Renting a car in a major city is much easier than it was when Rent A Bomb was first started in 1979, but that hasn’t replaced the need for affordable car rental. Our business was founded on the principle of offering low-cost car hire, and although we started with only six pre-owned Holden’s, our fleet has grown to number more than 800 cars, split between inexpensive Saver cars, and our still reasonably priced, but newer Upgrade vehicles. The biggest difference between the two? Where you can drive them, with our Saver cars limited to travelling within a 50-kilometre radius of the city centres of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Cairns. While some travel is allowed beyond this - for a small, additional fee - if you're wanting to travel far and wide within Victoria, New South Wales, or Queensland, you'll want to choose one of our Upgrade vehicles.
The need to rent a car is not limited to out-of-town tourists and business people. As a resident of Brisbane, Cairns, the Gold, Coast, Melbourne, or Sydney, you may want a short-term car rental to assist with getting around the city while your own car is in for a service or repairs. And if that's the case, you won't always need a newer model, just something that is able to reliably get you from one location to another within a metropolitan area. But even if you're visiting from out-of-town, travelling beyond the city limits might not be a requirement, so renting a car from our Saver range is still a viable option. Our aim at Rent A Bomb is to keep you moving, whether it’s in a passenger vehicle, or a commercial vehicle. And by offering both older and newer model cars, we’re able to help you do that affordably, and with fewer limitations.
Our Saver Vehicles
Our Saver vehicles are our most affordable car rentals, made up of a fleet of older, used cars, perfect for getting you around without making a huge dent in your budget. And just because they’re older vehicles doesn’t mean they’re less reliable; all our vehicles are properly maintained, and still have many miles of travel left in them. Most of our saver vehicles are available with automatic or manual transmission, but not all of them come with power steering or air-conditioning: if these are important to you, be sure to specify that when booking your car hire. And our Saver vehicles aren’t limited only to sedans, hatchbacks, or station wagons; we also have people movers available, which can seat up to eight people quite comfortably. Renting a vehicle from our Saver range doesn’t mean having to make do with less simply because your budget is limited. And even though our Saver car rentals are for driving in the metropolitan area, not more than 50-kilometres from the city centre, with prior arrangement they can be driven further afield if necessary.
Our Upgrade Vehicles
Our upgrade vehicles are still very affordable, but the key differences are that these rental cars are newer than our Saver vehicles, and you’re allowed to drive them anywhere in the State in which you rent them. Even though they are newer vehicles, our quality-control and maintenance programme is every bit as comprehensive as for our Saver vehicles, because we don’t want to see you on the side of the road with car trouble, when you should be enjoying your holiday, road trip, or making it to your next business appointment on time. Being newer models, air-conditioning and power steering is standard in almost all our Upgrade vehicles, and the cars usually include other newer features such as electric windows and mirrors, central locking, and even Bluetooth connectivity in some vehicles. Our Upgrade vehicles offer comfort, and the freedom to drive wherever you want within the State you rented the vehicle in.
Vans, Utes, and Trucks
Sometimes you need more than a simple car hire: maybe you need to transport a large piece of furniture, or maybe you’re a small business owner and the number of deliveries you need to make don’t justify having your own delivery vehicle. Whatever the reason, you can still rely on Rent A Bomb to meet your needs with our range of vans, utes, and trucks that can be rented for a single day, or multiple days. Most of our branches have Saver vans and utes that are ideally suited to carrying a variety of goods and/or equipment, while our Hoppers Crossing branch in Melbourne also has Upgrade trucks available on request, for larger loads. We don’t impose too many special conditions on the renting of vans, utes, and trucks, but we don’t allow the transportation of any items that are flammable, explosive, or corrosive, and all loads must also not exceed the maximum load limit of the vehicle.
With 12 branches along the east coast of Australia, from Melbourne, all the way up to Cairns, you’re sure to find a Rent A Bomb office that’s convenient for you. And that includes offices that are close to popular airports, from the Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine, to Sydney Airport in Mascot, Brisbane Airport, and Gold Coast Airport. Even our Cairns office is located less than 10-kilometres from Cairns Airport, so if you’re flying into any of these destinations, you won’t need to travel far to pick up your car hire, or to drop it off again when you fly out again. Being close to, rather than at each airport allows us to keep our car rental prices low and affordable, while getting to us from the airport is still convenient.