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Are you looking for a long-term car rental in Switzerland? What are the advantages of a classic long-term car rental and when are other solutions such as a car subscription suitable? Questions and answers about long-term car rental can be found here.

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What is a long-term rental and what is a car subscription? What is the difference between the two?


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The most important questions and answers about long-term rentals.

Long-term rental vs. car subscription: When does which option suit?

If you need a car for a longer period of time, long-term rentals and car subscriptions are two options you can consider. Long-term rentals are good for short periods of a few weeks to a few months and are usually cheaper than daily rentals. Especially if you need a car at very short notice, a classic rental can be suitable, as the car is not registered to you and is therefore immediately available. Car subscriptions, on the other hand, are ideal for longer periods of more than three months and offer many advantages. For example, the car is registered in your name, there are no hidden fees and the cars are new or as good as new. In addition, the total costs are lower than with a classic long-term rental. However, a car subscription usually takes at least 14 days from ordering to handing over the car.

Long-term rental: How does it work?

Duration shorter than 3 months

With a long-term car rental, a vehicle is rented for a longer period of time, for example a few weeks or a few months. Long-term rentals are usually cheaper than daily rentals. A long-term rental is suitable if you effectively only need a car for a few weeks. Classic providers are, for example, SIXT or Hertz.

As soon as it is a longer period, a car subscription is quickly worthwhile, which is also a type of long-term car rental, but differs in some respects. The costs in particular are considerably lower with a car subscription as soon as the car is used for longer than just a few weeks. However, it takes a little longer from ordering a car to handing it over, as it can take a few days to register it in your name.

Car subscription: How does it work?

Duration longer than 3 months

In contrast to a classic long-term rental, with a car subscription you experience all the advantages of a car. With a car subscription, the whole family can take the driver's seat and there are no hidden fees for a navigation system or trips abroad. More importantly, with a car subscription, the car is registered to you. You get number plates from your canton and can simply apply for a resident parking permit or drive across the border without any problems. And don't forget, with a car subscription you practically always get a new or as good as new car.

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Questions and answers about long term rental

For how long can I rent a car?

Long-term rental: Use < than 3 months

Car subscription: use > than 3 months

The duration of long-term car rental and car subscription varies depending on the rental company and contract, but on your own configuration when you subscribe. As a rule, however, the duration of a long-term rental is a few weeks. From a duration of more than three months, a car subscription is usually more suitable than a long-term rental. Contact us for a non-binding consultation.

When does long-term rental make sense?

If you only want to drive your car for a few weeks, for example for extended holidays, or just to try out a car, then long-term rental makes sense. In addition, a classic car rental is a good solution if you need a car immediately, because with a car subscription it can take a few days until the car is registered to you and can be handed over.

What is included in the rental price?

While there are often many additional costs with a long-term car rental, for example for trips abroad, access to the navigation system or additional drivers, such costs are always already covered in the subscription.

The specific contract conditions vary depending on the provider. However, costs such as basic insurance and maintenance and service are usually included in the rental price. It is important to find out the exact costs before booking and to check any costs of additional services.

What do I have to consider for a long-term rental?

You need to know that you will have to pay for additional costs, such as wider insurance coverage, additional kilometres and additional drivers. In addition, it will not be registered in your home canton, so you will not be able to get a blue parking card. Contract conditions can be very strict, so check carefully.

Costs: If you rent a car for a long period, be aware of any additional costs.

Length of contract: What is the minimum length of time you can keep the car, and what are the charges if you want to keep it longer?

Condition of the car: In the case of a car subscription, the car is new or as good as new. In the case of a long-term rental, the car may be much older. Find out in advance.

Insurance: Check which insurances are included in the rental price or what is included. Additional insurance may be required to be fully covered and check your excess. With the Carvolution car subscription you are in the best hands with Mobiliar, you choose the excess yourself.

Registration: With a long-term rental, the car often comes with AI (Appenzell Innerrhoden) plates. This can make it difficult if you drive across the border or if you want to apply for a resident parking card. With the car subscription, your name is on the vehicle registration card and the car is redeemed in your canton of residence.

Customer service: In case of an accident or other incident, you want to be well advised. If you decide to take out a car subscription, you can contact us by phone, online or via the app.

Can others drive your car?

With a Carvolution car subscription, absolutely. Just note that they need a valid driving license.

When renting a car for a long period of time, you should carefully check the terms of the contract. In most cases, you will have to pay an extra fee for additional drivers.

Should I rent a car instead of buying one?

Which solution is best for you depends on various factors. Renting or subscribing often makes sense if the vehicle will only be driven for a few months or a few years. It also involves less risk and cost than buying.

Should I rent a car instead of leasing it?

Which solution is best for you depends on various factors. A rental or subscription usually offers more flexible contracts and lower costs than a lease. However, vehicles are pre-configured and cannot be customised. Depending on personal needs, a rental and a subscription can therefore be quite advantageous.

Can I also use a rental for an SME?

Yes, as an SME you usually have the option of renting a car. Many car rental companies offer special deals and conditions for business customers, including SMEs. Subscription - as a form of rental - also offers flexible solutions for business customers.

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