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Buy a car in Germany formalities info for your car import Germany

  • How do I reserve a vehicle?

    DEAUTO Your agent in Germany acts as an intermediary between the German selling garage and the French customer. A sales contract, issued by the selling garage, is sent to DEAUTO.FR which, after checking and validating its content, forwards it to the customer for approval and signature. We also need proof of residence on Deauto.fr

  • Are there any guarantees on my vehicle?

    Vehicles less than 2 years old are still under manufacturer's warranty. Nevertheless, it is common to take advantage of European warranty extensions offered by dealerships or garages.

  • How do I get my car back?

    You can collect your future vehicle from the selling garage yourself, or we can deliver it to the location of your choice, depending on the package you choose.

  • How do I register my vehicle?

    We will deliver your vehicle with provisional French WW plates valid for one month. During this month, you will be able to obtain the tax clearance from your tax office, then go to the prefecture to obtain your new vehicle registration document. We can also do this for you depending on the package you choose.

  • What is a tax clearance?

    This is a document issued by your tax office which proves that the VAT is in order, for the purchase of a vehicle abroad.

  • What is the CO2 tax?

    The CO² tax is paid when a car is first registered in France. It is linked to the combined CO2 emission rate recorded on the European certificate of conformity (COC) and decreases over the years.

  • Is it possible to get my vehicle registered?

    Yes, it is possible. We can offer you different solutions adapted to your needs.

  • How is the vehicle paid for?

    Payment of the vehicle to the selling garage in Germany is made either by bank transfer (bank details are obtained with the sales contract) or in cash on site. A combination of both is possible.

  • Is the car set up in French on delivery?

    The entire vehicle is fully parameterised in French (GPS, on-board computer) for delivery. It is possible to obtain the model's operating instructions in French on the Internet or to order it through the brand's network in Germany or France.

  • How long does it take to receive the vehicle?

    It takes 2 days. This period may vary in the event of force majeure, i.e. an exceptional, unforeseeable and irresistible event.

To remember

  1. We refuse to import certain vehicles that are deemed to be unreliable or may have certain technical defects.
  2. We will also inform you of a restrictive option (sunroof, trailer hitch, leather colour), making you miss out on a great opportunity available without one of these options.
  3. the warranty remains valid in France, with the same coverage as in the German auto origin.
  4. We therefore spend a lot of time on checks and mileage checks before we travel for imports.
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