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 (11,199 found)
McGregor Mechanics
23 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

I am a small family run business operating from my home address. I have a fully furbished workshop with all the latest equipment meaning there is nothing we can't do. I have over 10 years dealership experience and forward facing customer service management. I am also trained to an NVQ lvl 3, IMI credited, DVSA registered MOT tester, Master technician, Electric vehicle technician.

Here at McGregor Mechanics we only use the best approved parts which means we comply with the vehicles manafacturer warranty but also because we only use the very best we can offer a substantial warranty on all our work which includes labour aswell as parts.

Because McGregor Mechanics is a family run business operating from my fully furbished workshop we can offer a fantastic experience at a fraction of the price.

Many thanks, Jimmy McGregor

BVS Motors Bicester
34 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.0 / 5

Our Bicester workshop is a reliable partner for all kinds of repair. We focus on personalised customer service as well as ensuring fair, transparent prices and guaranteeing quality work.

We're happy to give you advice at any time and are pro-active in our approach to your vehicle's reliability, comfort and safety. In the workshop, your vehicle will be maintained exclusively by highly qualified mechanics.

You can also bring your vehicle in for inspection and repair without the need to book appointments in advance. Our garage is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and our technicians are updated with the latest information on developments and new techniques.

Barnside Motors
807 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Barnside Motors.
We are a garage based near Maidenhead and Slough providing large workshop, MOT and car sales facilities. We offer free collection and delivery.

We are a 6 ramp workshop, servicing more than 2000 cars and MOT 2500 cars every year. We are RMI approved and an RAC approved garage for car sales, we are part of the Trading Standards approved code of businesses and we are also a Black Circles Premier garage.

We are an authorised agent for Forte and specialists in Diesel Particulate Filter/EGR/Diesel system cleaning. We use the latest Bosch and SnapOn diagnostic equipment.

We have 61 5star reviews on Google and average 5stars across Good Garage Scheme, Black Circles, RAC, WhoCanFixMyCar, Autotrader and all our social media.

Hickleys BW
29 Jobs Completed
BRIDGEWATER
4.8 / 5

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Triple M Mechanic
547 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

Bytek Auto Services
5 Job Completed
Gloucester
4.0 / 5

Bytek Auto Services is a car repair service centre located in Innsworth technology park, Gloucester. All motor repairs under taken including tyre fitting service, M.O.T, air con re gassing, diagnosis. We also offer a pick up and delivery service.

Autowerke Ltd
667 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

We specialise in service and repairs for all makes and models of cars. With experience we provide efficient, value for money servicing and repairs, using original parts and equipment wherever possible.

We pride ourselves in our personal and friendly service as well as our vast knowledge and experience, to be able to conduct work on your vehicle to the highest standard.

Our experience and knowledge is vast and combined with our friendly and professional service, we believe we can exceed main dealer quality standards at a much more reasonable price.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1272 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Jag Mobile Mechanic
574 Jobs Completed
Northfield
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 quote.
I'm open 7 days a week.

G & R Autos LTD
94 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.7 / 5

We have over 17 years previous experience within the motor trade. We take on all makes and models of cars and short wheel-base vans.

We can do anything from:

Bulbs, brakes, exhausts, servicing, cambelts, welding, MOT’s and much more!

We offer collection and delivery service within a 5 mile radius to reduce inconvenience you your working day.This service has to be booked in advance.

For your no obligation quote call us!

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1420 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.

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
49 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
648 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)

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
366 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

CKAutoCare
16 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

CK AutoCare offer a fully insured and guaranteed mobile mechanic service in Bromley and its surrounding areas. With 30 years’ dealer experience and training specializing in BMW and Mini, you can now enjoy the high service standard of a dealership with the added convenience of a mobile service.

Offering the most up to date and high-quality diagnostic equipment, on the rare occasion we can’t resolve your issue on site, we also offer a breakdown and recovery service to our workshop.

Being mobile we give our customers the convenience of coming to you wherever you are, and our flexible working hours mean we can accommodate most requirements.

For any further inquiries please request a quote and get in touch!

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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

4.57

574 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£173.73
BMW£182.90
Vauxhall£173.96
Audi£172.84
Mercedes£193.15
Volkswagen£176.20
Nissan£185.29
Citroen£180.81
Peugeot£179.05
Toyota£179.49
Volvo£169.67
Renault£186.53
MINI£165.61

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/10/2019 and 25/01/2020.

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