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SMB Australia Car Transport

SMB Australia Car Transport

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37 days to transport Melb - North Coast NSW

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Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
Andre
AndrePerth, WA

Damage not covered at all

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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.

Stay away.

Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeLate
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo

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shaun
shaunPerth, WA
  • 12 reviews
  • 8 likes
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These companies need to be avoided at all costs

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Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
Tania
TaniaSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
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Good customer service

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I rang SMB to find out where my car was and they sorted out my problem which was great.
The car did arrive later than expected, however they sorted out my situation.
regards
Tania

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Delivery TimeLate
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
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Foster N.
Foster N.Darwin, NT

Terrible service and car covered in tape and residue - needed detailing as a result. Disgusted.

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Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo

Vehicle arrived weeks later and damaged.

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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.

Incentivised Review No
Sender or ReceiverReceiver
Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo
Ed D
Ed DCunderdin
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Hassle free. We've used them twice

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Both times have been significantly cheaper than alternatives. Did arrive a couple of weeks later than the promised ETA. Vehicles have arrived in good condition, pickup and drop off were hassle free.

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Delivery TimeLate
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
SMB Australia Car Transport
SMB Australia C.SMB Australia Car Transport

Thanks Ed for your review. We are working on an upgrade to inform customers about delays for the future.

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Alanna
AlannaDarwin, NT
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

My vehicle was damaged. Rude and unorganised!!

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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
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Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo

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BAD SERVICE AND UNRELIABLE

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Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
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Avoid!

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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.

Incentivised Review No
Sender or ReceiverReceiver
Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo
Andrea Clark
Andrea ClarkPilbara, WA
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Great to deal with

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Had our Isuzu Dmax shipped from Townsville to Port Hedland. These guys were great to deal with, we were even able to load some personal processions in the car. It did take 7 weeks but know others who have waited 6 weeks from Brisbane. All transport seems to be taking longer with COVID restrictions.

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Delivery TimeLate
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionYes
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Communication was disgraceful

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Communication was crap, and car was late didn’t even know about it till I rang up to ask where it was lol, never again! I’ll be definitely transporting with someone else next time and I suggest the same for everyone else. Peace out

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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
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Alan  Tahooni
Alan TahooniPerth, WA
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Not reliable company

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We unreliable
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

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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic
Delivery Arrived in Good ConditionNo
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Kynuna
KynunaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

DO NOT use this company for any vehicle transport!!!

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Would not recommend

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- Car transported Perth to Brisbane
- Very hard to get into contact with Perth office. Left a message with name + number and they never called back
- Kept having to call back for any updates on estimated drop off and felt like I was annoying them for wanting to know where my car was
- Workers seemed very unsure and couldn’t give clear answers and then was lied to about whereabouts of my car by other worker. Was told car was to arrive on certain day and that it was running late because of truck break down, called back closer to this estimated day to find out it wasn’t even placed on a truck yet?
- I would not recommend SMB transport, have been without my car for nearly a month and it’s still estimated to arrive in another week still

Incentivised Review No
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Delivery TimeUnacceptably Late
Shipping TypeDomestic

Questions & Answers

Noah P.
Noah P.asked

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 ...)

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Anthony T.
Anthony T.asked

how hard is it to track where my car is I'm not cranky just can't figer out your tracking system HELP please

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Bahati K.
Bahati K.

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

Anthony T.
Anthony T.

thanks for that just a little to keen to get it i guess

SMB Australia Car Transport
SMB Australia C.SMB Australia Car Transport

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 smb@smbaustralia.com.au for updates.
Hope this answers your query. Thank you, Daniella

Autoalfamor D.
Autoalfamor D.asked

Car transport from Tasmania to Darwin?

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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

SMB Australia Car Transport
SMB Australia C.SMB Australia Car Transport

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 smb@smbaustralia.com.au
Thank you

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