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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 (11,218 found)
Piston&Rotor The Garage
1666 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Somerset Vehicle Services
25 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services:
Full & Interim Servicing
MOT Class 4 & 7
Diagnostics
Fault code reading
Tyre fitting & balancing
Wheel alignment
Air Conditioning (Service, repair & re-gas)
Welding

..Although SVS is not yet an MOT centre you can still book your MOT with us. We work closely with local MOT centres i​n order to offer you the same great service when your MOT's due. We will drop your car off for its MOT, collect it, carry out any repairs if required and get a free retest.
Class 4 MOT's only £45
Class 7 MOT's only £49

Why choose SVS for tyres?
Immediate fitting while you wait
Huge range of new tyres in stock
Tyres ordered in the same day before 11:30am, or first thing the next day
We will beat any quote, guaranteed
Free tyre & pressure check, just pop in!

Pitstart
96 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

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4 Fab Wheels
473 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

GP Autocare Ltd
206 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.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
721 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Andrew Hilton - MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
20 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.
Servicing & repairs on all makes of vehicles.
We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle soon.

JHM
404 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

JB Auto Repairs (MOBILE MECHANICS)
248 Jobs Completed
sheffield
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanics service providing a quality and professional service with convenience to customers where they can have there vehicle fixed at a location and time of their choice.

Auto FM
495 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Hi we are specialists in mechanical repair all types of vehicles, engines, gearboxes clutches, diagnostics and electrical equipment/

BRS Automotive
631 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

M35autocare
97 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.9 / 5

We are an experienced independent garage located in Failsworth offering a wide range of services and repairs. Our objective is to provide a reliable and honest service to all our customers by ensuring a professional and exceptional level of work.

We offer a range of services including engine rebuild, gear box repairs, clutch repairs, diagnostics and many more! Warranty on labour and parts is all included.

Fix First Motors Ltd
17 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

My name is Oscar and I am a mobile mechanic offering to come at a time and location to suit you to carry out your service or repair. I am main dealer trained and have worked at various main dealers over the years including Fiat, JEEP and Alpha Romeo. You can trust that your vehicle is in safe hands when I am working on it, as I will treat it as if it were my own. All supplied and fitted parts generally come with a 12 month / 12,000 miles warranty, and I shall match my labour warranty to this for your peace of mind.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

RAD Auto Services Ltd
178 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.
We cover Waterlooville and surrounding areas and offer a free collection and delivery service.

Outwood Motors Ltd
41 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
5.0 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my customers more flexibility and open up my own garage. We specialise mostly in head gaskets, clutches and timing belts/chains but will carry out pretty much all servicing and repair work as required. I think customers should choose Outwood Motors as we are always striving for perfection, making sure that our customers vehicles are treated as if they were our own and all work is completed to a high standard. My main aim is to ensure every customer
leaves the garage happy, as customer service is my highest priority.

We offer collection and delivery within 20 miles to customers, however, a fee shall apply to vehicles collection further than 8 miles away from the garage.

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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

4.55

616 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
Ford£177.55
Vauxhall£173.85
BMW£185.90
Audi£180.12
Volkswagen£184.19
Mercedes£189.53
Peugeot£175.47
Nissan£188.12
Citroen£174.43
Renault£172.75
Toyota£179.07
Volvo£173.61
MINI£179.60

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/12/2019 and 30/03/2020.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter