As a professional scrap car buyer in Metro Vancouver, we see a lot of vehicles with engine damage due to overheating and fires. This occurs mostly during the summer months, due to our unpredictable weather conditions.
If you have a vehicle that died this summer due to our record high temperatures, give us a call. We’ll buy your scrap car, truck, SUV, or van, and offer you MORE cash for it than any other scrap car removal company.
Engine knocking is a very prominent noise heard from your engine when it’s not working correctly. Although this could have been categorized under the “New or Worsening Noises” section of this list, we felt it should have a description all on its own.
Why? Because there is a lot involved with just this one symptom that your engine is going bad. If you have a knock sensor issue, you may not get notified by your check engine light that your engine is knocking.
If your timing is off, it can also cause your engine to knock. Bad pulleys and/or tensioners can also cause engine knocking. And even something as simple as a bad fuel/air intake ratio can create this problem.
That’s why it’s so imperative to have your vehicle regularly maintained by a professional like our friends at Tremblay Motors. If there is any kind of potential engine problem coming from any other various issue, these guys will find it. And if the cost of the repair isn’t worth the trouble, they often refer their customers to us to scrap cars for cash in Vancouver.
9. Rodent Infestation
This is more common in vehicles that have been sitting too long, and then put back on the road. However, it is a common problem in regularly driven vehicles in and around the Fraser Valley area.
Living in a rural area often comes with many challenges. One of which being that field mice, farm rats, and other seemingly harmless animals will take shelter in your vehicle’s engine during the fall and winter months. This can wreak havoc on your engine because they create nests with fluffy and soft debris that can quickly catch fire.
They also love to chew on various wires, which causes a whole host of electrical problems that are hard to track down. They will even chew hoses and can cause leaks to things like your washer fluid reservoir, or other needed fluids.
What Can I Do to Stop My Engine from Dying?
You can’t “stop” your engine from dying. Like everything in life, when it’s reached the end of its life cycle, that’s it. But you can take preventive measures to help prolong the life of your car’s engine, and to keep it running at its best.
- Change the spark plugs and wires every 150,000kms
- Go easy on the start and stop driving (city driving is hard on a vehicle’s engine)
- Replace the fuel filter when needed
- Follow-up immediately with your mechanic when any warning lights come on
- Keep your belts and hoses in good condition
- Fill up your gas tank before it gets too low
- Check for leaks
- Keep the engine oil at proper levels
- Avoid adding fuel injector cleaners and other additives without the direction of your local mechanic
These are simple steps that will help to keep your vehicle running at its best, but will also promote a longer engine life of your car. If you don’t already have a trusted and reliable mechanic, you should put in serious effort to finding one.
Can I Sell My Car if It Has Engine Problems?
Yes, you can! More Cash For Scrap buys cars with mechanical problems, dead engines, and everything else. No matter what condition your car is in, we’ll buy it.
Nobody offers MORE cash for scrap cars with dead engines, transmission problems, or missing catalytic converters than we do. That’s because we are a professional scrap car removal company that knows how to get MORE out of the vehicles we scrap.
Get MORE Cash for Scrap Cars in Metro Vancouver
We are always on the lookout for junk cars to buy. Our entire business is focused on it, and we work hard to help customers scrap their cars. If you’ve got a vehicle to send to the junkyard, sell it to us and we’ll pay you MORE than any other scrappers.
- Vehicles with mechanical issues
- Cars with dead engines or failing transmissions
- Car with collision damage
- ICBC write-offs
- Vehicles involved in fires or floods
- Vehicles with interior damage
- Vehicles with leaks, rust, mold, and mildew
- Vehicles with major engine problems
- Vehicles with paint and body damage
- ANY unwanted vehicle for ANY reason!
Even if the vehicle you want to scrap has an issue that isn’t on this list, give us a call. We truly buy ALL scrap cars with ANY issues. So, even if you think your vehicle isn’t worth anything, you could be wrong. Talk to us today.
Scrap My Car in the Lower Mainland
Since 2005, we’ve been the leaders in scrap car removal for the entire Lower Mainland. No other scrap car buyers purchase more junk cars than we do.
If you think your engine is toast or on its way out, we’ll buy it for MORE cash than any of our competitors will offer you. That’s because we know where the value in your vehicles lies, and how to make it work for you to turn a better profit.
It’s no wonder why MORE mechanics, repair shops, local dealerships, and residents use our scrap car buying services over any other.
Get an INSTANT Cash Offer on Your Junk Car Today
If you’re sick of staring at a junker in your driveway, or don’t know what to do with a totaled vehicle, talk to us. Whether you’re selling a scrap car because of an accident or major mechanical failure, we’ll make you an instant offer on it.
Give us a call and provide us with the make, model, year, and condition of your car. Then, let us know the pickup location, as we provide free towing. Then, we’ll make you an offer right over the phone.
If you accept our offer, we’ll dispatch our free towing services to come collect your car that day. Our driver will pay you in cash and drive away with your scrap car forever! It’s that simple!