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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Birkenhead

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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 Birkenhead 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 Birkenhead (89 found)
Wirral Car Repair
17 Jobs Completed
wirral
4.8 / 5

we are a newly established vehicle repairer with under 10 years experience, we have recently set up Wirral Car Repairs to get customers to use are services provided to get all makes and models of vehicles repaired by qualified mechanic here at Wirral Car Repair.

we take time to ensure all services and jobs done on vehicles are done to a correct and safety manner all parts are sourced either from automotive copy parts or if the customer prefers to use main dealers for genuine parts.

so come on give us a try you wont be disappointed in using use.

thanks for your time to read this and hopefully see you soon.

Paul Yates (Wirral) Ltd T/A Dave Campbell Autos
71 Jobs Completed
Bromborough
4.2 / 5

Dave Campbell Autos are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of RAC Approved powered by 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
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Mersey Garage
512 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

Sefton Hire LTD T/A Practical Autocare
7 Jobs Completed
LIVERPOOL
5.0 / 5

we are a local company situated in the city centre of liverpool, we offer a wide range of mechanical sevices including diagnostics, servicing,mot prep and fail work, tyres brakes etc.. we also have a hire car and van firm onsite to offer a replacement vehicle whilst there vehicle is in for repairs.

R&S Services
78 Jobs Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

R&S Services is a small family ran garage and mobile repair/recovery service, covering everything from flat batteries, to full engine rebuilds on all makes and models.
We offer industry leading skills and experience, at an entry level price. We can do this because 90% of our work is done at the roadside, reducing costs on our side, and keeping rates down for our customers.
We do have a fully equipped workshop for those bigger jobs. Get in touch today for a competitive quote, contact Ryan or Sarah onfind our page on Facebook or Google and check out what our customers are saying about us!
All of our work comes with a no quibble 12 month warranty as a minimum, sometimes this is extended for certain parts such as batteries which have minimum 3 years warranty. We are fully insured including public and product liability insurance so you know your in safe, professional hands.
We look forward to working with you! Get in touch today!

Auto Repairs Liverpool
253 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

*PLEASE CALL THE GARGAE FIRST BEFORE ACCEPTING ANY SMART QUOTE*

With almost 20 years experience in the motor trade you can trust Auto Repairs Liverpool to repair your vehicle to the highest standard, we cover a wide variety of vehicles from small cars up to large vans.
At auto repairs Liverpool we will go above and beyond to accommodate customers whether that be working late evenings or weekends to get your vehicle fixed.
Based in L4 Walton right next to Everton football club we are just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
We offer a recovery service for cars and small vans. Vehicles can also be collected from your home or work address and returned there once work is completed.
below is a list of services we offer:

MOT'S
Service/Repairs
Brakes
Exhausts
Batteries
Clutches
Timing belts/chains
Diagnostic
Body/Paintwork

Bootle Motor Company
17 Jobs Completed
Bootle
5.0 / 5

When 1992 came Stephen Long finished school and started as a trainee. Stephen was working through the ranks, gaining both experience and management skills from his mentor Chris and in 2014 Stephen became a director of the company.

Right from the start, the company's reputation was built on reliability and honesty rather than just price. As we are now servicing and repairing vehicles for the third generation of many of the same families, who became customers and friends all those years ago, we feel this decision was the right one, And in sync with our customer base.

We currently have a fully trained staff of five and an extremely low turnover of staff - our foreman, Graham Kelly, has been with the company for over ninteen years. consequently, many of our customers have come to know our technicians and will often have the same person maintaining their vehicle for the whole time they own it.

Merseyside Car Repairs LTD
615 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
5.0 / 5

We are Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd, a local, independent garage which specializes in the repair, servicing and MOT of all major makes and models of vehicle!

We employ a team of technicians, all experienced, qualified and passionate about what we do! We have over 30 years combined experience, so you can relax knowing you're in good hands.

We will, as you would expect from a trusted garage, check over the other related components to ensure they are all in good working order.

We are fully equipped with the up to date software programming computers, enabling us to provide a main dealer level of service, at sensible prices.

