Selling your car with a

Timing Chain 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.

Timing Chain Problems

Sadly, timing chain failures rarely happen under warranty as they are associated with ageing vehicles with typically a high mileage and lots of use. This in the vast majority of cases causes the car to become beyond economic repair.

The cost of replacing a timing chain will vary wildly with replacements costing anywhere between £300 – £1000. The cost you will pay will vary on a number of factors, including whether you use a main agent, a local garage or buy the parts yourself and organise for a reliable mechanic to repair.

Replacing the timing chain is only the start of the cost though. With most timing chain failures causing engine failure, the replacement cost of an engine will typically be £2,000+ even if a second-hand engine is bought – as labour costs are still required. It’s for these reasons that a timing chain failure is amongst the most serious faults that a car can develop.

Would you want to buy a car with a broken timing chain? Almost certainly not is the answer and that is exactly the reason why it is so difficult to sell a car with timing chain problems. Most owners can’t economically afford to repair a car with a broken timing chain because (especially with older cars) timing chain repairs are beyond the economic value of the vehicle. Often the best solution is to sell to a company like ours who break vans with timing chain faults up for spares and/or to repair.

Sometimes an enthusiastic mechanic might try to repair a van with a broken timing chain, but they would certainly be looking to pay a low price for the initial van to maximise their profits!

Timing Chain Failure? – We Can Buy Your Van

Do you have a van with timing chain failure? We can help, as we can buy your van for cash and save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and the associated consequential costs.

Here are Our Contact Details

Call us today to discuss your situation on 0121 285 9859 or 07582 859 859 and we can arrange to buy your van. You can also text us at the mobile number too.

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.