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Old 03.05.2011, 23:05
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Panelbeater in Germany or France?

I had a slight incident with a concrete pillar in an underground car park in Migros a couple of weeks ago, and it has left a lovely mark along the side of the car.

We found out today that the full cover we thought we had is actually only partial cover!
Has anyone taken their car across to Germany or France for panelbeating work? If so was it any cheaper than quotes given here? Did you get the tax back? Was the work of good quality? Was the language barrier a problem?

Thanks for your help guys
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Re: Panelbeater in Germany or France?

I have had bodywork done on my car in Loerrach. Went through the dealer in Loerrach though, so I don't know the name of the company; I specifically went there because their reputation is outstanding- and the results on my car were perfect. I saved at least 33% of what the repair costs would be in Switzerland. I got the tax back. You will save money; I'd probably reccommend going to Germany rather than France for good quality work, and get some personal reccommendations first!
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Old 05.05.2011, 15:01
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Re: Panelbeater in Germany or France?

Go to Brändlin Karroserie in Lörrach, I wrote him an E-Mail to get an appointment.

I had 5 parking damages done for €1'000 , he did an excellent job!

http://www.karosserie-braendlin.de/

He is near the train to Basel SBB
http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

He gives you the invoice. You drive 2 Km to the border at Zollweg, Lörrach, http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

show your Invoice, Swiss papers (+ Permit) to the German Zoll at Reihen, & get it stamped, drive back and Mr Brändlin gives you the 18% tax back. Then you can take a photo copy to the Swiss border Zoll and pay the 8% MWSt.

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Old 05.05.2011, 15:30
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Re: Panelbeater in Germany or France?

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Go to Brändlin Karroserie in Lörrach, I wrote him an E-Mail to get an appointment.

I had 5 parking damages done for €1'000 , he did an excellent job!

http://www.karosserie-braendlin.de/

He is near the train to Basel SBB
http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

He gives you the invoice. You drive 2 Km to the border at Zollweg, Lörrach, http://maps.google.ch/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

show your Invoice, Swiss papers (+ Permit) to the German Zoll at Reihen, & get it stamped, drive back and Mr Brändlin gives you the 19% tax back. Then you can take a photo copy to the Swiss border Zoll and pay the 8% MWSt.
Corrected that for you.
I was lead to understand that if the thing you have had done is actually ON the car you do not have to go to the CH Zoll.
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Old 05.05.2011, 16:03
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Re: Panelbeater in Germany or France?

You are probably right, as this was what happened to me with Brändlin, but with a FIAT garage I had to get a stamp and then go back and claim.
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