When Carvolution launched the car subscription on the Swiss market in 2018, the competition was not long in coming. Carvolution has grown enormously fast. Other providers have also entered the car subscription market. This blog post shows you the similarities and differences between Carify and Carvolution.
Both car subscription providers offer an all-round carefree solution in which insurance, taxes, redemption and service are included in a fixed monthly price. Carvolution also includes tyre changes and storage, while Carify keeps cars on winter tyres all year round.
Carvolution generally focuses on new or very new vehicles and offers you attractive subscription prices. The mostly lower prices are the result of an uniform vehicle fleet, high order volumes, and a highly digitalised, lean fleet management. Carify, on the other hand, is a platform on which partner garages mainly advertise the used cars they have available.
Made in Switzerland
Both, the car subscription pioneer Carvolution and Carify, are Swiss companies. Carvolution is headquartered in Bannwil, an idyllic village in the canton of Bern, while Carify is based in the city of Zurich.
Variety of offers
The brands and models of Carify and Carvolution partly overlap to some extent, with Carify offering the larger selection with the help of its partner garages. Since the partner garages advertise for example vehicles that they do not want to sell in their dealerships, this also includes some older vehicles. Overall, you should pay close attention to the different technical data, equipment (all-wheel drive, parking sensors, model year, cruise control, blind spot assistant, etc.) and especially the age of the car models between providers.
Carvolution offers subscription periods between 3 - 48 months, depending on the model, and Carify offers subscriptions between 1 - 48 months. Different KM packages are available for Carvolution (850 - 3’250 KM) and Carify (750 - 3'000 KM). In addition, Carify offers a premium insurance package for a surcharge of CHF 89 per month, without a deductible in the event of damage. If you use the premium insurance over a duration of 36 months, you as a customer pay CHF 3204. With a deductible of CHF 500, this would correspond to roughly 6 claims. This raises the question of whether you expect to cause that much damage during this time period. Carvolution, on the other hand, offers you optional insurances for various claims or lower deductible costs (CHF 500 - 1’500) separately, exactly according to your needs. For a comparison between the offers, it is also important to choose comparable subscription configurations.
Book a car
Carify does not allow cars to be booked more than 30 days in advance as they are a platform and partner garages want to pass on their advertised cars in a timely manner. Carvolution allows you to book your car further in advance if it is available. This gives you flexibility and planning security when choosing your car. Still need to sell your car or let your lease expire? No problem with us. If you are still looking for a suitable place to sell your old car, you can find more information on this page.
At Carvolution, you benefit from our friendly and competent customer service or the Carvolution app, where you can solve your concerns easily and flexibly. Whether you want to report a claim, adjust the kilometre package, view the terms and conditions and invoices, or call up information about your own tyre garage, everything can be found quickly. With Carify, on the other hand, customer service must be notified first in many cases before changes or appointments can be made. With Carvolution, monthly adjustments to the KM package are always possible on the next invoice, while Carify does not currently offer a flexible solution, as there is no app for subscription management. With Carvolution, you can adjust your KM package both upwards and downwards. Carify only grants increases to the KM package during the minimum term. After the minimum term, the option to reduce the KM package is added, but only once. An adjustment costs CHF 50 each time.
Carvolution relies on partnerships with AVIA (fuel card with 5 Rp. / litre discount) and evpass (charging card with free membership in the 1st year, 5 Rp. / kWh discount). Through our partnership with myclimate, our customers also have the opportunity to use the fuel discount for CO2 offsets. Carify also offers a charging card from evpass for your electric car. Delivery to your home costs CHF 180 with both providers. Several former Carify customers pointed out that it was more expensive. Carify additionally charges for the fuel used and deducts the kilometres driven from your monthly allowance. With Carvolution, there is no additional charge for fuel and extra kilometres driven, as this is part of the flat rate of CHF 180. What's more, we load your car professionally so that your car arrives at your home safely and in its best condition.
Love for animals
Unfortunately, animals are not allowed in your Carify car. We at Carvolution are big animal lovers, so you are welcome to take your pets with you in the car. Make sure they are transported safely, e.g. in a dog box. In addition, the car must be cleaned before returning it. But please welcome your pets on board.
Which car subscription suits you?
In conclusion, you have to decide for yourself which car subscription better suits you. Which brand selection appeals to you more? How flexible do you want your mileage package to be? Do you want to bring your pets along in your car? How important is a digital solution for you to clarify your car concerns? If you decide to join Carvolution with a car subscription, you will find an overview of our cars here. You can also find an overview of Carvolution and the car subscription here.
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