar now has a new location in Manhattan at 600 West 42nd Street! It’s open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Did you know Silvercar has a New York City location? It’s the only 1 that is NOT at an airport.
Silvercar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The company has a location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that might come in handy if you’re visiting New York City this summer and want to save money.
This location could be useful if:
- You want to explore other areas after New York City, like the Hamptons or Upstate New York
- You want to drive to different boroughs, like the Bronx or Staten Island
- You’re in town for a meeting and need to pick up a client or partner from the airport
- You’re a New Yorker who wants to get out of the city for a few days!
Get $25 Off Your 1st Booking and a Free Day
If you use my promotion code, “DDUBASH” when you sign-up, you’ll also get $25 off your 1st rental!
It is valid at all Silvercar locations:
- Austin Airport (AUS)
- Chicago-O’Hare (ORD)
- Dallas-Love Field (DAL)
- Dallas / Fort Worth Airport (DFW)
- Denver Airport (DEN)
- Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL)
- Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
- New York City – McCarren Hotel & Pool, Brooklyn
- Miami Airport (MIA)
- Phoenix Airport (PHX)
- San Francisco Airport (SFO)
And LoungeBuddy is offering 1 day free on reservations of 2+ days for 1st time renters when you use the promotion code “LOUNGEBUDDY“ at check-out. But it is NOT available at the Brooklyn location.
This promotion code automatically gives you a free day for any rental of 2 or more days.
These promotions are stackable. So you can save a lot of money!
How to Book
I created a new account to see how much folks who are new to Silvercar could save off a 3-day rental in Miami in August. So I entered in my dates to check.
For an Audi A4, ~$49 per day isn’t bad!
But the price dropped when I entered “LOUNGEBUDDY” into the promo code field and clicked “Add.”
I got email confirmation of the free day.
And remember, you’ll get $25 back in the form of a PayPal credit.
That brings the price down to ~$31 per day including taxes and fees.
That’s a great deal!
Silvercars are Audis that come with Wi-Fi, satellite radio, GPS, and toll tracking (you’ll only pay for the tolls you use, unlike with other car rental agencies!).
You don’t have to book online. You can also book via the Silvercar app!
Are There Drawbacks?
You can NOT combine the promotions at the Brooklyn location.
And the speed limit is New York City is under 45 miles per hour in all parts of the city. So wait until you’re on the highway to drive 10 miles under the speed limit. 😉
I probably wouldn’t rent from Silvercar at their regular prices. While getting to drive a luxury car is a nice treat, I’d rather book a cheaper vehicle and save money for other things, like food and activities.
But they run frequent promotions, so you can get a great deal from time to time.
Which Cards Should You Use to Rent From Silvercar?
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns bonus points for travel, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred (which also has primary car rental insurance). Or use your Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard to earn 2.1% back on $100+ travel purchases, including rental cars!
Silvercar has a location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that could be a great base for exploring New York City and beyond.
You can get $25 off your 1st booking at any location when you use my promotion code, “DDUBASH“ when you sign-up.
New users also get a free day on rentals of 2+ days when you use the promotion code “LOUNGEBUDDY“ at check-out. It is stackable with the $25 discount at every location except the 1 in Brooklyn.
How was your Silvercar experience?