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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages

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A Diesel Particulate Filter (or DPF) captures soot particles, and is an essential component of any modern diesel engine, but can become blocked over time, and replacement isn't cheap. Fortunately many of our friendly, expert garages nationwide offer chemical cleaning as an alternative, so you can receive competitive quotes FAST.

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Top garages for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean (11,625 found)
GP Autocare Ltd
231 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Jag Mobile Mechanic
646 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a week.

Dennis Newton's MOT Centre
48 Jobs Completed
Holmes Chapel
4.8 / 5

Established independent multi-bay MOT and repair garage offering service and MOT testing for cars, light commercials and motorbikes.

Waiting room with refreshments, daily papers and magazines.

Free WIFI.

Customer parking.

DAC Firpark
1623 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks

A.R. Autos
47 Jobs Completed
Bishops Waltham
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire that specialises in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles. However we are able to cater for all makes and models.

With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching various professional level’s ranging from dealer expert technician to workshop controller we witnessed first hand the advantages and the pitfalls of a main dealership. Using that experience we decided to open a vehicle workshop specialising in Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat vehicles that exceeds dealer standards. Our target is to provide the customer with a top level dealership service using the same equipment and procedures but with sensible and affordable prices.

M60 Autos
905 Jobs Completed
Victoria Work, Sunny Brow Road
4.5 / 5

We are an AA Certified garage. Our garage is conveniently located near Hyde Road in Manchester. Our qualified mechanics are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on your cars and vans. All work carried out by us is guaranteed.

Car Care (UK) Limited
224 Jobs Completed
West Harrows
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage based in West Harrow who pride themselves in providing an efficient and great service to all of our customers. We offer various services such as MOT, Diagnostics, Servicing, Tyres, Clutches, body work, Exhausts and many many more. We have a team of highly experienced and talented mechanics who strive to deliver perfection and we will look after your vehicle as if it were our own.

please feel free to follow and stop by our Instagram page carcareukltd to see some of the work carried out by us.

Dorset Response
47 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

We cover the whole of Dorset and Hampshire.We carry out around 3000 jobs a year using professional staff and admin.
We repair and service staff cars for the NHS and police staff cars as well.
We operate fully equipped Response motor bikes or cars to get to you regardless of traffic.
Our staff are uniformed and professional and follow strict quality control and customer service guidelines.
We have over 2000 5 star reviews on line and we have a 98.2% 5 star rating.
We use Lucas starter motors and alternators and fit eicher brakes.
We can upgrade parts if the customer asks and parts have a 12 month warranty.
We pride ourselves in honest pricing,friendly staff and explaining the problems your car has without jargon.
Our cars/bikes do have cameras fitted and staff have body cameras.In case of a traffic accident these are vital.This equipment also means our staff on the road can be monitored at all times to make sure they are working in the correct manner and respectful to our customers.

M.R Auto Services
86 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

As a workshop based in Bridgwater Somerset with over 16 years of experience we take away the inconvenience of having to get your vehicle to a garage as we can offer a collection and delivery service making the process of getting your vehicle repaired as stress free as possible. All general repairs and diagnostics will be carried out by a fully qualified technician and all labour and parts will be under a 12-month warranty to give you peace of mind.

Tannadice Motors Ltd
95 Jobs Completed
Dundee
5.0 / 5

MOT test centre, Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance For All Makes & Models of Cars and Light Commercials. Independent garage with fully trained professional mechanics, giving the personal touch to our customers. Full range of garage services and MOT testing available. Covering a range of cars and light commercial vehicles.

M.O.T's
Servicing
Repairs
Body Work
Tyres

All general garage work carried out. We put our customers first, that's why our opening hours are suited to our all of our customers!

Mobile Mechanic / DPF Doctor (Work or Home We Come To You)
311 Jobs Completed
Skelmersdale
4.4 / 5

Mobile Mechanic / DPF Doctor (Work or Home We Come To You) uses a innovative machine to clean all your engine components, including EGR/DPF and Piston Chambers, we also carry out annual services any other repair work thats needed we can come to you or we can collect your vehicle and return when its completed.

We also offer Custom Remaps for performance or economy also removing DPF/EGR Valves

Brackmills MOT Centre LTD.
88 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Brackmills MOT Centre Northampton, we provide a state of the art Mot testing service that is quick, efficient and very accurate giving you peace of mind that once you are presented with your pass certificate, your vehicle is in optimum Ministry Of Transport regulations condition.

We also provide high standards of services including diagnostics, exhausts, brakes, servicing, wheel alignment, suspension, clutches, air conditioning and a fast reliable tyre fitting service,

All work carried out comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee with ourselves, we also offer free courtesy cars (when available) if needed.


