Any van worth its salt should be able to keep going for thousands of miles. But if your van engine starts overheating it can be a huge issue. If the cost of repair seems daunting, it’s often the time to sell. At We Buy Broken Vans, we buy all vans irrespective of the condition they are in.

Engine overheating issues

While your van may be in working order, there could be repeated instances of the engine overheating. Nowadays, we have hotter summers with temperatures soaring during the end of August and the beginning of September. These problems could raise their ugly heads at times like these. Often, once these engine overheating issues start creeping in, they become recurrent. This is because overheating of a van engine could be due to many factors. It may be a good idea to actually dispose of a van when repeated problems start showing up.

Cooling system leakage

The entire cooling system of your vehicle contains a network of rubber hoses. There could be a leak in one of the hoses, or the radiator and its water pump. The temperature control system could also be the culprit. A problem with the cooling system is often the most common cause for the overheating of your engine.

Bad thermostat, or is it a bad radiator?

The thermostat controls the flow of coolant, regulating it to maintain an optimum temperature. When this valve fails its bad news. The flow of coolant can be blocked, and the engine will start to overheat. But the cause could also be a bad radiator or a bad radiator fan. At the heart of the cooling system is the water pump. Any problems with the pump can also lead to a malfunction of the entire cooling system, and the resultant overheating of the van.

How can I sell a van that has overheating problems?

Well, if you’re selling to a private buyer, you will need to bear the cost of repairs before making the sale. Most people would not be willing to buy a van that has overheating issues, for the very reasons stated above. Carrying out the repairs can be expensive and selling the van won’t help recover these costs.

At We Buy Broken Vans, we accept vans in any condition. So, if there are heating related issues, we would look into it and you won’t have to bother. The first step in selling such a vehicle is to visit our website: We have an excellent online evaluation tool as part of our web service. Simply fill out the registration number and the tool will automatically bring up the details of your vehicle. You will need to accurately describe the overheating issues to receive a quote for your van.

Get in touch with the We Buy Broken Vans team to sell off your overheating van

Once you receive the quote, get in touch with our team by dialling (0121) 285 9859. We will arrange an inspection of your van and ratify the price we’ve given you. Once you accept, we will collect the van and pay you the money. Selling off an overheating van couldn’t be simpler, so get in touch with our team today.


Image credit: Mr Choppers/Wikimedia Commons