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Garage who takes care of MFK

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a garage in the Western/Northern part of Zurich who can take care of getting my Greek registered car through the MFK and organise for Swiss Plates.

I've had a read up on the forum of some very useful information, so aware of the papers needed and process to follow, most of it I can do myself, but the MFK worries me.

We're imported the car through the broker when we moved all our things here and can get all the import paper work from him.

I can take care of the emissions test and paper work.

My main concern is getting the car cleaned up and though it's MFK. My German is less than basic at the moment and I would rather pay someone to clean the car properly (engine and underneath) and give it the once over and take care of the MFK so it goes through the test first time (hopefully). Rather than me running back and forth and not really having a clue what's going on.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 22.11.2012, 19:21
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Re: Garage who takes care of MFK

pick a garage that matches the make of car? They all do it for a price.
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Re: Garage who takes care of MFK

True, but I'd rather give the money to a smaller outfit rather than main dealer...I believe you pay for what you receive with the smaller outfits...rather than pay over the top for main dealer in-efficiencies.

Plus every time I've had the misfortune of dealing with main dealers it's been nothing but a head ache!

The old guy I bought my Swiss registered car from was fantastic, lovely guy, honest and fair...only problem was he's in Lausanne and I need Zurich plates
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The old guy I bought my Swiss registered car from was fantastic, lovely guy, honest and fair...only problem was he's in Lausanne and I need Zurich plates
And why is that a problem?

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Re: Garage who takes care of MFK

Two main reasons is it's a bit far to go and it will mean taking a day off work.

If I can get somewhere near to Zurich, I can just drop the car off and pick it up later on in the day, without having to take too much time off of work.

And he didn't really speak any English, when I bought the car it wasn't such a problem. We wrote a few figures down on paper, came to an agreement and handed over the cash (although I understood enough that he did say if I was around at the weekends he'd take me and the family out on his boat, we got "chatting" about boats when he saw the photo of my little boat in Greece on my phone screen....but apart from that it was a little difficult.

If the car needs some work, or some more paper work sorting out, I need to be able to discuss it...unfortunately I've only started my lessons and we haven't got to the chapter that covers car servicing and parts yet In fact as I'm a newbie, my German is at the very very early stages.
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Re: Garage who takes care of MFK

www.carsen.ch will help you out & not rip you off.
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www.carsen.ch will help you out & not rip you off.
Ahhh, thank you very much, it's extremely handy as it's near to where my wife works (it's actually her car)...so hopefully she'll be able to drop the car off in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon.

Thanks again, I'll give them a call tomorrow.
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Re: Garage who takes care of MFK

I have turned up at 17.45 with a problem, they fixed it there & then! They will often be able to overcome problems with the MFK!
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