Brackmills MOT Centre Northampton offer beneficial services that can save you time and money!

BOSCH CAR SERVICE CENTRE - REDBURN MOT & SERVICE CENTRE
150 Jobs Completed
Blyth
4.8 / 5

WE ARE WHO CAN FIX MY CAR 2018 AWARDS FINALISTS.

Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre?

We are specialists offering a full range of car servicing / repairs and MOT's at great prices. In addition we offer air con re-gas, tyre supply and fitting, tracking and laser alignment and full diagnostics. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our 5-strong team of trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model. Call us today for a great deal on your next car MOT or car service. Our state of the art facility has everything we need to offer comprehensive care for your vehicle,

Rivus Fleet Solutions- Northampton
27 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
647 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages
Frequently asked questions
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What is a diesel particulate filter?

A diesel particulate filter gets rid of small soot particles. Modern engines burn very efficiently, but even the cleanest diesel engine still emits some soot particles. The diesel particulate filter catches these particles and burns them off in a process known as regeneration. Since 2009, all diesel cars have had these filters added.
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What are common DPF problems?

If the DPF can't 'regenerate' completed (through insufficient long journeys) the filter will eventually fill to above 75% full, too high for regeneration through driving. A warning light will appear on the dashboard and shouldn't be ignored - if the filter fills completely your car won't run properly.
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What happens if my diesel particulate filter breaks?

If your DPF fills to over 75% it needs to be taken out and 'cleansed' by a garage. If you don't do this, a new one will be required. If you do neither, your car won't run properly.
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What is a diesel particulate filter replacement cost

A diesel particulate filter replacement can cost over £1,000. A much cheaper option is to have the DPF cleansed - this typically costs around £200.

Average rating for  Diesel Particulate Filter Clean  bookings

4.56

641 reviews

DPF Clean cost

The cost of a Diesel Particulate Filter Clean can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£172.43
BMW£175.63
Mercedes£178.92
Ford£173.79
Vauxhall£173.11
Audi£177.45
Peugeot£158.44
Citroen£169.11
Nissan£181.82
Renault£169.27
Volvo£162.44
Toyota£156.81
MINI£207.97

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/03/2020 and 02/06/2020.

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Diesel Particulate Filters are extremely important to have in your vehicle. The filter captures and stores exhaust soot in order to help reduce emissions coming from diesel cars.

Ever since 2009, the Euro 5 standard has been enforced, a rule which ensures all new diesel cars must have particulate filters fitted.

These pieces of equipment were introduced in an effort to reduce the particle and soot emissions from diesel engines. Diesel Particulate filters (DPF) trap soot before it blows out of an exhaust and like any filter, it requires cleaning in order to maintain performance.

Fortunately the filter itself has self-cleaning capabilities known as regeneration.

There are two types of regeneration which can be carried out on your car.

Passive Regeneration

This process happens automatically while the exhaust is at a high temperature which will usually occur when you are driving down a motorway or quickly down an A-road. However, as many vehicles aren’t always being driven at high speeds, an alternative system for regeneration exists.

Active Regeneration

This method of cleaning the DFP is controlled by an engine management computer and happens automatically when the filter reaches 45% of its limit. The process is initiated by the fuel injection being increased which makes the exhaust heat up and therefore clear the filter. However, if your drive is a short one and the process tries to initiate, it will not be able to properly clear the filter, in this eventuality, the warning light in your car will come on.

A drive of about ten minutes at a speed of around 40mph should be adequate for the process to be successful.

Signs that your Diesel Particulate Filter needs cleaning

  • A warning light may appear
  • A slight increase in fuel consumption
  • Increased idle speed
  • Deactivation of automatic stop/start
  • A hot and strong smell emitting from the exhaust
  • The note of the engine changing

If these issues are effecting your car it is almost certain that you will need your filter replacing which is likely to cost upwards of £1000 including diagnostic and labour time.

And if you were thinking of saving all of that time and money by removing the filter completely, think again, it’s illegal to remove the DPF.

The Department for Transport states that it is an offence to remove the filter or modify the piece of equipment in a way which would result in the vehicle failing air pollutant emission standards. Breaking the law will result in the vehicle not being road worthy so if you are ever offered to have your filter removed, make sure to keep this in mind.

Every MOT now includes a check for the DPF and a smoke test from the exhaust so there is very little chance of getting away with removing the filter.

If you need to have the filter regenerated manually, you must take your vehicle to a trained professional immediately. They will initiate a process where the exhaust is heated up to a point where regeneration happens and soot is cleared from the filter.

Get Your Diesel Particulate Filter cleaned with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 14,813 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deals for you.

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deal in your area, before booking the Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning online.

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter