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TCS towing service queries

Is the towing cost included in the annual membership fee, or is there an extra charge when a vehicle needs to be towed?

Does the TCS breakdown/towing service only return the vehicle to the home address, or do they transport to a location of the owner's choice? My understanding of the Swiss languages is not great, but reading the web site it appeared to suggest they tow the vehicle back to the home address.

Putting this question in context, I'm looking at buying a bike from a dealer in another canton. As the factory warranty has expired, the bike will only come with a warranty from this specific dealer for 6 months. If it breaks down during that warranty, I would want TCS to transport it back to the dealer.
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Old 20.04.2017, 15:16
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Re: TCS towing service queries

They towed my car to a garage once.. When I put the wrong fuel in it

And it was my choice of garage.. So i guess within reason they will take it anywhere.


Edit : 20km trip for me.. Then I was dropped back home.
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Does the TCS breakdown/towing service only return the vehicle to the home address, or do they transport to a location of the owner's choice?
Yes, they do tow it to the garage of your choice. Two years back they towed our car from Luzern to Biel, back to the garage where we got it from. They took the car back to their premises and organised for it to be sent the next day. Although it wasn't immediate due to the distance, but they got it done efficiently. There was no additional cost and all part of the annual membership fees. By the way, their services are also applicable to all vehicles registered under the same name
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Yes, they do tow it to the garage of your choice. Two years back they towed our car from Luzern to Biel, back to the garage where we got it from. They took the car back to their premises and organised for it to be sent the next day. Although it wasn't immediate due to the distance, but they got it done efficiently. There was no additional cost and all part of the annual membership fees. By the way, their services are also applicable to all vehicles registered under the same name
The vehicle does not need to be in your name, it's usually a nominated no plate plus ANY vehicle your driving.
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The vehicle does not need to be in your name, it's usually a nominated no plate plus ANY vehicle your driving.
That's even better, makes the membership really worthwhile!
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