Car Subscriptions: The Ideal Solution for Expats in Switzerland Looking for Cars

Alyson - October 18, 2023

Car Subscriptions are the Ideal Solution for Expats in Switzerland Looking for Cars

At CARIFY, we understand the unique needs of expats like you. Our mission is to make your Swiss journey seamless by providing hassle-free car subscriptions tailored to your needs.

What are car subscriptions?

CARIFY is the biggest car subscription provider in Switzerland, with over 2000 cars, and we offer an all-inclusive, flexible alternative to leasing or buying: One monthly subscription price includes all costs related to your car like repairs, servicing, tires, motor vehicle tax, as well as registration in your residential canton. And, of course, comprehensive insurance is already included in the subscription price. You only have to pay for gasoline. 

Find out how the booking process works here

Why choose CARIFY?

The offer of CARIFY is designed to fit the needs of expats perfectly:

  • Flexibility: Subscriptions between 1 and 48 months. Monthly cancellation or extension is possible. Want to drive a SUV in the winter and a convertible in the summer? Or do you want to test a family car a for a couple of months before buying one? CARIFY makes it possible!

  • Cost Transparency: One monthly subscription price includes all costs related to your car like repairs, servicing, tires, motor vehicle tax, as well as registration in your residential canton. And, of course, comprehensive insurance is already included in the subscription price. You only have to pay for gasoline. 

  • Convenience: We handle maintenance and more. No need to speak to a garage, insurance companies or the tax office!

  • Multilingual support: Count on us for assistance anytime and anywhere in English, German, French or Italian. 

  • Sustainability: While the majority of subscription providers rely on brand-new cars produced exclusively for subscribers, we work closely with automotive garages that make their existing vehicles available for our service. This way, we give existing high-quality cars a second chance while simultaneously reducing the need to manufacture new vehicles. Additionally, we also offer new cars to provide a wide range of mobility solutions.

The best insurance in Switzerland

At CARIFY, you do not have to worry about going over your budget! With our unique PREMIUM insurance you profit from a 0 CHF deductible and unlimited parking damages:

  • Fully-comprehensive insurance: Covers you for all damages that you or a third-party might cause (e.g. collision) as well as parking damages (e.g. an unknown person scratched your car while it was parked). The deductible for this insurance is CHF 0 per event 

  • Parking damage insurance: Is included in the fully-comprehensive insurance with a deductible of 0 CHF per event. No limitation on number of events per year.

  • Partially-comprehensive insurance: Covers for natural hazards (e.g. hail, marten, etc) with deductible of 0 CHF per event

  • Roadside assistance in Europe 24/7

Find out more about our insurances here.

Who is eligible to book a CARIFY car?

To reserve a CARIFY vehicle, you must meet certain eligibility criteria. Here's what you need:

  • Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to book a CARIFY car.

  • Valid Swiss Driver's License: You should possess a valid driver's license that is recognized in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. If you've been a resident of Switzerland or Liechtenstein for more than a year, it's important to consider exchanging your foreign driver's license for a Swiss one for legal compliance.

  • Residency Status: CARIFY is designed for residents of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. You need to be a resident and cannot book a car on a tourist visa. Merely owning property in Switzerland or Liechtenstein, such as a holiday home, or being a Swiss national, does not automatically qualify you for booking a CARIFY vehicle.

We appreciate your understanding of these requirements as they help us maintain a high standard of service and ensure the safety and legality of our car subscription offerings. If you have any questions or need assistance with your eligibility, please don't hesitate to contact our support team for further guidance.

Conclusion

CARIFY car subscriptions are a flexible car solution and optimal for expats. CARIFY takes care of all your car-related needs, so that you can focus on having fun on the road.

If we have sparked your interest, take a look at our selection of over 1000 cars here.

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