The interminable lines. The painfully slow customer-service reps. And after all that, you end up pulling away in a subcompact car?
Renting a vehicle is enough to drive you up the wall.
So it?s good to know we?ve got Silvercar to keep us grounded. (Well, not literally, since the brand-new Austin-based business is based at DFW Airport.)
With a top-of-the-line (business) model that?s run entirely via an app, Silvercar--and its fleet of 2013 Audi A4s--makes the rental process less of a process. Once you arrive at the airport?s central rental facility, simply head to your reserved car. Human interaction is so overrated.
With the aid of your smartphone, scan the QR code on the driver?s-side windshield to validate your reservation and unlock the car. Each vehicle is fully loaded with Google GPS, satellite radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and even a TollTag.
And with a daily rate (about $100 plus tax per day) comparable to a typical full-size rental at other major companies, the Silvercar experience is just as sweet as its fleet.