We see so many vehicles that come through our scrap car removal company that were perfectly good cars, until they suffered an electrical failure. If you are one of the unfortunate people to have a car with electrical issues, talk to our team today. We can offer you MORE cash than any other local scrap car buyers in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
7. Radiator Leaks
If you’re noticing random leaks that are green or orange, you could have a radiator leak. Also, if you notice your vehicle’s temperature gauge rising and the coolant levels dropping, you may need to get it replaced.
Without getting your radiator serviced at the first sign of trouble, you could end up with a dead engine due to overheating issues. The radiator is a vital part of your vehicle’s cooling system, and without it, your car can’t run properly.
Once your radiator goes, It only takes a few minutes for your vehicle’s engine to overheat. If you’re driving along and suddenly notice that your car’s temperature is steadily climbing, pull over immediately and allow your vehicle to cool down. Then, get it into a mechanic promptly.
8. Air Conditioning Problems
This is a very common problem that most of us won’t even address until it’s 40 degrees out in the midst of August in Metro Vancouver.
With annual forest fires now being a thing, you’d think the majority of us would be prepared to deal with excessive heat. Yet many people still fail to have their car air conditioning serviced before it’s too late.
Air conditioning problems can be very expensive to repair, or they can also be on the simpler side. It takes a professional to know exactly what needs replacing or repairing. Repairs can run anywhere from $300 all the way up to $3,000 for a complete air conditioning replacement on a vehicle.
If you’re experiencing any kind of A/C problems on an older vehicle and are expecting a massive bill from your mechanic to fix it, sell your car to us instead. We always pay MORE cash for cars with air conditioning problems than any other scrap car removal companies in the Lower Mainland.
9. Worsening Gas Mileage
When you buy a vehicle brand new off the lot, the salesman will generally promote the exceptional gas mileage it gets, along with any other bonuses that come from its fuel economy. However, as a vehicle ages, the gas mileage slowly starts dropping.
What was once 7.0L/100km is now easily 8.5L/100km in the city, and highway mileage is nowhere near what it used to be. That’s because a vehicle’s engine experiences build up in a variety of places including injectors, valves, pistons, and even cylinder walls.
Also, other unknown mechanical issues can affect your fuel consumption. Things like:
- Malfunctioning sensors
- Exhaust system issues
- Clogged oil filter or fuel filter
- Clogged or dirty fuel injectors
- Clogged or dirty air filter
- Damage to your piston rings
- Wrong engine oil in your car
- Brake issues like stuck brakes
If you have noticed that you’ve been spending more at the pump than you once did, you may need to get your vehicle checked for possible mechanical issues that could be contributing to reduced gas mileage.
10. Battery Issues
Without your car’s battery, your vehicle simply wouldn’t run. It works in synch with your car’s alternator to provide your vehicle and all the electrical components with electricity. So, needless to say, if your battery isn’t working correctly, neither will your car.
Corrosion on the connectors is a very common issue that can cause your battery to stop working properly, or at all. Corrosion usually happens when battery acid gets on the connectors and along the top of the battery. This eats away at the connectors and makes it impossible for the electricity to get through.
Most batteries are relatively inexpensive to replace, but some vehicles’ batteries cost upwards of $400. If you have the option to get a warranty with your battery purchase, do so. It could save you money in the long run.
Cash For Cars with Mechanical Issues in Vancouver
With so many things that can go wrong with your car, Vancouverites are lucky to have a scrap car removal company like More Cash For Scrap.
We always offer MORE cash for cars with mechanical issues and electrical problems. Unlike some scrap car buyers in Vancouver who will deduct money off the price of your car depending on the issues it has, we don’t. We simply offer the most cash for cars in any condition and with any problems.
Want to Know How Much Your Scrap Car is Worth?
All it takes is a simple call, text, or email to find out what your junk vehicle could be worth. Provide our team with the make, model, year, condition, and location of your car. Then, we’ll present you with an instant cash offer right over the phone!
If you accept our offer, we’ll dispatch our free junk car towing service to come pick up your car that same day. We are also happy to accommodate specific days and times if you need them also. We operate 7 days a week, from 7:00am to 11:00pm, and even work on most statutory holidays as well.
Call us today and find out for yourself why we’ve been the #1 scrap car removal company in Vancouver since 2005.