The compensation for use is calculated using the following formula:
Gross purchase price * driven kilometers / expectable remaining power
Example: Let's assume you drive a car with a purchase price of € 35.000. You bought this as a new car with 0 KM and have driven 100.000 KM so far. Then the calculation looks like this:
€ 35.000 * 100.000 KM / 300.000 KM = 11.666,67 €
This means you would need in an action against the manufacturer compensation for use of 11.666,67 € get credit. You get in our sample calculation so 23.333,33 € by the manufacturer back (€ 35.000,00 - 11.666,67 €).
As expectable rest mileage we put 300.000 KM based. This mileage is based on the latest rulings by the BGH and is therefore to be used as a reliable value. Some firms also accept a value of 500.000 KM or no compensation for use. This is possible (in theory), but not enforceable from our experience and frivolous.