SMB Auto Transport offers the most efficient process to initiate the payment process to move your car, truck, motorcycle, ATV or RV in auto shipping. Once you complete the online form to the left of this page, you instantly receive a free estimate and ten quotes with no obligation. There are various types of payment options with car shipping companies. It primarily depends on the specific auto shipping company and their ability to utilize different types of services to accommodate your preferred method to pay. Most companies are flexible and easy to work with.
There are essentially two phases of the payment process. The deposit and the balance. You can usually make the deposit when the contract is signed and pay the balance when the driver delivers your car. Some companies will ask for COD (cash on delivery), so please make sure the company confirms specifically what type of payment is required when your car or truck is delivered.
Here are the most common options:
Bank or wire transfer – What did we do before online banking? Due to the expediency and accuracy of online accounts and wire transfers, you can send the agreed amount of payment straight from your account to the auto shipping company.
Cash – nothing speaks clearer and has more intent than the cold, hard, green stuff with a dead president on it. I don’t know if you remember a certain commercial for a reputable investment firm, but when you display a wad of Benjamins, you can hear a pin drop.
Credit card – You can pay by credit card online or ask the customer service representative to take the payment over the phone. If this method alarms you, don’t be coerced by a pushy representative of the company. It’s your information, protect it! Pay by the method that you are most comfortable with.
Cashier’s check – This is my favorite method. There is little room for error when you have a cashier’s check issued to the company and it’s exactly the amount agreed upon. No one says “no” to a cashier’s check. Of course, you will have to go to your bank, but that’s the price I’m willing to pay for peace of mind. Just sayin.
Money order – If you don’t have a bank account established, you can pay with a money order. It is very similar to a cashier’s check. The most common difference is the dollar limit. Cashier’s checks can have no limit, but money orders usually do. It depends on the company you purchase it from for the ceiling amount. You can purchase money orders at many grocery stores, the post office or at a bank, but you must have an account at the bank which seems to defeat the purpose.
Pay Pal- If the auto transport company has a Pay Pal account (located on their website), you can use this option. Pay Pal is the “middle man” for online purchasing. Over 140 million internet users prefer this option. It is strongly recommended if you have an eBay account as 90 percent of purchases are made via Pay Pal. Pay Pal will make this transfer of your information and the company will never see your private information. Pay Pal charges the company so you have the assurance of privacy and paying the exact amount that you and the company agreed upon. You must have a valid email address and a credit card or bank account to utilize Pay Pal.