Cars Buying, importing, and exporting vehicles

Planning to import or export your vehicle? Considering buying a car in Switzerland?

If you import, save money by planning in advance. If buying, consider pre-ordering so your car is ready when you arrive. Autociel is the Swiss specialist for foreign residents, offering considerable advantages over regular Swiss car dealerships and years of experience.

Relocation guides: Cars

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Importing a car

Complete guide to importing your car to Switzerland. Covers timeline, financial considerations, documents and forms, procedure.

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Buying a car

Where to buy a car in Switzerland and how to proceed. Covers searching and buying by yourself, or with the support of an expat car dealership.

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Car insurance

Understand the Swiss legal requirements for car insurance, what motor vehicle insurance policies are available in Switzerland, and where to get advice.

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Car registration

Step-By-Step guide to registering your vehicle with the Swiss road traffic authorities.

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Exchange of driving license

Resident foreigners in Switzerland need to exchange their foreign licence for a Swiss licence within the first year of arrival. Here's what to do.

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Breakdown recovery and roadside assistance

Guide to your options for breakdown recovery, covering basic solutions to full peace of mind.

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