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Lost car, left windows down filled with water, could not provide any paper work, won't contact me
Had my car transported by SMB, it is the worst experience I have ever had with a transport company. The car got lost going from Melbourne to Brisbane I was told it was in Sydney then a week later found out it was still in Melbourne. When it did get to Brisbane it couldn't get delivered due to trucks braking down so I was told if I pick it up I would get a refund for that part of the transport by SMB. This was false they lied and won't refund the trip from depo to my house. When I picked up the car I found the windows left down 5cm each side and...the car filled with 3cm of water threw it. I tested the windows they work fine and go up and down. Also the car had tape put on it which ripped the paint off. No paper work was provided with the car, no pick up condition report nothing. I have emailed email@example.com no response. If you call up they just tell you to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't ever use this company. Took 24 days to come up from Melbourne and would have been another 4 sitting out in the rain with the windows down if I had not have picked it up. Still waiting from them to contact me
Transported a trailer for me within the Perth area. Unfortunately the business is full of incompetent people. Trailer was damaged and once they finally admitted the damage i was told i would be contacted by the insurance department. No contact and it has been months now of me calling, sending quotes etc but they just ignore the calls and emails. If using this company be prepared for your stuff to be ruined.
Do your research and do NOT use these guys!!!
I never write reviews... but these guys left me no choice. I transported a car and I honestly wish I did more research. They have no regard for your property and then have no regard for your time when you need to work with them to resolve issues. I picked up my car from their Sydney depot and reported damage. I have been struggling now for over two months to simply get a call back. As per a previous review.. they are never available. Even the day of collection and highlighting the damage the lady was immediately irritated and gave me an email address I should work through.
Damage not covered at all
Transported a brand new range rover, noticed the interior console has significant scratching and interior (front/back seats) all dirty as if someone sat it in.
Called on day or arrival, and each day for 1 full week - support staff somehow always at lunch.
[Name Removed] in support is unhelpful and deceitful. Implying interior damage is somehow not covered...she notes a T&C relating to personal property and affects as to way the interior is the same, its clearly not.
No help and careless.
Terrible customer service also, no tracking on the car at all just guess work.
Terrible service and car covered in tape and residue - needed detailing as a result. Disgusted.
As other reviews state, customer service is DISGUSTING here. I took my car to the Melbourne depot. The truck driver was working alone and there was no one in the office. He said he was filling in. I tried to pay him, and he said to pay on the other end in Darwin as he doesn’t know how. Then, after a whole month (yep, a month) my car arrives in Darwin. However, I was told to transfer before I can pick up - after it had arrived. I told this to [Name Removed] via email, she then proceeded to say this hadn’t happened and called me a liar. I’m absol...utely shocked to say the least. NEVER, ever choose SMB. They’re the cheapest for a reason. Disgusting. EDIT: Be careful, they will damage your car paint! Car was picked up and found to be covered in duct tape, sitting in the sun. This company have zero care in the world for your vehicle. I left a 50K 4 month old car in their care and got it back covered in sticky tape residue, including caked over the paint work and the $1K window tint. It cost me $150 to get the car detailed externally to remove the melted tape residue covering the entire car. DO NOT USE SMB - they have NO CARE AT ALL for your car. Again, read the google reviews, they tell an accurate story about this company. I will tell a soul itself anyone who will listen, for the rest of my life, DO NOT use this negligent company.
While reporting a damage, at least be human..
I sent a car from Alice Springs, it was my brand new Toyota Camry.
There was not even a scratch when I sent.
But when they deliver, huge broken plates on the bottom of car. Massive hit happened during transportation.
I reported it , following are the response.. but not at all acceptable service.
“ From our standard vehicle receiving procedures we are only required to complete vehicle surveys from approx. 1m away from the vehicle, SMB does not complete a survey of the underside of the vehicles. Our drivers stand up and complete the surve...y from this distance of 1 metre noting what they can see as potential transit damage. SMB is not liable to mark every single damage on second hand vehicles and SMB is not liable to mark up this kind of pre-existing damage on the initial survey. This damage would have been missed on the initial survey due to the angle/positioning that the survey took place. Please note: From our standard vehicle receiving procedures we are only required to complete vehicle surveys from approx. 1m away from the vehicle. SMB is not liable for any pre-existing undercarriage/underside damage as the vehicles are only driven on and off the trailers. If light scratches and marks are not seen from this distance of 1 metre they can then be missed in the survey. If the vehicle is parked in a tight or dark place or a dirty/wet vehicle on collection SMB will not be held liable for any pre-existing marks not seen in these conditions. (Please see our terms and conditions for more information)
Damage on my vehicle
As I picked up my vehicle from the depot it had a dent and paint scratched off the boot. They clearly reversed into something and took no responsibility. I wouldn’t recommend this company
Damaged occured to my vehicle whilst under consignment with SMB Australia Car Transport
My Vehicle was shipped by a reputable Dealership in what appeared to be fantastic condition and SMB was the contractor who conveyed my vehicle from Brisbane to Sydney on the 5 March 2021. It arrived in Sydney Depo 8 March 2021. The vehicle Sat at their depot till 12 March 2021. I Received my brand new car with only 50Klms on the odometer and my 20" front passenger mag wheel had been scraped in three areas of the wheel. My front bumper bumper had sustained impact damages, scraping the whole front bumper from one side to the other. My drivers doo...r had been impacted and red paint chipped off too. Having written to this company three times in the week ending 19 March, 2021, none of my emails were responded too. I contacted their office and their lovely staff said I had to deal with [Name Removed], but was subsequently unable to take my call or confirm receipt of my emails and damages their business were responsible for. It is very upsetting when having to trust businesses like this and this is the end result. This experience has left me severely disappointed not to mention the lack of communication or responsibility taken in this matter.
