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mobile mechanics / on-site equivalent of TCS Occasions Test

The TCS Occasions Test requires the vendor to bring the car to the TCS affiliated garage.


Are there any companies or independent mechanics who do an on-site check?


Is there any word to search for this type of on-site service in German?



Obviously they can't check the underbody to the same extent as a garage but that will be checked during the MFK too.



I found some sellers simply won't take the car for a check, they just can't easily put it in their work day or the TCS center isn't so close or both of these things.
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Re: mobile mechanics / on-site equivalent of TCS Occasions Test

Have a look here: https://www.mobiliar.ch/versicherung...kaufbegleitung
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Re: mobile mechanics / on-site equivalent of TCS Occasions Test


Thanks, that looks really useful.


For somebody who doesn't already have a car, do they get the discounted price if they agree to buy the Mobiliar insurance upon purchasing a car?
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Re: mobile mechanics / on-site equivalent of TCS Occasions Test

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Thanks, that looks really useful.


For somebody who doesn't already have a car, do they get the discounted price if they agree to buy the Mobiliar insurance upon purchasing a car?
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Re: mobile mechanics / on-site equivalent of TCS Occasions Test

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Just not very good at reading German


Did a search for some of the vocabulary from that page, for example


"Kaufbegleitung auto"


"kaufberatung auto"


Looks like there are a few similar services in Switzerland and Germany.


Incidentally, there are plenty of ELM327-based OBD readers available for as little as CHF 20. They can extract some error data into free apps like AndrOBD. Clever car dealers can hide some of the errors from OBD but it is still useful to help eliminate some cars from consideration before paying for full inspection. Private sellers may be oblivious to the problems in the cars they are selling.
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