Selling your junk car that has transmission problems

Selling your junk car that has transmission problems

We buy junk cars in all kinds of conditions, with all kinds of problems paying the best cash for junk cars in Adelaide, right on the spot. We buy cars that have been in accidents and cars that won’t start. We also often buy cars with extensive transmission problems. Transmission problems can be incredibly costly to repair but are unfortunately very common. In this article we will talk you through some of the signs that your transmission has a problem, and what your options are for dealing with it.

When do transmission problems occur?

Depending on the make and model of the car, transmission problems can occur early in the life of the vehicle. Certain cars are known to run into trouble at certain times. You can avoid encountering this by researching which cars most commonly run into transmission problems and don’t buy them! The cost of transmission replacement will also depend on the make and model but in some cases, costs to replace the transmission system can run into thousands of dollars.

What are the signs of transmission problems?

You should have your transmission checked if you notice any issues when changing gears. These issues could include pauses or jumps, or a slipping or grinding feeling. In manual cars, the gear stick can become hard to shift or literally won’t budget into another gear at all. Sometimes a transmission issue will become apparent due to leaking transmission fluid- you may notice a puddle or spill on your driveway. There may also be a burnt type of smell coming out from under the bonnet of the car. When you see these signs, it’s high time you sell your car in Adelaide

What to do when transmission fails?

When you find out that your car has serious transmission problems, you have to seriously think about if it is worth trying to get the problem fixed. You will need to make the decision about if you are prepared to replace the entire transmission system. If you don’t want to pay for the costs of transmission replacement and work, you could try and sell the car cheaply to someone who is willing to do the repairs themselves. Or, if the costs are too great and the car is at the end of its life, it might simply be time to cut your losses and sell the car for scrap.

Who should carry out the transmission replacement?

There are often also high costs of labour associated with the process of transmission replacement. You might be tempted to ask someone who you know tinkers around with cars to do the replacement for you. But we advise against this idea. There are lots of little things that can go wrong during a procedure like replacing an entire transmission. If you do want to get the work done, make sure you go to a reputable and experienced mechanic or risk having to spend even more to get the job done properly. However, if the transmission is beyond repairs, you need to sell it off to a company that pays instant cash for cars in Adelaide.

How to sell a car with transmission problems

Cars that often have transmission problems include Nissans Rouges and Pathfinders, Ford Fiestas and Focus and all models of Kias. We buy all makes and models of cars. We buy cars in all kinds of conditions, including those with blown out and broken transmission systems. Even when there are major problems with big internal systems like the transmission, we can still recover many parts and materials for scrap, following your junk car removals in Adelaide

When you contact us, simply let us know the car has a transmission issue, and we will make an offer to buy the car with this factor in mind. To proivide quick cash for cars in Adelaide, we can come and collect cars that can’t be driven, and will give you the money for your car before we tow it away. Contact us to discuss a sale price on 0410 887 394.

Mad March means madness on the roads in Adelaide

Mad March means madness on the roads in Adelaide

March has got to be the busiest time of year in Adelaide. The Adelaide Fringe is in full swing, with over 1000 shows happening at more than 350 venues around our state. On top of Fringe is the Adelaide Festival, with world-class performances and the famous weekend-long musical extravaganza that is Womadelaide.

After a couple of quiet festival seasons, we are now right into March and enjoy the concerts, cabaret, theatre and dance performances and exhibitions. For many reasons, it’s the perfect time of year to look for old cars for sale in Adelaide and get rid of cars that are broken down or ready to be sold for scrap.

Feeling festive?

Enjoy the last of the summer weather and get some cash to enjoy sunny days in the Garden of Unearthly Delights! There is so much happening that it’s hard not to get swept up in the festivities. If you’re in a position that you could do with some extra cash to help fund your Fringe-time fun, then, why not sell those old, disused, junk cars? Broken down old cars don’t do any good sitting in your yard. If you’ve been intending to sell your car, but just haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time to get rid of the same and get instant cash for your old and junk cars in Adelaide.

Congestion on the roads

During this most social of seasons, we have seen an increase in the number of vehicles in the city and at venues and centres around the state. And this means, unfortunately, more dings, dents, damage and accidents. If your car has been involved in an accident and is written off, just give us a call and we can come and collect it. We will meet you wherever the car is from the Adelaide CBD right through the suburbs and metropolitan area.

School is back

Many children around South Australia had a delayed start to their school year in 2022, and we have had many calls recently from parents who want to upgrade their car and get rid of their old and unsafe vehicles. If you need to upgrade to be able to get your kids safely to and from school, then give us a call so that we can get your old cars removed. The safety of your family should always come first. Don’t do the school run in an embarrassing, beat-up old car any longer. Contact our experienced auto wreckers Adelaide, and we will let you know what your old car is worth.

