Standschaeden

English translation: Hi,

10:21 Feb 8, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Standschaeden
One of the conditions of a car sales is that 'Die Standschäden der Fahrzeuge sind beseitigt'
English translation:Hi,
Explanation:
I havent been able to find the translation of standschaeden anywhere,
but would like to make a suggestion.

Although I am not absolutely sure whether this is applicable here, I often come accross words in German that seem to be just made up and are not (yet?) recognised terms as such.

In that sense I am thinking of 'Standlicht" - sidelight, a light on car which is on when the car is not driveng -
and maybe standschaeden is literary just describing damage which occurs to a car when standing, i.e. not being driven for a long time (as at a car sales) like breakes seizing etc....
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nadamage resulting from nonoperation of the vehicle
Ulrike Lieder (X)
nanot involved in any insurance claim (FOOD FOR THOUGHT ONLY)
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
na... that existing damages to the vehicle are eliminated?
Parrot
naHi,
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Hi,


Explanation:
I havent been able to find the translation of standschaeden anywhere,
but would like to make a suggestion.

Although I am not absolutely sure whether this is applicable here, I often come accross words in German that seem to be just made up and are not (yet?) recognised terms as such.

In that sense I am thinking of 'Standlicht" - sidelight, a light on car which is on when the car is not driveng -
and maybe standschaeden is literary just describing damage which occurs to a car when standing, i.e. not being driven for a long time (as at a car sales) like breakes seizing etc....

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... that existing damages to the vehicle are eliminated?


Explanation:
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Parrot
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5 hrs
not involved in any insurance claim (FOOD FOR THOUGHT ONLY)


Explanation:
I agree with parrot. It looks like some type of Limitation of Liability Clause.

Schäden = damages
schaden = insurance claim

beseitigt = eliminated, set aside

CAN YOU GET SOMETHING OUT OF THAT :
All vehicles undergo an indemnity check to verify that they are not subject to a Hire Purchase Agreement, have not been stolen or involved in a major insurance claim


    the usual
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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9 hrs
damage resulting from nonoperation of the vehicle


Explanation:
Standschaden (as distinguished from, for instance, Unfallschaden) is damage resulting from the vehicle not being operated over a long period of time. See, for instance, the following:

...sehr wenig Rost mit Motorschaden (Standschaden) seit 1994 abgemeldet VB 1000 DM. ...
www.allrad-anzeiger.de/fahrzeuge/suzuki.html

... wolle den Wagen vielleicht sogar verkaufen da er sowieso keine Zeit zum fahren habe ( Bremsen hinten hatten Standschaden ), gingen bei uns alle Lampen an. ...
www.kiny.de/Carrera.htm

"nonoperation" is the (fairly self-explanatory...) term used by the California DMV.

HTH


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