Sources suggest that most gas stations don't accept personal checks. With the advent of the debit card there's really no reason to write out checks for most purchases anymore.
But there are still some that accept personal/business/organization checks like Meijer. As per their website, checks must be used for a purchase and may be written for up to $25 over the purchase amount for an in-store purchase, or up to $5 over the purchase amount of a gas station purchase.
Meijer processes personal checks electronically using the Telecheck verification system. After the routing and account information are captured by the register and the check is voided, the check will be returned to the customer.
With all the options for making purchases and payments, it can be difficult to know which payment method to choose. Is there really a "best" way to pay for things? Here are some tips that can help you determine the option that best suits your needs shared by Bankofamerica.com.