Engine Failure and Warning Lights

Here at BMS Salvage we’ve seen our fair share of problem vehicles come through our doors. From small bumps and knocks to catastrophic mechanical breakdowns, we’ve seen it all. As a result, we know a thing or two about cars and vans that have suffered problems with their power units, and are unable to move under their own steam anymore. But what does a failed engine mean for you if you’re looking to salvage your vehicle? Read on to find out more.

What does engine failure mean for scrap and salvage vehicles?

If your car or van has suffered an engine failure and is no longer capable of powering it, you may be wondering what options are left available to you. Of course, there is absolutely nothing to stop you from selling a car as scrap, salvage or otherwise without a working engine, or even any engine at all, but you should be prepared for your quotes to be lower as a result. Without an engine, your car won’t go very far and is likely to cost a fair amount to get it back to a roadworthy condition – if it’s even worth attempting to do so.

Do dashboard warning lights affect salvage vehicles?

While they may not mean that your engine is completely kaput, a warning light will be there for a reason and suggests that there will be something not quite right under the bonnet. Again, this is likely to affect any price that you may be offered for a salvage quote, simply because there will be an element of repair work needed to get the car going again. It’s worth finding out what your dashboard warning light is telling you, as it could be something as simple as a lack of windscreen washer fluid, or it could be something much worse. If you’re unsure, take it to a garage to have it evaluated before you decide to go down the scrap or salvage route.

Cost of repair vs Value of Vehicle

The first thing you should always consider when an older vehicle suffers something as serious as an engine failure is just how much your car is worth in the first place. If, for example, you have a £3,000 Vauxhall Astra in your driveway that needs £1,500 worth of engine repairs – is it really going to be worth fixing? If you feel like the answer is yes, then go ahead, but for many people it may just be time to draw a line under that car’s motoring career. The simplest option is to let the professionals take care of it, and you can use the money raised from its sale to find yourself something a little more reliable and with a working engine.

Get the best price with BMS Salvage

If you’re going to sell your car as salvage, then you can’t do much better than the #1 buyer of damaged cars in the country. We can guarantee you a simple way to get the very best price for your car, no matter its condition. Dealing with both scrap and salvage vehicles, we’ll offer you a competitive quote no matter where you are in the country. With free collection thrown in, there’s no better way to get the best price for your scrap or salvage car. Get started today and see just how much your broken and unwanted car could be worth.