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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 across Barnstaple offer chemical cleaning as an alternative, so you can receive competitive quotes FAST.


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Top garages for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean in Barnstaple (15 found)
Barry Hews Automotive Services
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

Barry Hews Automotive Services

Roundswell Hyundai
Member since 26 October 2021
BARNSTAPLE

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Clover Cars
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

"Here at Clover Cars we pride ourselves in offering a professional, first class, personal service and sensible advice for all your motoring needs. Established motor engi

County (Barnstaple)
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

We are a 3 Generation family business run by local people. Being part of the well established Parkside and County garage group you can be sure of a trustworthy and reliab

AUTOVet
Member since 26 October 2021
barnstaple

I own a mobile mechanic business that operates all over North Devon. We specialise in 1st line repairs and recovery of light vehicles. Please visit autovet.org to find ou

ATS Euromaster Barnstaple
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

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Roundswell Toyota
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

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Flying spanner mobile mechanic
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

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South West Nissan - Barnstaple
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

South West Nissan offers a fantastic range of servicing and MOT options in Wellington, Exeter, and Barnstaple, all designed to save you money and get your vehicle back on

Braunton Garage
Member since 26 October 2021
Braunton

"Braunton Garage (BG) is located in the heart of Braunton Village, just a short drive from the holiday resorts of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, BG was buil

GS Auto Tech Ltd
Member since 26 October 2021
Nr Braunton

"At GS Auto Tech we aim to maintain your vehicle economically and to the highest standards. Regular servicing is the best way to care for your vehicle. We undertake diagn

Marshall Silver Street Barnstaple Volkswagen
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

"Marshall Silver Street Barnstaple Volkswagen is part of the Marshall Motor Group which is the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK, servicing and repair

Green Lanes Garage
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

"The clean and tidy appearance of Green Lanes Garage may surprise new visitors. But, as proprietor Grant Sturkey explains: With modern equipment there is no need for a

Car Care Centre
Member since 26 October 2021
Barnstaple

The Car Care Centre was founded in Barnstaple in 1985 by two local mechanics who had many years of experience in the trade. They decided to utilise their skills and Car C

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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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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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