Vehicle arrived weeks later and damaged.
I chose to go with this company to transport my vehicle from Brisbane to Perth as it had the best price and fastest delivery as per quote. 17 business days was the quote I received on the 30th of November. My car was then available 49 days later with a damaged tail light and missing aerial. I was given multiple false days of arrival which I had booked time off work to collect. My cost of the transport has added another $1000 for the parts I will now have to replace. In trying to justify these damages I’ve sent multiple emails & calls & no one seems to care or reply. I will never be using this business again & recommend anyone one of thinking to use them to read the countless reviews.
My vehicle was damaged. Rude and unorganised!!
There are not very good processes to keep track of clients vehicles and possessions, or their associated delivery timelines. Communication is also severely lacking. I had to contact numerous people to find out when my vehicle was going to be delivered, all individuals were extremely rude and unhelpful. P & S paid their subcontractor SMB (contrary to other correspondence received) for the delivery of a vehicle that hadn’t even been delivered. In the original email and quote I was told the ETA was 16 working days and after booking and finalising...payment I was told 20 working days. After my car had finally arrived after 31 working days (6 weeks) I came to find dents and marks in the roof (where the straps must have been placed) and my antenna missing. Would I recommend P&S Logistics or SMB Car Transport? Absolutely not. To pay so much for a service to have my vehicle damaged, awful communication, rude service and an unrealistic (and extremely late) delivery time is absolutely disappointing to say the least.
I used these guys to transport my car from WA to NSW and they bent the control rod on my car where it had been strapped down on the truck. It was a very scary drive from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast (after a wheel 'specialist' also missed this crucial default). They also said it would take 2-3 weeks for my car to arrive but it actually took just under 5 weeks. There was no communication, I was constantly having to chase them up for information. I chose these guys because they were cheap but it was futile because I had to pay to get my car fixed. When I tried to contact them to get some compensation they wouldn't return calls or emails. I will never use them again and warn all my friends and family against using them.
Not trustworthy or reliable
Items were stolen inside my vehicle called them and was informed that it wasn't there problem and he also told me that won't replace anything that was taken after asking to speak to someone else was told to send email still haven't herd anything never again am i using smb services not reliable and not trustworthy. Yes it's affordable but comes with a terrible service.
Review collected in partnership with SMB Australia Car Transport
Not reliable company
No comeunicatio. at all
They damaged my car during transport cost me $7000 to fix
They are very dishonest
Take long time to transport my car but we we booked they sat two weeks which take 5 weeks
Review collected in partnership with SMB Australia Car Transport
Car was damaged and they took no responsibility
My car was damaged when it was transported from Perth WA to Sydney NSW. The driver that delivered the car pointed out the damage to me. When i contacted SMB I was told i would receive a call back about the matter. I never did. After 5 months and multiple calls i finally received a response saying that they are not take responsibility for the damage. What a joke!!
Disappointing Service - Late Delivery and belongings missing
We sent our car with some belongings from Perth to Darwin on 9 April 2020. Due to Covid 19, I was concerned that the transport would be delayed, but I was assured by the person I spoke to on the phone that things were happening as normal. Unfortunately my car and belongings were only delivered on 16 May 2020. I followed up a number of times re the expected arrival date and was assured that the car would be delivered on time. I followed up a number of times after the car was not delivered on time, via email and by phone. The email was never answ...ered and I was promised delivery times over the phone that was never adhered to. I was never contacted by the company during this time to update me on progress. To add insult to injury my Akubra hat was stolen out of my car. Upon inquiry I was referred to their policy of $800 excess payment and that they did not have an inventory of my belongings that was packed in the car. No attempt to investigate the matter at all. In my view it would be pretty easy to identify the person who took the hat as they should have details of who accessed the vehicle. Very disappointing turn of events. It would seem that to send belongings in the car is a free for all, with the company not taking any responsibility for anything packed in the car
Questions & Answers
So far I am unhappy with SMB service. They should know that there is a holiday (Easter) during the process. I made 3 phone calls before Easter and asking when will my car arrive to Darwin from Melbourne and they said it would the there on 06/04 in the first call and then the end of 6th week and then 12/04 and today 06/04, they said it would arrive at the end of next week (16/04). The reason for these delay is because of Easter holiday!!! I have read all the review from the top and feel like they did this with more than 70% customers here. I will wait until my car come to officially write a review about thier servicw as one of the big issues here with them is they damaged customer car (I hope it will not happen to me but ...)
how hard is it to track where my car is I'm not cranky just can't figer out your tracking system HELP please
Honestly Anthony, I have transported many cars with SMB, and I never needed to track my cars because it didn't make any difference in terms if delivery time. SMB is slow but cheap, they also transport non-running cars. Their estimated time is always correct if they said 4 weeks it will be 4 weeks knowing that the car still in depot or transit isn't important for me.
If you need urgent transport they are not your best option.
I hope this helps
thanks for that just a little to keen to get it i guess
Hi Anthony, we do not have an online tracking system at this time.
You're more than welcome to call us 8.30-5.30 EST Monday - Friday to get an update on your vehicles.
1300 362 085 is for our Head Office or you can send through an email to email@example.com for updates.
Hope this answers your query. Thank you, Daniella
Car transport from Tasmania to Darwin?
I would not use them again. My car was two weeks late, with no communication from them whatsoever. My hat was also stolen from my car, with them not caring one iota
Hi Autoalfamo D. We can transport on this route. If you still wish for a quote or question please call our office 1300362085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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