How do Automated Fuel Dispensers work?
When you use your Central Maine Debit or Credit Card at an automated fuel dispenser (gas pump), the fuel dispenser merchant will try to authorize a hold up to $75.00 even if you are only planning to purchase $25.00 worth of fuel. This hold is then released. The $75.00 is then checked against the account for availability before an approval is made. You need to have $75.00 in your account to purchase fuel from an automated fuel dispenser. If you want to purchase more than $75.00 in fuel with your debit or credit card, you will need to stop at $75.00 and re-authorize for more. Some fuel merchants may only authorize $1.00 and release the hold.