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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Birmingham

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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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham (379 found)
Auto works Service centre ltd
772 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality & Trust come as Standard.

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

We offer payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repairs, this service allows you to spread the cost over 4 payments interest free.

We also now offer a video service to all customers, this maybe for a service or a Vehicle health check (VHC), This has been introduced to help our customers feel at ease when their vehicle is in the garage with us.

Be rest assured we work to find and fix the faults with your vehicle and aim for a first time fix every time.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
397 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

Smart MOT & Service Centre
178 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston, who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, having built up a steady loyal customer base and a good reputation in our local area. That said, however, new business is always warmly welcomed too.

We carry out class 4 MOT's in-house as well as all servicing, maintenance and repairs using only good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure you vehicle runs at optimum condition. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have been working in this industry for many years. We specialise in servicing work, any minor to major repairs, air conditioning service and regas, dealer level diagnostics, all your vehicle needs under one roof
We are able to offer you a lifetime warranty on suspension and steering components, so please enquire should you require any works of this kind carried out as the price difference in being able to guarantee for life is very minimal.

Being members of the Motor Ombudsman, we adhere to a very strict code of conduct at all times and are audited on a yearly basis. Our work is also backed by the RMI and IMI, which should offer you peace of mind. Should you have any qualms about choosing us to carry out your work, with us being new to this website, please have a look at our feedback online - we are 5 star rated across the board.

Collection and delivery offered within 4 miles of our garage, and have loan cars available too for free but depends on availability

Manor Motor Company Limited
56 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Birmingham, look no further than Manor Motor Company, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Birmingham.

Established in 2010, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Birmingham.

Located at 1 Shenley Road, we are ideally based to serve the local Birmingham community, undertaking all types of car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

T&G Autos
192 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

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Jag Mobile Mechanic
645 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a week.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
91 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Halfords Autocentre Birmingham (Holloway Head)
5 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Abbey Service Centre
37 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Have you been searching for a company that is able to offer a wide range of garage services in Erdington? With over 25 years of experience in the industry, you can trust Abbey Service Centre to complete all work to a high standard.

Although based in Erdington, we have customers who travel over a distance of 20 miles to reach us. We mainly cover the areas of Sutton Coldfield, Stockland Green, Mere Green, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale and Minworth. We offer a range of services to our customers, so why not come to us for:

Car Servicing and Repairs
MOTs
Tyres
Engine Diagnostics
Air Conditioning service
Wheel Alignment
Exhausts & Batteries
Body Work
Free Vehicle Health Checks
Engine Timing Belts
Clutch & Gearbox Specialist
Independent Mazda Specialist

We offer free collection and delivery service within a 10 mile radius

Bennett's Service Centre
1214 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is local. We look forward to seeing you.

Oryx Automotive Resources Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
Hansworth
3.1 / 5

Oryx Automotive is a fully mobile service with extensive knowledge and skills gained over many years. Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are so you don't need to go through the stress of going to a garage. Covering a wide range of services and repairs from overheating problems, clutch replacements, cambelt changes and much much more!

Our diagnostic services allow us to efficiently and effectively identify any issues your vehicle may have. From there we can discuss any further work required which will be carried out swiftly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your car needs will be dealt with professionally.

We strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience and want you to know you are driving away in a reliable, safe vehicle. We also have access to a fantastic workshop if required.

Northfield Car Care Centre
128 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

Technically Autos Ltd.
2 Job Completed
Coseley
5.0 / 5

YOU DON'T NEED SPECIAL EYES TO SEE WE SPECIALIZE!

Technically Auto's was first formed realizing that the motor trade was becoming more complex and mechanical and needing a new type of motor engineer.

Gone are the days if greasy oil cans, hammers and boundless delays with vehicles off the road.

Factory trained mechanics with over 20 years experience can offer a fast efficient service making the use of modern technology to help us tackle the most complex mechanical problems.

Just outside of Bilston town center on the A463 (Broad Lane) we have earned the reputation of being specialists.

From the first purchase of your next vehicle the decision regarding servicing and maintenance is all too important to its reliability, safety and retaining its resale market value.

Hayers Motor Repairs
430 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best skilled mechanics for your everyday car needs. We are family run business ,customer care to us is everything ,warrantee work Allways our priority ,we are cheaper then all major chain garages ,guaranteed to get skilled worker on your car .We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. We even provide free refreshments. We will beat any genuine Quote.we will quote you an honest price with no hidden charges.thank you for you business

TOTAL VEHICLE SOLUTIONS LTD
101 Jobs Completed
WEDNESBURY
4.9 / 5

We do Full engine rebuild, turbo and manual gearbox refurbishing, including with warranty.
Service for MOT and Repairs eg: (DPF Fault) deal with electrics and diagnostics faults.
Full Bodywork repairs and Paintwork.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Birmingham
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 Birmingham bookings

4.31

35 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Birmingham?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£213.11
Audi£197.12
BMW£201.10
Ford£204.23
Volkswagen£201.79
Nissan£203.89
Peugeot£192.66
Citroen£208.84
Volvo£214.54

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/02/2020 and 28/05/2020.

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.

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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