Mechanical trouble and common faults
Sell a Van with DPF Problems
We come across vans with all types of problems here at We Buy Broken Vans and amongst the most irritating are DPF failures and problems. Many owners think this problem is resolved only for the problem to resurface again soon after. If you have a van with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) which needs replacement, it’s a tough predicament, especially when your van may have a low value. Learn here about how We Buy Broken Vans can help you to sell a van with DPF faults.
The Role a DPF has to Play in Vans
DPFs have been fitted to diesel cars in the past twenty years to help with the fight against emissions from diesel cars. Their role is to both capture and stores exhaust soot, which periodically will need to be burned off (basically emptied) through a regeneration process (often called a “regen”). This process cleanly burns off accumulated soot and helps to protect the environment from the harmful black smoke which otherwise be seen from diesel van exhausts. Regular motorway driving is great for regen as it will burn much of this soot off naturally.
Problems Which Can Occur with Diesel Particulate Filters
When the DPF becomes clogged an orange dashboard will display indicating the filter needs to be cleared. For city only, drivers this can become problematic as “regens” will become all too common as the van won’t be able to clear due to short, low-speed city journeys. DPFs are particularly affected by irregular servicing as this exacerbates the issue of soot accumulation. In situations where the van won’t regenerate itself naturally, most garages will be able to “force” a regeneration through specialist equipment.
The Costs of DPF Repairs and Replacement
A diesel car will run without a DPF, but it will fail its MOT and it’s also illegal to remove a DPF! Older vans with higher mileage are more likely to need DPF repairs and replacement and with the expensive cost of replacement of a DPF (Often £1,000 – £3,000), affordability can be a problem. With DPFs often costing more to replace than the value of this van this is often a reason to write a van off and replace with a newer model.
Selling a Van with DPF Failure
There is no real option, if you have a DPF failure you need to fix it or sell your van to a company like ours who buy vans with known DPF faults. As we have said the cost of a DPF replacement varies, but for certain models can be over £3,000. In many cases, it pays “to cut your losses” and sell to a company like ours rather than invest more money into the van for a repair which won’t increase the value of the van before the DPF faults arise.
Sell Your Van with DPF Faults to We Buy Broken Vans
We have bought many diesel vans over the years with a DPF failure, for many owners, the cost of fixing is too high and that’s where we come in! If you are in the situation of having a van that needs a replacement DPF and it’s beyond economical repair, then you need to speak to us today. One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at position square one.
Contacting us is very easy – our details are here
Don’t worry if you have DPF faults, as contacting us is easy! Speak to us by calling 0121 285 9859 or by mobile on 07582 859 859 where you can also send us text messages. To find out how much your van is worth use our simple valuation form and our payment could be with you today.
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