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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)
Charles Hurst Ltd - Belfast
275 Jobs Completed
Belfast
4.0 / 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 manufacturers such as Yamaha and BMW as well as vans for sale within its dealerships. With showrooms across Northern Ireland covering a wide variety of franchises, our car dealerships really do offer the widest choice of new and used cars. Our new and used car dealers are located throughout Northern Ireland, and with helpful staff at all our showrooms we will be happy to answer any questions regarding buying a new car, used car, bike, or van and can even demonstrate the various features of each model as well as arrange test drives, or find you the latest offers and deals available.

At Charles Hurst car dealerships in Belfast, Newtownards, Newtownabbey, Lisburn, Portadown and Dundonald, we believe in exceptional customer service whether you are a first-time car buyer, or a client looking for commercial vans for sale or family cars, we consider customer satisfaction to be paramount. Our 'For you, For Life' policy ensures that The Charles Hurst Group is able to provide not only new and used cars, but also motoring advice, after sales care and finance options throughout our customers' lives. Contact your local Charles Hurst dealership for more information.

My Mechanic
195 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
5.0 / 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 experience, resulting in our ability to diagnose and fix any fault on any make of car.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
641 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 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 most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 4 years running.

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

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 repairs | Car system repair and coding | Clocks | Chip tuning | DPF | ECUs repairs | Electronic components repair | Gearbox module repairs | GPS system repairs | Immobilisers repairs | Key coding | Opel ECU repair | Professional diagnostics | Renault key card repair.

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 access to all bus routes. We have 3 fully trained technicians with years of experience behind them at your disposal. We offer a very professional service and are part of the good garage scheme which puts scrutiny on, and monitors, garages to keep standards very high. We promote ourselves as a one stop garage so there's nothing on a car that we can't get done, from mechanical to bodywork!

We offer the following services;
Servicing (even cars within warranty from new)
MOT work
All mechanical work
Electrical
Bodywork
Paintless dent removal
Welding
Cigarette burns on upholstery
Windscreen chip repairs

Our goal;
Nelson Auto Specialists sets out to repair any problem. We do not just specialise in mechanical work or in body work, we offer it all! Now there is no need to go to various mechanics for various problems anymore - just come straight to Nelson Auto Specialists and you will be back on the road in no time. We offer a friendly, clean & professional environment. You won't be disappointed.

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010.

We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice, where our customers voted us as of the top 50 garages throughout the UK in 2012! Also, in 2013 and 2014 we were voted Regional Winners of the Year for Northern Ireland and are going from strength to strength.

In our garage you will find a fully equipped workshop complete with 6 ramps and very highly trained technicians. We are specialists and can offer you car servicing and MOT checks at great prices using only the latest diagnostic equipment. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.

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 years experience within the motor industry.

At Eurofit we specialise in a wide range of services – for all makes & models.

Established 1992 in Belfast, offering quality products & services to service Belfast and beyond for both private customers and businesses. We carry out work for local businesses, keeping their cars and vans on the road and to keep their company going.

Ideally and conveniently located just off the west link close to Belfast City Centre, Castle Court Shopping Centre and convenient to M1, M2 and M3.

Professional Staff – extensive experience.

Our reputation comes from years of commitment to customer satisfaction which is why our customers come back time and time again/ Our professional and compassionate staff have extensive experience. Give us a try, we can tackle almost any problem.

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 12 March 2017
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 , servicing ,service plans ,parts ,body repairs ,total after care package provided

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 27 February 2017
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 and MOT prices are only but a few of the surprises we can offer you. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. If you have somewhere to be whilst your vehicle is being repaired, we offer a courtesy car service. With every job; we complete a free vehicle health check to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all Renault approved parts come with a one year guarantee!

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 06 September 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 friendly atmosphere of our dealership.

We know visiting a car dealer can sometimes be daunting. You've got lots of questions and you feel you can't ask them. We're here to help you on your journey. Which means we'll listen to your questions and give you expert advice without pushing you down a path that's not right for you. Whether you're looking for a new, used or motability car, at Cannon Motors, we have the expertise to ensure you benefit from miles of stress free motoring.

Charles Hurst (Belfast)
Member since 04 April 2016
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. At Charles Hurst Kia we are happy to discuss any fleet and Kia Motability options with you, as well as taking you through the paperwork and discussing any finance options with you too. We also offer Kia after sales such as Kia servicing, parts and Kia spares. Why not visit Belfast’s premier Kia dealer, Charles Hurst Kia, or to find out more about our new or used Kia cars or to arrange a test drive or service today. We'd be happy to help.

Good Autos Service Centre
Member since 01 April 2019
Saintfield

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

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast
Member since 29 July 2015
Belfast

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Charles Hurst Toyota Dundonald
Member since 29 July 2015
Dundonald

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Bridge Autos
Member since 09 June 2020
Dunmurry

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind
We cover Dunmurry and surrounding areas and offer courtesy cars as well as a free collection and delivery service

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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.

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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