Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Biggleswade

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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 Biggleswade 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 Biggleswade (16 found)
E-Carparts T/A B S Motors
61 Jobs Completed
Sandy
3.5 / 5

Here at BS Motors, RAC approved Garage, we strive to bring you the best possible service at all times. With a dedicated, highly skilled team combined with the latest gara

John R Ford and Sons Shefford
2 Job Completed
Shefford
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at John R Ford and Sons (Shefford) Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled expe

Steve Frood Autos LLP
Member since 22 October 2021
Sandy

Steve Frood Autos is the unrivalled Auto Centre in Sandy dedicated to our customers and their cars. We strive to provide a reliable garage that can do every job, pro

ASG Group
Member since 22 October 2021
Biggleswade

"We're a large Bosch Service garage but with the friendly approach you would expect to find in a small local garage.We appreciate not everyone knows about cars, so coming

All Clear Windscreen
Member since 22 October 2021
Biggleswade

"All clear windscreens offers a very wide range of services whether you are a private motorist, a fleet car owner or manager.We cover Windscreens, Heated rear windows, Do

LBC Mobile Mechanic
Member since 22 October 2021
Biggleswade

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Henlow Motor Service Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Henlow

Henlow Motor Services are a friendly and helpful car garage located in Henlow, accessible from surrounding areas in Central Bedfordshire. Henlow Motor Services can arrang

Elite Motorists Centre Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Sandy

"Elite Motorists Centre is your local garage for servicing and repairs of all makes of vehicles. Our team of experienced staff are happy to assist you with all your mecha

Krause autos
Member since 22 October 2021
sandy

We Offer a wide range of services at Krause autos from Engine rebuild to simple servicing and MOT work. We offer a free collection and delivery service around sandy and

Hopkin's home learning mechanics and servicing
Member since 22 October 2021
biggleswade

We teach minor servicing and mechanics at your choice of location in a 1 an half hour lesson.all the basics to do most things yourself instead of the garage.savings gobli

Hashtag Mechanic Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Gamlinggay

We cover all your motoring needs, from minor repairs to full servicing. With over 10 years experience in the motor industry we can also offer upgrade & modifications,

Stotfold Motor Centre
Member since 22 October 2021
Hitchin

Saunders Garage has been in business in excess of forty years and currently runs a large fleet of Recovery Vehicles. At our garage based in Stotfold we offer a large

Cole & Miller Automotive Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Arlesey

"Cole & Miller Automotives Ltd is a company that has been built on word of mouth reputation, we offer a professional service & at a very reasonable price, but above all b

Langford Service Garage
Member since 22 October 2021
Langford

"To combine the essence of a family run, village business with the benefits of the most up to date technology and expertise.We are centrally located in the village of Lan

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Biggleswade
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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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Biggleswade?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Diesel Particulate Filter Clean is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Biggleswade for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Biggleswade
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£172.92
Vauxhall£170.00

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

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