Your long-term car rental for a few month

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 car hire can be suitable, as the car is not redeemed in your name and is therefore immediately available.

Car subscriptions, on the other hand, are ideal for long-term periods of more than three months and offer many advantages. For example, the car is redeemed in your name, there are no hidden fees and the cars in the subscription are new or as good as new. In addition, the total costs are lower than with the classic long-term monthly 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 generally cheaper than daily rentals. A car hire is suitable if you only need a car for a few weeks. Classic providers are SIXT or Hertz, for example.

As soon as you need a car for a longer period, a car subscription quickly pays off. In principle, a car subscription is also a type of long-term rental, but it differs from a classic rental in key respects. In particular, the costs are significantly lower as soon as the car is used for longer than just a few weeks.

Car subscription: How does it work?

Duration longer than 3 months

In contrast to a classic long-term rental, a car subscription has many advantages over car rentals. With a car subscription, not only does the whole family get behind the wheel - there are also no hidden fees for a navigation system or trips abroad. More importantly, with a car subscription, the car is registered to you. You receive a licence plate from your canton and can simply use it to apply for a residents' parking permit or drive abroad without any problems. And don't forget, with a car subscription from Carvolution you always get a new or as-new car.

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All-in-One car subscription or long term renting?

Compared to a long-term rental, e.g. with a car rental provider, a car subscription offers many advantages. It is significantly cheaper than renting a car, you enjoy more freedom as it is your own property and there is less associated risk. Get a non-binding consultation or request an offer now!

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Long-term car rental for business customers

Business customers also benefit from long-term car rentals in Switzerland in a variety of ways. Whether business travellers who are in the country for several months or employees who regularly commute long distances - a long-term rental provides companies with flexible mobility solutions.

The Carvolution car subscription is a particularly flexible option. Customers always receive new or as-new cars that are fully equipped and reliable, allowing them to make an excellent impression.

The All-in-One package also includes insurance, taxes, service, cantonal redemption and tyre changes. This saves valuable time when purchasing and managing the fleet, as everything is included in one monthly rate.


The car subscription is also ideal for temporary use, whether for projects or for specialists working temporarily in Switzerland. With terms of 3 to 48 months and a flexibly adaptable kilometre package (350-3,250 km monthly), the car subscription is adaptable to your individual needs.

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Questions and answers about long term rental

General information

How long can I rent a car for?

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

What is included in the rental price?

While there are often many additional costs with a classic car rental, for example for driving abroad, access to the navigation system or additional drivers, such costs are always already covered with a subscription. The specific contractual conditions vary depending on the provider. However, costs such as basic insurance as well as 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 for additional services.

Can other people drive your car?

With a classic car rental, you should check the contract conditions carefully. In most cases, an extra fee must be paid for additional drivers. With a car subscription from Carvolution, additional drivers are allowed in any case. Just note that they need a valid driving licence.

Are rental cars always fully comprehensive insured?

In Switzerland, liability insurance for rental cars is usually included in the rental price. This insurance covers damage caused by the renter and affecting third parties. Comprehensive insurance for rental cars, on the other hand, is not compulsory but is generally recommended. It covers damage caused by the renter and affecting the rental vehicle.

Can I also use the car subscription for an SME?

Yes, Carvolution offers subscriptions for private individuals and companies. You can purchase your company car or even an entire fleet from Carvolution. We will be happy to advise you if you have any questions.

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When does long-term rental make sense?

If you only want to drive your car for a few weeks, for example for an extended holiday, or just to try out a car, then a classic car rental makes sense. This is also a good solution if you need a car immediately, as it can take a few days for a car subscription to be registered and handed over to you. If you need the car for several months, a car subscription is the cheaper and more flexible solution.

What do I need to bear in mind for a long-term rental?

With a long-term rental, i.e. a classic car rental, you need to know that you will have to pay for additional costs, such as broader insurance cover, additional kilometres and additional drivers. In addition, it is not accepted in your canton of residence, so it is not possible to obtain a blue parking card. Contract conditions can be very strict, so check carefully.

Costs: For a long-term rental, you should pay close attention to any additional costs.
Contract duration: What is the minimum length of time you can keep the car for, and what charges will apply if you want to keep it for longer?
Condition of the car: With a car subscription, the car is new or as good as new. In the case of a long-term rental, the car may be considerably older.
Insurance: Check which insurances are included in the rental price. Additional insurance may be required in order to be fully covered. With the Carvolution car subscription, you are in the best hands with Mobiliar; you choose the deductible 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 want to apply for a residents' parking permit. With a car subscription, your name is on the vehicle licence and the car is redeemed in your canton of residence.
Customer service: If the worst comes to the worst, you want to be well advised in the event of an accident or other incident. If you opt for a car subscription, you can reach us by phone, online or via the app.

Should I rent a car instead of buying one?

Which solution is best for you depends on a number of factors. Renting or taking out a subscription often makes sense if you only need the car for a few months or a few years. It also involves fewer risks and costs than buying.

Should I rent a car instead of leasing?

The best solution for you depends on a number of factors. A rental or subscription usually offers more flexible contracts and lower costs than leasing. However, vehicles are pre-configured and cannot be customised. Depending on your personal needs, a rental or subscription may be more suitable.

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