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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

http://www.autoteile-zuerich.ch

The above place is very handy, central Zurich location. Lots of supplies, generic and universal parts to get you out of trouble!
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I only had good experiences of autoteile-meile.ch, but a friend of mine ordered new brake disks and pads for his Golf GTI, so he could save (a lot of) money on the garage's quoted prices. He was very careful to specify exactly the model and build of the car when he ordered them, but the garage told him today that the disks and pads don't fit. According to the garage, Swiss cars often use different parts.

Anyone else experienced Swiss cars using different parts? It doesn't seem likely to me.
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I only had good experiences of autoteile-meile.ch, but a friend of mine ordered new brake disks and pads for his Golf GTI, so he could save (a lot of) money on the garage's quoted prices. He was very careful to specify exactly the model and build of the car when he ordered them, but the garage told him today that the disks and pads don't fit. According to the garage, Swiss cars often use different parts.

Anyone else experienced Swiss cars using different parts? It doesn't seem likely to me.
No.

Seems that the garage is trying it on.
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I only had good experiences of autoteile-meile.ch, but a friend of mine ordered new brake disks and pads for his Golf GTI, so he could save (a lot of) money on the garage's quoted prices. He was very careful to specify exactly the model and build of the car when he ordered them, but the garage told him today that the disks and pads don't fit. According to the garage, Swiss cars often use different parts.

Anyone else experienced Swiss cars using different parts? It doesn't seem likely to me.
It sounds like a bunch of BS to me. The brake disks and pads should be standard for all cars regardless of which country the car was sold. I wouldn't trust that garage.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

http://www.atu.de/filiale-hinwil-/-wetzikon-673.html
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I buy mine in DE and use some address there for shipment, it's sooo much cheaper (example, some time ago I had to buy new brakes - discs and pads- shop quote in CH: ~500chf, online (ricardo) swiss price ~250chf, price in DE 105eur + 10 eur fee for address service + 20-30 minute trip...)
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Anyone know where to find the main bulb for a 2011 vw golf 1.6 tdi?

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http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/H15...ulb_search=car

found it here, but need to get it locally in CH..
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Old 09.07.2014, 13:45
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Anyone know where to find the main bulb for a 2011 vw golf 1.6 tdi?
Have you tried Jumbo or Migros Do-It?
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I needed some parts for my car that a Migros do-it-deco didn't stock so as always I searched EF for some useful advice.

In my search I came across Autoteile Brüttisellen which is a shop that has pretty much everything. It's near Dietlikon if that helps your bearings.

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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Where to Find AUTO Parts?

Anywhere but Switzerland unless you want to donate a kidney to pay for them.
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Where to Find AUTO Parts? Anywhere but Switzerland unless you want to donate a kidney to pay for them.
Today's purchase was CHF22.- which isn't too bad. In GBP thats £14.34 for two special/unusual brake light bulbs and a headlight bulb. When you factor in the usual Swiss 20% extra its circa £11.50 which is what I would expect to pay in the UK.

The other day I ordered new bicycle brake pads on Amazon FR hoping to save a buck and a week later saw a similar set in a big Migros for less! Guess it pays to really shop around.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

What bulbs do you have?
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Today's purchase was CHF22.- which isn't too bad. In GBP thats £14.34 for two special/unusual brake light bulbs and a headlight bulb. When you factor in the usual Swiss 20% extra its circa £11.50 which is what I would expect to pay in the UK.

The other day I ordered new bicycle brake pads on Amazon FR hoping to save a buck and a week later saw a similar set in a big Migros for less! Guess it pays to really shop around.
Try ordering larger genuine parts such as brake discs, then do a comparison. They can't really screw you on a lightbulb. It can be up to 60% more in some cases.
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Try ordering larger genuine parts such as brake discs, then do a comparison. They can't really screw you on a lightbulb. It can be up to 60% more in some cases.
Interesting, I have seen the opposite of this so far. Recently I had to get my drivers door locking unit replaced (the actuator failed meaning the door wouldn't unlock remotely, I had to use the key) and the Mazda garage quoted CHF200.- plus taxes for the unit (minus fitting) which I thought was extortionate but then when I got UK quotes (it is a UK car) they were £165, so actually a better deal here! They all come from the same factory though in this case it appears, from Finland or something. These were genuine Mazda parts though, not just buying random/generic parts like brake pads where you can get different brands.

Maybe I've just been lucky so far!
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

Has anyone bought battery acid in Switzerland?
Is there a reasonably priced place to get it?

I see reasonably priced batteries online for motorcycles, but wonder if I will have to pay over the odds for the acid.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

This company is in Hannover with Swiss website and payment in ch no wonder postage is so high. The point still is open is there a Swiss company not german selling parts for all cars at these prices? I am yet to find one. Maybe a gap in the market or too complicated to set up such a company dues to import taxes
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

http://www.derendinger.ch/ has lots of stock but even though i get a 40% discount there i find its still normally cheaper to order from germany.
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Has anyone bought battery acid in Switzerland?
Is there a reasonably priced place to get it?

I see reasonably priced batteries online for motorcycles, but wonder if I will have to pay over the odds for the acid.
If you order a new bike battery you get the acid pack with it.
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

If you looking for Auto parts ,unfortunately here they are really really expensive .
You can try to find them in this web page
- www.pkwteile.ch
- www.autoteile-meile.ch
This are from Germany but they make a cheap delivery here as well .
This one is in Zürich ,but you have to pay in cash .
www.autoteile-limmattal.ch

And the easiest way for you it will be just to rent a place for a few hours .

I hope I was helpful with that .
Good luck .
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Re: Where to Find AUTO Parts

I have tried this website:
http://www.piecesdetachees.ch/
http://www.piecesdetachees.ch/

Terrible experience.

They are lying about stock claiming the item is 2.5 days then once order is made and payment taken, it's 2-3 weeks. But they are offering to purchase a "wonderful" alternative. The most expensive similar item in their catalog. (I looked up myself with OEM code, they have cheaper alternatives).

The trying to contact customer service by "chat" and then phone, they are basically playing "not replying", disconnecting, etc...

When I managed to speak to them, I informed that they should display correct "stock status" as per Swiss and European Laws, they claim is "technically not possible", yet they can (falsely) write "2-3 days". They also play dumb and ignore anything related to refund, order cancellation.

Basically, I have already started a complain procedure through Paypal, lucky I used them because I have the bad feeling I would have not received my refund in any other way.

Shame, they got my data free of charge, and wasted my time.
Shame also, they are already having bad reputation towards my car parts buying colleagues and friends.
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