My first car

My first car

Buying your first car is a big decision: both financially and emotionally. So what do you need to consider when buying a car? Our tips and tricks will help you when you are spoilt for choice.

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Know your own needs

Think carefully about what you will need your car for. Your needs will influence the size of the vehicle, the drive technology and the costs.

Buy or lease?

If you buy your car instead of leasing it, you will have a little more leeway when it comes to insurance coverage. However, individual needs can also be taken into account when leasing.

Think about parking and taxes

Do you have a parking space? Or can you park close to home? You should also bear in mind traffic taxes. These vary depending on the vehicle and the canton.

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Third party liability, collision or partial casco: Zurich delivers the optimum choice in coverage for your individual car insurance.

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24/7 Roadside assistance

Keep rolling with your car, motorbike or moped at home and abroad. Roadside insurance with recovery service.

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Stress-free driving

It’s a good feeling, knowing that Zurich is there if you have problems on the road. Drivers' legal protection insurance is available for CHF 150 a year.

Guide to buying a car

Our guide articles feature useful information about buying a car.
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Well protected as a young driver

Licensed to drive at last! Here you can find all the important information about the topic of "Safety for young drivers" – so that you are covered should you encounter any problems.
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Comprehensive cover or partial casco – which one do I need?

Repairing a damaged car can be really expensive: will partial casco suffice – or do I need comprehensive cover? And what exactly does that mean?
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Five tips for buying a second-hand vehicle

Here you’ll find some useful tips to help you get it right first time when you buy second-hand.
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Vehicle registration: the easy way

Before you drive off in your new car, you must register it with the Road Traffic Office. Our guide tells you how to do so without any problems.

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