Back to work

Many of us have had several months working at home over the New Year period. If you haven’t used your old car to get to and from work, you might find it has given up the ghost completely. Have you headed out for your first day back at the office only to find the car won’t start? You wouldn’t be the only one. If you need to look at a new car to get you into work on time, then call us to help you dispose of the old one. We pay cash for cars every time.

Get ready for a road trip

It’s hard to believe that the April school holidays are not far away. If you want to take a road trip with the family, you’ll need a reliable and comfortable car to get you there. There is still time to upgrade before the holidays. So get on with getting rid of your old car now. Give us a call, we will make an offer and then collect your car for you. You’ll have cash in your pocket and ready to put towards a better and comfier family car.

No fuss car sales

We’re a unique South Australian business that does auto wrecking and spare parts sales. We know how wonderful and busy life can be in Adelaide, at any time of year, and we are here to make selling your junk car quick, easy and simple. So, don’t waste your time for a company on the internet with the keywords ‘sell my car for cash’. Instead, call us on 0410 887 394.

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Car!

Here we are! 2022 seemed like it took a long time to arrive, but now we are in the New Year, many people are thinking about getting a new car. Starting out a new year with a new car is a great way to do something positive for yourself and set the tone for a great year ahead. And if you stop to think about it, getting rid of an old car can help you achieve many New Year’s resolutions that you might have set for yourself as we start off 2022.

Sell now! Shortage of car parts causes delays for buyers

Sell now! Shortage of car parts causes delays for buyers

There is a lot of demand for used car parts right now-both in Australia and around the world. If you have an old car sitting around, there has been no better time to sell it and get top-dollar cash for cars in Adelaide for the highly sought after parts, pieces and fittings.

Parts shortages in America 

Drastic shortages on car parts are plaguing traders and car owners in the USA.Bloomberg have reported that cars are being held up for weeks in garages waiting for repair, as it becomes harder and harder to get parts. In the past, it would take only a couple of days for parts to be delivered anywhere around the United States. Now, mechanics are waiting weeks to get what they need. One repairer said he waited for 90 days for the parts needed to repair some pickup trucks. These delays cause major problems for owners, who are stuck without a vehicle while they wait helplessly for parts.

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Auto Wreckers Near Me- How Can I Tell if Buyers Are Legitimate?

If you need to sell a car for scrap or parts, unfortunately, there are some dishonest and plain dodgy operators out there. If this is the first time you’ve had to search for ‘auto wreckers near me’, then you are likely to be unfamiliar with some of the tricks that certain wreckers can play. Here we outline some of the things you should watch out for, and explain how we work to ensure you get top cash for cars in Adelaide.

The good thing to know is that most car wreckers in Adelaide to operate with integrity. Many of the wreckers in our city have been around for a while- including us. If you’re trying to work out which wrecker to use, the first thing to check is that they are a licensed car buyers in Adelaide. You could also check their website for any license and business numbers, and read any reviews you can find.

Reviews are a helpful way you can get an idea about the kind of service Adelaide wreckers provide- but don’t forget that some sneaky operators might create false reviews about their business. Watch out for this dodgy selling behavior and avoid any sellers who try these unethical acts!

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Can I Wash My Car in the Rain?

We have had a warm but wet start to spring, with plenty of decent rainfall during August and September. Some of our customers have been asking us about leaving their cars out in the rain for a wash before placing a request for selling a car in SA. Sounds like a good idea and a cheap way to get the car clean, right? Well, sure, a heavy rain can remove some dirt and dust from your car’s surface. But did you know that extensive exposure to rain can also damage the finish on your car?

Many newer cars are coated with a rain resistant surface, however if polish and conditioning treatment are not regularly applied, the surface of your car can become dull and damaged by constant exposure to the elements. The more rain that falls on the car, the more likely it is that the surface will degrade and become stressed, warped, rusted or damaged over time. Rainfall can also have a pollutant and contaminates that are acidic and will cause wear to the surface of your car.

Winter Is The Season To Get Rid Of Junk Cars Adelaide (1)

Winter Is The Season To Get Rid Of Junk Cars Adelaide

We’ve had a particularly wet winter and although our gardens love it, all this moisture means bad news for cars.

If you’ve got a broken down, junk or damaged car sitting around in your yard in the Adelaide, area this wet weather may well have sealed the fate of these cars. When a car that is already damaged is exposed to the elements, it can make the problems much worse.