There are an almost endless number of common van faults that can make life miserable for owners of LCVs. If your van gives up the ghost for whatever reason, you might want to sell it rather than fork out for repairs. So, what are the kinds of issues that usually arise in vans and will anyone out there actually buy a van with a known fault?

Typical mechanical maladies

Even though vans are designed to cope with near-constant use in commercial operations, they can only survive for a limited time before something goes awry.

While things like tyres and brake pads can be replaced, more often than not it will be the engine that poses the biggest threat to a van’s long term viability.

If the fuel pump falls into disrepair, the turbocharger starts having hiccups, the oil pressure is erratic or the ECU is on the fritz, it will only be a matter of time before the entire vehicle is completely un-roadworthy. Then if it fails an MOT, you might be left with no option but to pay through the nose for uneconomical repairs or try to sell it.

Tough decisions

There are always a few ways to sell a used van, including the obvious routes such as putting it up on private marketplaces or getting in touch with a local scrapyard if things have gone too far.

There are of course downsides to each of these options, with the hassle of handling private buyers and the uncertainties surrounding the value for money offered by scrapyards both likely to weigh on the mind of anyone trying to sell a damaged or faulty van.

Luckily there is an alternative; get in touch with We Buy Broken Vans, receive a competitive valuation and let us do the rest for you.

Clear advantages

If it was not already obvious from the name of our business, we set out to help people sell their faulty vans, no matter the nature of the issue or the extent of the damage that the vehicle has suffered.

We will make an offer on virtually any van, even if it is a non-runner and has been taken out of action by some seriously catastrophic mechanical faults. We accept all vans built from 2001 onwards, whether they are in working order or in need of serious attention.

Our online valuation tool lets you get a quote for your faulty van, then a member of our team will visit to inspect and collect your vehicle, while payment will be made quickly to prevent any delays.

Give us a call or send us an email for more information

Let the We Buy Broken Vans team help you sell your used van for the best price by sending an email or chatting via our hotline on 0181 285 9859. We truly do give good offers on all LCVs, even if they are only fit for being turned into scrap.


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