Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Belfast

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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 Belfast 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 Belfast (57 found)
AEC Motors (Mallusk)
748 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on mo

My Mechanic
300 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
4.8 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experi

Car Repairs NI
12 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
5.0 / 5

Car Repairs NI was opened to help customers fast efficient repairs at affordable prices we strive for quality workmanship on every job no matter if its an oil change or e

Charles Hurst Ltd - Belfast
448 Jobs Completed
Belfast
4.1 / 5

As the largest new and used car dealers group in Northern Ireland, Charles Hurst is proud to represent some of the world's leading new and used car sales, motorcycle manu

A.G. AUTOS
18 Job Completed
Newtownabbey
5.0 / 5

As we are a Mobile service at A.G. Autos we can arrange to come to you for any diagnostic and repair. <br /><br />We have the experience over a variety of machinery that will be

Mr Magic Belfast
20 Jobs Completed
BELFAST
5.0 / 5

Complete computer diagnostics | ABS system repairs | AC system repairs | Ad blue system removal | Audio system repairs | Alarms | Air Bags | Car electric and electronics

Nelson Auto Specialists
7 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Nelson Auto Specialists was established in April 2013. We are conveniently located near to Belfast City Centre which has plenty of shopping facilities close by and acces

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010. <br /><br />We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Indus

Eurofit
11 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Here at Eurofit, we aim to provide a high quality service at affordable prices to get you back on the road. We are an independent garage located in Belfast, with many yea

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 31 May 2016
BELFAST

Dalys garage are of the longest serving Hyundai dealers in N Ireland providing all that a main Hyundai dealer should ,from new and used cars sales, fleet sales , servic

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 29 March 2016
Belfast

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service an

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 22 April 2016
CARRICKFERGUS

Cannon Motors have been serving Carrickfergus and Northern Ireland for the last 26 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, customer service and also the friendl

MAZDABITS
Member since 28 November 2020
NEWTOWNARDS

Independent Mazda specialist , hy-brid qualified <br />For all your mechanical, electrical and diagnostic needs dont hesitate to give us a call onAll makes or models welcome.

Charles Hurst (Belfast)
Member since 17 November 2015
Belfast

For a great range of used and new Kia cars, fantastic competitive Kia offers and customer service that is second to none, then visit Charles Hurst Kia in Belfast today. A

Good Autos Service Centre
Member since 15 November 2017
Saintfield

Good Autos Service Centre offers a fast turn around with a professional and welcoming atmosphere.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Belfast
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 in Belfast bookings

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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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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter