There are some things you should know about when using the drive-thru at your bank that we learn at Feed Buzzard.
Can I use Bank Drive Thru?
Before using the drive-thru, make sure your bank offers this service. Banks have different requirements for using the drive-thru.
You may have to be a certain age or you need an account at that particular bank. You must also bring enough money with you, because you cannot use your card at the drive-thru machine.
How to use Bank Drive-thru?
Here are the steps you need to take if you want to be a passenger when your bank offers drive thru services:
Drive up to the location and stop behind the line. Park your car, turn it off and put on your emergency brake.
Find an attendant at the window and tell them what service you need. Do not back up, because the attendant will have to run out after you. If you are required to open an account or if they do not recognize your face, they might ask for identification at this time.
If this is your first drive thru experience, tell them what service you want once they come to the window. They will tell you where to start your car and how to use the controls. If you need help, do not hesitate to ask them for assistance.
Once you have finished, write down any mistakes that occurred so that you can talk about it with the bank later if necessary.
Put your car in park or neutral and then into reverse. Make sure you step on the gas gently after making your turn. Move to an appropriate parking spot and exit the vehicle before using the drive-thru again.
How to Deposit Money at a Bank Drive-thru?
It is easy to deposit money into your bank account using the drive thru service at many banks today.
First step will be to park your car in a parking spot. Turn off the car and put the emergency brake on to avoid any accidents. If you have not used drive thru service before, find an attendant at the window and tell them what type of deposit you want to make. They will place a deposit slip into a holder for you that fits into your car's dashboard or door.
Now, take a check book and a pen inside the car to write down your deposit information. The numbers on the deposit slip will tell you which window or which box to place your money into or where it should go.
Make sure that you do not give them any old checks that were sent back because they will not accept them through drive-thru. If you do not have checkbook or a pen, you may be able to find one at the window inside the bank.
When you are finished with your deposit, put the slip from holder back into a drop box and make sure that it is sealed shut before putting it in there.
You can now drive forward slowly and then go to an appropriate parking spot after you have finished making your deposit.
The drive-thru is only open during banking hours
You may want to deposit your money at night when you cannot stop at the bank. Most banks are not open on Sundays or holidays, but they do offer drive-thru hours for when you can go there during regular business days.
You can find out what time your bank opens and closes in the telephone book in the yellow pages under "banks" or by calling the bank directly.
You need to bring enough money with you
Most banks do not allow you to use your card in the drive-thru, so the only way that the machine will recognize you is if you have at least $25 with you when using this service. If they need identification, then be sure to bring your ID as well.
To summarize, there are many obstacles that you need to know about when using the bank drive-thru.
However, once you know what to do and why, this service can be very helpful for people who cannot get to the bank during regular business hours or who do not like to go inside for other reasons.
Just make sure that you know what you need to do and when you need to be there, and drive-thru banking can be a great way to save time and energy!