AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Silvercar, the app-based car rental service, announced today that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will be the next location to get the company's reimagined airport car rental experience. LAX makes the list as Silvercar's sixth location added in the nine months since it launched, alongside current operations at airports in Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Francisco.
"It's time for car rental that doesn't suck at LAX. Time for travelers to skip the lines, avoid the counters, Heisman the upsells and get a great car every time," said Silvercar CEO Luke Schneider. Unlike other car rental companies, Silvercar rents a single make and model—the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course).
Silvercar customers manage their entire car rental using a smartphone app—from reservation to return—for a seamless experience. Upon landing at LAX, travelers summon a curbside valet with the tap of a button to take them to Silvercar's off-airport location less than a mile away. Customers then unlock their own silver Audi A4 simply by scanning a QR code on the vehicle's windshield.
Each Silvercar is equipped with Google Earth GPS navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, in-car Wi-Fi and a toll tag, all at no additional charge. A simple fuel plan streamlines the return process by charging customers the local market rate for the precise amount of fuel they've used, plus a five-dollar service fee.
Silvercar rates at LAX will be $89 per weekday and $59 per day on weekends. Advance reservations are being accepted for Los Angeles-bound travelers (service beginning Nov. 4, 2013) via the Silvercar app for iOS or Android.
To learn more about Silvercar or book a reservation, visit silvercar.com.
With a mission to reimagine the airport car rental experience, Silvercar launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. Silvercar has since opened airport locations at Austin, Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby and San Francisco International Airport. Silvercar offers a single make and model vehicle—the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course)—using mobile and smartphone technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows for a personalized rental experience from car to car. A privately held company, Austin-based Silvercar is funded by $16.5 million in venture capital investment, led by Austin Ventures and including CrunchFund, SV Angel and tech industry success-spotters Chris Dixon and Dave Morin. For more information, visit silvercar.com.