The head gasket itself is not overly expensive, but the labour involved with replacing it and cleaning up the mess it’s created, along with any other damage to neighbouring parts, is what causes the bill to be around $2,000, if not more.
This one you would think wouldn’t be so expensive to replace because it’s so easily accessible, that thieves all over the Lower Mainland have been running rampant stealing them from parked cars, left, right and centre. However, the reason they steal them is because they contain precious metals that are worth a pretty penny at the junkyard, and if they can’t get cash for them there, they sell them online and get even more for them.
A catalytic converter costs around $1,500, plus the cost of labour, and if you’re driving something like a 1990 Honda Civic, it’s not really worth the cost to replace it. That’s why many people choose to sell their vehicles once the catalytic converter is stolen or broken, because it’s easier to get some quick cash for their junk car now, and put it towards a newer vehicle. If you’ve been one of the unlucky victims of catalytic converter theft in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley, talk to our team today and find out how much cash you can get for your junk car.
Give me a brake! Literally, if you need a brake line, you’ll want a break…. from the bill. When it comes to being safe on the road, nothing is more important that your brake line. You can spend all the money in the world on replacing your brake pads, rotors, and calipers, but if your brake line goes, none of those matters. Most mechanics will push for you to replace the entire brake line instead of patching a hole, because it is so critical in ensuring the safety of your vehicle when stopping.
A brake line replacement will put you out around $1,000 minimum, so if you find yourself in the position of having to replace it, consider what your vehicle is actually worth before doing so. You may be better off to scrap your car to us and get some cash in hand to put towards a new vehicle that doesn’t have any sort of braking system issues.
10.Air Condition Compressor
As many of us know, air conditioning is a luxury, not a necessity. But when you live in a place that gets heat waves with a staggering temperature of 44 degrees Celsius, it sure feels like a necessity, doesn’t it? That’s why there’s no bigger drag than losing your vehicle’s A/C in the dead of summer. It’s not a catastrophic repair, but it will run you a minimum of $500 to replace the air conditioner compressor. If you have to add freon as well, you’re looking at an even larger bill.
Why We Are the #1 Scrap Car Buyer in Vancouver
Since 2005, we’ve been the leaders in the scrap car removal business. This is because we take great pride in what we do, and we firmly believe that you get out, what you put in. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service in each and every junk car removal transaction we do.
Plus, we offer free junk car towing services, same day scrap car pickup, we handle all the paperwork, and we pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car buyer in Vancouver. If you’re looking for the best way to get paid MORE cash for a junk car, truck, SUV, or van in Metro Vancouver, look at using our scrap car removal services over any other!
Contact Our Team of Junk Car Removal Specialists
All we need are a few basic details about the junk car that you want to sell. Just give us the make, model, year, kilometres, and condition of your vehicle. Then, give us the location. That is all the information our junk car removal specialists need to make you and instant CASH offer on your scrap car.
If you accept the offer, we’ll dispatch our free towing service that same day, usually within a few hours. If you want to book a specific day and time, we can do that too. Our junk car removal team works 7 days a week, day and night. Unlike most scrappers, we are here to better accommodate you, our customer. We even work most statutory holidays too!
Contact our dedicated and friendly scrap car buying team today to find out just how much MORE cash for scrap cars we pay than the other guys!
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