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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 (11,582 found)
DT Motors Ltd
238 Jobs Completed
Cheltenham
5.0 / 5

DT Motors Ltd Garage in Cheltenham
10D Alstone Lane Industrial Estate, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 8HF
Open Monday - Friday til 8am -5pm

Friendly, family run garage in Cheltenham
Government Trading Standards Approved with Trust My Garage, members of the RMI and Best Garage Guide.
We offer great deals on vehicle servicing, repairs and MOT failure work.
All quality parts used, all works carried out by fully qualified mechanic, fully insured and we wont baffle you with jargon. Parts and labour come with warranty.
Stockists of BG Products which comes with the Lifetime BG Protection Plan.
Customer loyalty is rewarded and giving great customer service is company policy.
Please also visit our Facebook page or Google search DT Motors Cheltenham for more reviews.
www.DT-Motors.co.uk

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
485 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

Auto 24
215 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business.

We have a good client base and we specialise in coming to your home or work to carry out the service required, this saves the client's time, speeds up the repairs needed, and gives you piece of mind that your vehicle will be back on the road again and in working order.

We work on all types of vehicles, petrol and diesel, including the latest technology for both private customers and small businesses.
We will offer a competative and affordable rate, and we pride ourselves on the servicing and repairs carried out on all vehicles. We are a highly skilled and efficient individual in all aspects of mechanics, servicing, repairing, diagnostic inspection, , identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment.

We pride ourselves in offering a fast and friendly service and with each job being dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Qualifications:

Fully NVQ Level 4
BMW Trained Master Mechanic
Advanced Diagnostic Technician
Auto electrician

Ds mechanics
22 Jobs Completed
Crayford-Dartford
3.7 / 5

We are a family run business with Iver 10 years experience we cover all aspects of work from engine changes to servicing work per not checks
24/H recovery

LEVOFIX LTD
78 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

Niche Motor Sales Limited
438 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.7 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

In addition to the above, we also offer repairs and services for air conditioning, suspension repairs, electrical and battery repairs and much more!

We are Car, Van And Truck air conditioning specialist covering the whole of West Yorkshire.

We have Invested Thousands of pounds in State of the art Car Air Conditioning Regas and car Air Conditioning service machinery to give our customers the best service for their money

We service both Air Gas types: R134A & HFO123YF

Please call in for your Car, van and Truck Air Conditioning Recharge/Regas and be seen with in 20 minutes guaranteed

NO appointments ever needed.

See you soon

Trade Tyre and Service Centre
281 Jobs Completed
Alton
4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although, we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

Whatts Autos
146 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.

Dorset Response (Mobile Repairs)
180 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

***We will beat any genuine quote by a VAT registered garage by 5%***

We offer a mobile service completely covering the whole of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are passed on to you.

We have been serving NHS staff and care-worker car needs at discounted rates for many years.

We now offer this to all WCFMC customers.

Our staff are fitted with body cameras to ensure their work is to a high standard.

- We specialize in mobile brake repair and car servicing.

- We never fit or carry out work not needed or increase the price when we arrive.

- Our reputation we are proud off and put that before profit.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
246 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Mansfield and its surrounding areas.

Mechanicco
77 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Your first choice for all vehicle repairs and maintenance. Local independent garage with low prices and top quality work. Putting you and your vehicle first!

TM CARS LIMITED
73 Jobs Completed
PETERBOROUGH
4.9 / 5

TM CARS LIMITED is independent garage with MOT class 4 station located in Peterborough.
If you are looking for a trusted and experienced garage in Peterborough to conduct any needed vehicle repairs or servicing, then look no further than TM Cars. Established in 2003, our mechanics are highly trained in conducting a range of vital services, helping you remain to safe on the roads.
We pride ourselves on honest prices for all our services that we offer. For those customers who are unable to bring their car down to us, we offer them a collection and delivery service, free WIFI for those who use our waiting room and free health checks, so you can be confident that your car is in its prime condition.
If you looking for more information please look at our website www.tm-cars.co.uk or contact us via phone or email [email protected]

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1720 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Bonello Auto Services Ltd T/A Redline Automotive
5 Job Completed
Byker
5.0 / 5

Bonello Auto Services have been established since 1999 and are an independent family run business.The main site is located on Stepney Bank Newcastle Upon Tyne and the MOT test station and Service Centre on Coquet Street Newcastle Upon Tyne.We offer all aspects of car repair,service and maintenance. We are extremely proud of the fact that our core customers have been coming to us for years as they would not go anywhere else. We offer fixed price and try and keep our customers updated at all times.Our courtesy cars are free and we also give free estimates.We are also a member of the RMI, Trust My Garage and Eurorepar.

London Motor Sports Ltd
563 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

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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.

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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
Ford£166.59
BMW£172.08
Vauxhall£162.78
Mercedes£173.10
Volkswagen£162.06
Nissan£169.23
Audi£163.15
Citroen£163.98
Peugeot£165.81
Volvo£181.09
Toyota£164.25
Renault£151.28
MINI£162.51

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

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