Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Bridgwater

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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 Bridgwater 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 Bridgwater (37 found)
Causeway 4x4
48 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

We are a garage located in Dunball, Nr Bridgwater in Somerset just off Junction 23 of the M5 motorway. As Independent Landrover Specialists we specialise in 4×4 vehicle

M.R Auto Services
170 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
4.9 / 5

As a workshop based in Bridgwater Somerset with over 16 years of experience we take away the inconvenience of having to get your vehicle to a garage as we can offer a col

Somerset Vehicle Services Ltd
104 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services: Full & Interim Servicing MOT Class 4 & 7 Diagnostics Fault code reading Tyre fitting & balanc

J M Autos
143 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.0 / 5

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

Halfords Autocentre Taunton
30 Jobs Completed
Taunton
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 f

Loveridge Autos Mobile mechanic
50 Jobs Completed
puriton
3.5 / 5

We are a fully mobile vehicle mechanic service we can come to your home or work whatever the job is. With high quality work carried out aswell as high quality parts.

Gerec Ltd
26 Job Completed
Somerset
5.0 / 5

Gerec Ltd is a family run business located on the M5 corridor at Bridgwater Somerset. We have a roadside recovery business working for large companies like Green Flag and

Hickleys BW
29 Jobs Completed
BRIDGEWATER
4.9 / 5

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K & R Auto Services
89 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.0 / 5

K and R Auto Services Ltd, located in Tauton, is an independent garage that has been servicing and repairing all makes of car and light commercials since 1985 using facto

Halfords Autocentre Bridgwater
38 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
2.5 / 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 f

WJH Mobile Mechanic
15 Jobs Completed
bridgwater
4.4 / 5

we can provide any type of service from servicing to major repairs and auto electrical work. we have experience in the form of working for high class main dealers allowin

QUEEN STREET GARAGE
7 Jobs Completed
TAUNTON
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business, located within 5 minutes walk of Taunton town centre.Our staff have over 30 years experience. All our technicians are fully qualified and at

P & P Auto Services
17 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.9 / 5

"P and P Auto Services are a car and van repair garage based in Taunton. Established in 2008, our staff have over ten years experience in vehicle repairs and servicing,

Bridgwater Ford
3 Job Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

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

Fairwater Garage (Taunton) Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Taunton
5.0 / 5

Fairwater Garage is located in Taunton, Somerset. We are an MOT Test Station that offer all types of garage services including MOT testing, vehicle servicing and repairs

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Bridgwater
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 Bridgwater bookings

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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