Audi Now Offers Rental Car Options to Owners Due to Shortage

by Gabrielle DeSantis

As restrictions in many areas begin to lift thanks to the help of masks and social distancing mandates as well as vaccination options, many families have begun to look at travel options once again. At 31 locations throughout the country, renters can look to Audi to rent a new luxury vehicle of their choice, which gives travelers another great option as many rental car companies are struggling to keep up with demand, and consequently, prices for rental cars have begun to skyrocket.

Silvercar by Audi

The Audi Badge | Krisztian Bocsi, Bloomberg, Getty Images

Silvercar by Audi is the luxury brand’s newest addition to the market, allowing participants to rent new Audi vehicles from the dealership directly while traveling. It even allows for renters to opt for contactless delivery, rather it be at the airport or another location when traveling. This can benefit many travelers who may be struggling with rental car shortages by giving them a high-quality alternative that they can rely on when airport rental car companies are booked.

What is the rental car program good for?

A 2021 Audi A4 parked in the street
2021 Audi A4 | Audi

These short-term rentals offered by Silvercar by Audi are the perfect option for travel, but they can also help bridge the gap between leases or buyers looking to purchase a specific vehicle. It even gives potential buyers the opportunity to see how they like some of the most popular new vehicle options from Audi for a bit longer than the standard 10-minute test drive.

There are some location restrictions as well, as you need to be traveling to a city with an Audi dealership that offers this rental car program. Luckily, Silvercar is available in many major cities, and you can check out the list or choose to book through the Silvercar website directly.

Additional features that cost extra in other rental cars

The new Silvercar by Audi rental car system doesn’t just make renting a car while traveling more convenient for eligible renters — it also offers features and options that you typically have to pay extra for when renting from other rental companies. Features like in-car WIFI and navigation are usually an upgrade to unlock if you’re renting a vehicle from Avis or Budget Rentals, which come standard in all of the vehicles included in the Audi rental fleet.

Besides that, renters have a good choice in rental car options among the Audi fleet. If you want more space while traveling, you can opt for SUV options such as the Audi Q7 and Audi Q5 or opt for a smaller sedan choice like the more modest Audi A4. If your destination features rolling hills and beautiful scenery, you can also choose the convertible Audi A5 Cabriolet.

The Silverstar by Audi is a clever solution to the struggle that many travelers looking for rentals will have over the next year as travel restrictions loosen and we are able to begin to explore the world again. Whether you are off on an adventure or headed to visit with family that you haven’t seen since the quarantine began, the Audi rental car system will help many eligible travels in the upcoming months.

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