Michael has a diesel saloon car in great condition with more than a hundred and twenty thousand miles on the clock. It had a full service only around 4 months previously and the engine is superb. Then one day out of the blue it was difficult to start so he called out the RAC and they suspected that Michael may have put petrol in the diesel tank. But this was not the case so the mechanic used some engine easy start spray and the car fired up without any problem. The vehicle ran as well as normal and travelled over thirty miles to get him home without any difficulty but failed to start the following morning.
On the same day Michael paid an appointed dealership one hundred and fifty pounds to carry out a manual fault check following a free diagnostic test that did not show any faults buying cars for scrap. Apparently small metal filings were discovered in the air filter and faulty fuel injectors were diagnosed together with fuel pump problems. The total cost to replace the parts amounted to more than three thousand pounds but the car was only worth about one thousand pounds in working order.
Michael researched the internet and the best offer he received to scrap his car was just two hundred pounds plus an extra ten pounds if he took his vehicle direct to the scrap car breakers yard. Luckily he was recommended to a fully licensed car breaker by a family friend and they were able to supply the parts needed for just a few hundred pounds. Also the car breaker arranged for the reconditioned parts to be fitted so mike is back on the road.
The lesson to be learned is that before you scrap a car, make sure that you have explored all the options and search for a trusted car breaker recommended by a friend or relative. Many treasured cars need not have gone to the breakers yard as used parts could have been sourced much cheaper than new ones.
However many people have no choice but to scrap their car. For example insurance and road tax may have become too expensive or the car has broken down and is too old to repair. Some old vehicles with large engines are very high on fuel consumption. This combined with increases in fuel prices and the cost of living sadly leaves little choice but to downsize and scrap an old car that nobody wants because it is far too costly to keep on the road. Now Michael has reported that his car performs better than ever before and he is getting about five miles more to the gallon.