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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Bristol

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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 Bristol 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 Bristol (77 found)
Monster Gear Garage
304 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like:
MOT repairs
Servicing
Air Con Regas
Air Con Recharge
Brakes
Clutches
Timing belt / chain replacements
Welding
Diagnostics
Engine repairs / replacement

Drive in with no appointment. If you wish to wait while your car is being repaired we have a luxury waiting area with TV, Wi-Fi and free hot drinks. Our garage is a comfortable place for you and your vehicle.

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
188 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Soundwell Service & Repair Centre
54 Jobs Completed
St George
4.9 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Kingswood, St George and the surrounding area. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help with all your motoring services from MOTs and exhausts to air-conditioning and shock absorbers.

TBD vehicle care
335 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Welcome to TBD Vehicle Care. We are an independent garage based in Bristol dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of workmanship. With over 25 years experience in repairs and services, our highly skilled friendly mechanics are here to deliver you with an honest and efficient service.

We cover a wide range of car repairs and services from clutch replacements to diagnostics using quality parts and the latest equipment. Our goal is for all our customers to leave 100% satisfied in a reliable roadworthy car.

If you wish to wait while we work on your car we have a comfortable waiting room where our staff can offer you some complimentary refreshments and wifi.

Halfords Autocentre Bristol (Downend Road)
14 Jobs Completed
Bristol
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.

JSMechanics
79 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

JS Mechanics is your local mobile vehicle technician who can supply a multitude of vehicle diagnostic, service & repair services.Our service is provided as an "on site" basis. We can come to your place of work, home, or place of your choice

Vehicle safety checks
Yearly & 6 monthly vehicle servicing
Electrical diagnostics
Mechanical diagnostics & repair
Exhaust repair and replacement
Brake servicing & repair
Clutch & flywheel
Batteries
General vehicle audio / interior repairs
And anything vehicle related you may require

Brunel Tyres & Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned independent garage located a mile from Bristol city centre. We have always prided ourselves in putting our customers first and have always been focused on providing the highest levels of customer service. