Michael owns a diesel sedan in excellent condition with over 120,000 miles. I got a full service about 4 months ago and the engine is great. One day it suddenly got tough and I called RAC, who suspected Michael was putting gas in the diesel tank. But that wasn’t the case, so the mechanic used a simple engine start spray and the car got off to a good start. The vehicle ran normally, traveled 30 miles, and returned home without incident, but was unable to leave the next morning.
That same day, Michael paid a licensed dealer £150 to do a free diagnostic test,
And then made a manual error that was found to be flawless. It seems that a small metal dust was found in the air filter and a faulty fuel injector was diagnosed along with the fuel pump problem. The total cost of replacing parts was over £3,000, but the car was only around £1,000.
Michael did some research online and the best offer he got to scrap the car was just £200 plus an extra £10 if you take skrot bil to the landfill. Fortunately, a friend of the family recommended a licensed breaker that could provide the necessary parts for a few hundred pounds. The tow truck also arranged the installation of refurbished parts so Mike could get back on the road.
The lesson is to research all your options
And make sure you look for a reliable tow truck recommended by friends and family before throwing the car away. Many valuable cars do not need to go to the junkyard, as used parts are much cheaper than new ones.
But many people have no choice but to destroy their cars. For example, insurance premiums and road taxes may be too high, or a car may break down and be too old to be repaired. Some older vehicles with large engines have very high fuel consumption. This, combined with rising fuel prices and rising cost of living, unfortunately forced us to downsize and scrap the old cars that nobody wanted because they are too expensive to keep on the road. Now Michael reports that his car is running better than ever, going about 5 miles per gallon.