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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 (12,001 found)
Tamil Autos LTD
10 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.3 / 5

CAR SERVICING AND REPAIR
TYRE REPLACEMENT AND BALANCING

Days MK
31 Jobs Completed
Blakelands
1.8 / 5

Days MK

Hathaways Auto Centre,Garage Repairs,Mobile Mechanic,Tyres,Exhaust,Clutches,Timing & more
113 Jobs Completed
BARNSLEY
4.6 / 5

FREE DIAGNOSTIC CHECK WITH EVERY REPAIR UNDERTAKEN,
QUALITY AFFORDABLE & PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS on all types of Car Van Motorcycle & Quads
Quality Repairs by our Qualified Fully Insured Mechanics & Mobile Mechanic
We are well positioned for all repairs in and around South Yorkshire offering.
Collection & Drop off service (mileage limits apply),
Mot including Free Retest
Clutches and Flywheels
Timing Belts & Chains
Brakes
Exhausts Inc Dpf Regenerations & Catalytic Convertors
Tyres in all sizes at amazing prices
Gearboxes
Engine Replacement & Rebuilds
Diagnostics
3 Ramps so we can normally get your car in the same day
Vehicle Electrics and Diagnostic Electrical Malfunction checks
We will source the best prices for parts and quote the best price comparison based on written a Quotation

CREDIT DEBIT & CORPORATE CARDS ACCEPTED

Please only accept quote after discussing repair required with ourselves as commission charges on WCFMC are taken in advance of work carried out.

Please see our Feedback to confirm the quality of work we offer here at Hathaways Auto Centre.

SMS Motors
1278 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

BRS Automotive
842 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

BRS Automotive is an established, Banbury based garage & the 2019 winner of the 'Best Garage In The South East' award from whocanfixmycar.com.

We offer a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT. Our technician is fully qualified to Senior ATA accreditation level & with many years of industry experience behind us you always have peace of mind when booking with BRS.

We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche) however, we have experience working on everything from motorcycles and cars to small vans. We only use quality parts and ensure your vehicle leaves us in the best condition possible.

Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we strive to offer all clients the best service & experience possible.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within a 15 mile distance of the garage. Locations exceeding this are charged at £2.50 per extra mile. Please note, we are only able to offer this service if the vehicles drives.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2086 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.

Custom Werks
135 Jobs Completed
WEST DRAYTON
3.8 / 5

Custom Werks are BMW/Mini Specialists, we also undertake other German cars, with extensive experience of engine rebuilds and all major and minor mechanical repairs as well as MOTs and Bodywork.

CSS Motors
205 Jobs Completed
Waltham Abbey
4.6 / 5

CSS Motors offers car repairs in Waltham Abbey and further afield, such as Loughton, Waltham Cross, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill and beyond. Our team has over 125 years experience in the motor trade and prides itself on customer service and retention. What you will get from us is transparent pricing, a tailored personal service, as well as vehicle collection and delivery, their is also the optional use of a courtesy car if required.
Since our inception, we have grown with our customers, offering new techniques and services in response to their needs.
Within our service, we cover all makes and models from classic cars to modern cars and commercial vehicles. We are a full MOT test centre supporting class 4, 5A and 7 vehicles which include 3 wheeled bikes, quads, cars, passenger vehicles, taxis, motor homes, ambulances, goods vehicles and also vehicles over 3000kg up to 3500kg gross weight. We can carry out your MOT testing up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT and we can also service your car on-site, so please do consider booking this at the same time.
We quote you the cost of your servicing before it begins, so you are fully aware and there are no hidden fees. We also have the latest diagnostic testing equipment and guarantee quality parts and labour from our friendly, professional and fully trained team. We can also service and re-gas your air conditioning system, just ask!
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest.

CSR autos
176 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.5 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

Halfords Autocentre Chadwell Heath
34 Job Completed
Chadwell Heath
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
461 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
NOW OPEN FOR ALL UR TYRES NEW PART WORN/ BUDGET - TOP BRANDS
recovery service &; valeting / detaling service

Whatts Autos
101 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive to a garage the garage comes to you and main dealer trained. I am willing to travel about 25 miles from Full Sutton.

Rapid Response
28 Jobs Completed
Enfield
5.0 / 5

Our van is fully fitted workshop including mobile tyre changing equipment , we carry out vehicle servicing , diagnostics , electrical fault finding , batteries , charging , starters , health checks pre purchase inspections , brakes , pre mot checks , and supply and fit new tyres . We are mobile and can do the work at your home or place of work . this is a family business I have 40 years experience in motor trade just took an early retirement from AA I have worked as an AA Man for 13 years . Trained to top of standards by AA in Electrical Fault finding . I am a ass member of IAEA vehicle damage assessor ,also a member of AMIMI and Eng Tech

East Midlands Auto
440 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after
'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dealer Prices.

Timing belts - clutches - exhausts - servicing - repairs - diagnostics

Registered by the good garage scheme

V.A.G service & diagnostic specialists

Rest assured of a very warm welcome, expert advice & value for money.

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
445 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class choice outwith the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's.

We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty.

We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will:

* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work.
* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted
* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required.
* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested.
* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request
* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice.

You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use.

We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

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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

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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
Vauxhall£158.25
Ford£160.33
Mercedes£166.62
BMW£165.24
Audi£164.07
Volkswagen£157.57
Peugeot£160.96
Citroen£163.07
Nissan£156.23
Volvo£158.99
Renault£159.54
Toyota£152.25
MINI£157.11

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/07/2020 and 24/10/2020.

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