Selling your car with a

Fuel Injector Problem

Has your car run out of steam? Is the engine on the brink or the alternator on its way out? Whatever state your car may be in, we’re here to offer you a speedy valuation and an extremely fair price. No faff, no haggling with private sellers or the local scrap yard. Just a simple valuation process,  agree the sale and arrange free collection and immediate payment – potentially within the hour.

The Importance of Fuel Injectors in Cars

The role of fuel injectors is the delivery of a smooth “normal” flow of fuel to the engine. Clean fuel injectors ensure peak performance of the engine, as well as help to deliver fuel economy and also control emissions output. Fuel injector problems arise when they become dirty, where insufficient fuel is injected leading to incorrect injections into the engine and inefficient combustion.

The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups. It’s a guarantee that injectors will become blocked over time with most experts recommending cleaning of injectors around every 25,000 miles. In more extreme cases the check engine light sensor may display, but it will take skilled diagnostics by an experienced mechanic to prove it’s the fuel injector, which is at fault, which of course can be costly and inconvenient.

As we have previously said damaged fuel injectors will compromise efficiency, performance and especially the level of HC (hydrocarbon) and CO (carbon monoxide) emissions.

One of the most obvious tell-tale signs of a fuel injector issue is misfiring, this will be obvious to the driver and will be particularly apparent during light acceleration. In situations of idling (e.g. at traffic lights and in traffic jams) the van will appear rough and revs will not be smooth but will move up and down (on their own). Many drivers complain of a loss of power and lack of response from the van to acceleration requests. This can actually be dangerous if you require rapid acceleration to pass another vehicle as the car may not be able to respond.

Unlike some of the other fault pages we have created it is potentially possible and more likely to sell a car with fuel injector problems – it all depends on the severity. A certain degree of fuel injector faults can be anticipated with older cars, as this issue is largely due to age, “wear and tear” and neglect by previous owners. In cases of total fuel injector failure, it won’t be practical to sell your car as the vehicle won’t start.

Clearly, buyers prefer to avoid cars with even minor fuel injector problems, so why not sell to us and avoid the hassle of selling privately? We have the experience to clean fuel injectors, so could either repair and re-sell your car or possibly scrap it for its parts value.

We buy cars with other common faults too.

3 steps to selling your car

Agree a fair value

Start by entering your car's registration plate number into our vehicle valuation tool and you'll get a quote in just a few minutes.

No-Quibble Collection

Once you agree to sell your car, we'll find a time to collect it. We work around your schedule to find a time that works.

Instant Payment

Our recovery team will arrive, transfer your cash and get on with taking away your car. It's that simple, so you can sit back and relax.