We also offer a collection and delivery service for all customers who fall into our catchment area of 10 miles at extra cost.In some cases we can extend this, so don't hesitate to ask!

We also offer a 1 to 6 month interest free payment plan for any costs or repairs up to £3000, with nothing to pay for the first 40 days if accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you and please do not hesitate in getting in touch to discuss your quote further.

Kind regards,
Jay - Merseyside Car Repairs Ltd

Colourspray Auto Services
1 Job Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

ColourSpray Bodyshop was founded in 2002 by current owner, Graham Young. Over time we have built our reputation for quality body and paintwork, alloy wheel refurbishment, everything from a scratch to a smash.

We have listened to our customers and responded with requests for vehicle service, maintenance and MOT's. This was no easy change but we have had a transformation in our business, with a new state of the art, twin paint booths, MOT ATL For class 4,5 and 7. A fully fitted service facility with new ramps and latest SNAP ON diagnostic equipment, tyre facilities and much more.

Wirral Remaps
52 Jobs Completed
Wirral
4.7 / 5

We cover all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs
Remapping
Performance car specialists
DPF & EGR specialists
Turbo reconditioning
2WD dyno
Servicing
Mot's
Pre mot's
steering & suspension
Welding
Clutch/gearbox specialist
Diagnostics
Exhausts
Air conditioning recharging
Batteries carried in stock!

Project B3 Automotive Repair
78 Jobs Completed
Wallasey
4.6 / 5

Here at Project B3 Automotive, we pride ourselves on outstanding customer care and delivering top class vehicle repair and servicing. Our well-equipped workshop is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who hold a wealth of knowledge for all makes and models. We also offer the most sophisticated software diagnosis of engine lights, ABS, ESP, emissions related problems and much more. We are conveniently located on Wheatland Lane, just a stone throw from Hamilton Square.

We cover a variety of repairs and services including engine faults, clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, services, diagnostics and much more. You can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands and relax knowing that we will give you honest advice and transparent prices, so you will never be surprised with hidden costs. We offer a collection and delivery service for those within a 10-mile radius (charges may apply).

DC vehicle Repairs
6 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

DC Vehicle Repairs has an excellent reputation for a genuine, honest, quality service with repeat business making up a lot of the work.
We are a friendly, reliable garage with over 12 years experience in the trade. We rely on our customers recommendations so you can guarantee a quality, cost effective service at very fair prices.
Servicing all makes and models, Cars, 4X4's and Light Commercial vehicles at times to suit you! Out of hours collection and drop off service available.

AC AutoTech
41 Jobs Completed
Wirral
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Adam owner at AC AutoTech we are auto electrical and diagnostic fault finding specialists we cover Wirral and surrounding areas and can attend a place and time to suit you eliminating the need to worry about arranging alternative transport on the day.

I believe in providing customers with the highest level of customer service, being honest and only carrying out works as and when a vehicle actually needs them.
I believe all repairers should be able to fully back up with test results why a part is or has been replaced. I will only use good quality parts as it is vital to maintain your vehicle in top condition and I work to manufactures recommendations.

Trade customers are also welcome!

Stoneacre Liverpool
23 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

Stoneacre Liverpool is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

A&M Tyres Ltd
5 Jobs Completed
Birkenhead
5.0 / 5

A&M Tyres Ltd are your local independent garage, based in Birkenhead, who specialise in providing new and part worn tyres. In fact, we are Wirral’s number one tyre shop! We do also undertake car servicing and repair work on most makes and models, specialising in Ford and Peugeot vehicles. Our technicians have over 15 years of experience in the motor industry.

We are able to offer you a free collection and delivery service too.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Birkenhead
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 Birkenhead bookings

4.71

14 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Birkenhead?

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 Birkenhead for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Birkenhead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£166.29
Mercedes£156.05
Peugeot£164.38
Volkswagen£178.81
Nissan£197.38
Ford£154.99
BMW£146.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/04/2020 and 02/07/2020.

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.

Get Your Diesel Particulate Filter cleaned with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 15,125 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deals for you.

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deal in your area, before booking the Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning online.

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter