Selling your van with a

Gearbox Failure

Has your van 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.

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Mechanical trouble and common faults

Other gearbox faults include oil leaks, lack of alignment of gears and loose gears. Problems tend to be more complex with automatic gearboxes than manual gearboxes. We will buy both automatic and manual gearbox van models.

The replacement of a broken gearbox is both costly and takes time. Costs range from around £500 to £6,000+ depending on a range of factors such as:

  • New or second-hand gearbox: Only on new vans would a new gearbox be justified, on vans of 3 years or more, typically it makes sense to install a second-hand gearbox (in good working order)
  • Main agent / independent garage / mechanic: Costs will vary tremendously depending on who does the gearbox repairs
  • Clutch also fitted yes/no: When fitting a new gearbox typically it also makes sense to install a new clutch as many of the costs apply to both procedures
  • Warranty validity: If a warranty is in place, this will be helpful in avoiding costs, this may not cover 100% of costs, but may cover a proportion. It’s always worth checking with your warranty provider

Costs of gearbox repairs do vary from model to model. According to data analysis by Warranty Direct, gearbox problems include:

  • Manual gearboxes cost an average of £824 to repair, with 1 in every 180 having a gearbox failure in a year, whereas
  • Automatic gearboxes cost an average of £1070 to repair, with 1 in every 80 having a gearbox failure in a year
  • So manual gearboxes cost less to repair on average and also fail about 45% as often (80/180) as automatic gearboxes.

We buy vans with Gearbox Failure today for cash!

Trying to sell a van with gearbox failures can be a bit of a horror story. The decision on whether to repair or sell can be agonising, but we are here to help at We Buy Broken Vans. We would always advise seeking an accurate quotation for repairing your gearbox. If the costs make the van beyond economic repair, then you can always speak to us for a cost-effective solution to buy your broken van.


Contacting us is easy – here’s how

Simply call us today on 0121 285 9859 to kickstart the process, we can usually complete the sale within 48 hours. Receive a free online valuation by visiting our valuation tool and entering all your van or  car  details. We can also be called/texted to our mobile, which is 07582 859 859, call us today and sell your van quickly for a fair market price.

We buy vans with other common faults too.

3 steps to selling your van

Sell my van for a fair price

Agree a fair value

Start by entering your van's registration plate number into our vehicle valuation tool and you'll get a quote in just a few minutes.

2 - Arrange free collection of your van

No-Quibble Collection

Once you agree to sell your van, we'll find a time to collect it. We work around your schedule to find a time that works.

3 - Get paid for your van straight away

Instant Payment

Our recovery team will arrive, transfer your cash and get on with taking away your van. It's that simple, so you can sit back and relax.