About the test
The test usually takes around 45 minutes. If your van fails the test, repairs indicated will need to be carried out in order to make it roadworthy again.
Also, if your van fails its MOT, under tough new May 2018 MOT guidelines a driver can be fined up to £2,500 and given 3 penalty points for driving a van with “dangerous” faults. These are flagged on the Police national database and are likely to cause the van to be stopped.
Dangerous faults should be fixed “there and then” or in many cases, when a van fails to clear the test, the owner may consider selling off MOT failure vans, rather than bear the costs of repair.
Why would a van fail the MOT?
There are a wide range of reasons why your van could fail its annual MOT test. Some reasons may be the owner’s negligence, but failures are mainly due to wear and tear issues. It could be something fairly simple like a fused headlight bulb or brake fluid that hasn’t been topped up. As a responsible van owner, it’s up to you to ensure that these glitches are ironed out before sending the van for testing. Again, there could be a range of more serious problems like issues with the suspension, gearbox, worn out brake shoes or tyres, differential, problems with the steering or the bodywork. In a nutshell, the test is a thorough one and it’s up to you to get your van ready for it.
We buy broken vans can buy your MOT failure vans
In the unfortunate event that your van has failed its MOT and you’re not ready to bear the repair costs, We Buy Broken Vans can help. Simply give us a call on (0121) 285 9859 and our team will arrange for your van to be towed away from the MOT test Centre, anywhere in the UK. Kindly view our free online valuation tool to get an idea of the price we could pay you. The valuation will depend upon the condition of your van, we make a fair offer based on condition and once you accept, we will make good the payment. So, if you think your van has seen better days and you’re stuck at an MOT centre with a failed van, give us a call.
Other van faults
Fuel Injector Problems
The main issues affecting fuel injectors involve them becoming blocked and with deposit build-ups.
Turbo Engine Problems
Many manufacturers have vans with this type of engine, with two popular models being the Ford Transit and Vauxhall Vivaro.
We Buy Broken Vans regularly buy vans with ECU issues – it’s “bread and butter” business for us.
Timing Chain Problems
We can save you the headache of paying for expensive timing chain replacement and associated costs.
Wiring Loom Repairs
With an unknown diagnostic bill and repair costs, many owners turn to a business like ours to sell a van complete with its wiring loom faults.
Engine Management Warning Light
We will buy your van at a fair price even if there is an engine management light showing.
Low Oil Pressure
We are happy to buy vans with declared oil pressure faults and do so on a regular basis.
There are many reasons for gearbox failure, but you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.
One of the problems with DPF’s is that the problem seems fixed but then re-occurs, which is irritating to be back at square one.
A van with a faulty differential just can’t be safely driven. In older van models particularly, the repair/scrap equation tends to lean to scrap.
Fuel Pump Problems
You may decide you want to repair your van with a broken fuel pump, but if it all seems like too much hassle we are here to help.
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