How do I increase the value of my van before I obtain a valuation from you?

We are frequently asked by owners this question. So, we have summarised all of our thoughts into this detailed FAQ.

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Read our guide to increasing the value of your van

When trying to sell a van, think of your buyer and what they would like to buy. The closer your van is to what most buyers would want to buy then the higher the value of the van will be.

The following jobs are likely to increase van valuation and what we can pay for a van:

Our recommendation would be that prior to undertaking repairs that you compare the valuation for your van with and without the repairs. You then need to factor in whether it’s economical for you to complete the repairs. For example, if a valuation with repairs is £2500, without repairs is £2000 and the repairs would cost you £800 it’s not worth your time, effort and expense to complete.


As a garage we can complete repairs at very low-cost, you are likely to benefit most by selling to us complete with faults. If you are a mechanic or have access to a low-cost mechanic (e.g. family/friend), you may save money by completing some repairs yourself.


Although nice to do, the following won’t increase the amount your van is valued by us. The following are mainly tasks van owners undertake to sell a van privately. Sell to We Buy Broken Vans and enjoy a hassle-free service:

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We would love to hear from you, so please contact us if there are any aspects about your van you wish to discuss. Call us on 0121 285 9859 or 07582 859 859, in particular, we may be able to advise on whether certain repairs are worth undertaking prior to selling the van to us.

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Why sell your broken van to us?

Do you have a van to sell? But you want a fair price, no hassle and quick payment? Then you have come to the right place!

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