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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 Bodmin 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 Bodmin (20 found)
PRG Ltd.
66 Jobs Completed
Wadebridge
3.9 / 5

Here at PRG Ltd. We have twenty five years experience repairing Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Lorries up to 18t. We can carry out a range of work at our fully equi

Atlantic Motor Services
32 Jobs Completed
Camelford
3.0 / 5

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Dukes AutoTech
45 Job Completed
St Austell
5.0 / 5

Dukes AutoTech was established by Gavin Dukes in May 2013. Initially solely a Mobile Service, the business expanded into premises when Gavin’s Wife Kerry joined in 2014.

Tregoning Ford
Member since 21 April 2015
Wadebridge

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Tregoning Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing yo

Vospers of St Austell
Member since 24 March 2015
St Austell

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of St Austell we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

MID CORNWALL MOT CENTRE LTD
Member since 11 September 2019
Cornwall

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Bridge Road Motors
Member since 04 January 2012
St Austell

"Bridge Road Motors are an independent garage close to the centre of St Austell providing a service for the local community for over 25 years. We offer a varied range of

Hawkins Motors - St Austell
Member since 16 November 2016
St Austell

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Parkside Garage
Member since 23 June 2020
St Austell

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Eyres Garage
Member since 19 January 2012
Wadebridge

"Eyres Garage in Wadebridge has been servicing and repairing cars, vans and carriages for customers in North Cornwall since 1900! Our focus on customer care and providing

P & H Motor Repairs
Member since 19 January 2012
Wadebridge

"P & H Motor Repairs are a family run garage, running for more than 20 years. We specialise in accident repair and valeting, offering competitive rates and free estimates

Handy Autos South West
Member since 11 October 2011
St Austell

Specialising in British vehicles, particularly the marques of British Leyland, Austin,Morris, Land Rover and MG Rover vehicles. I can now offer emergency recovery and OBD

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Bodmin
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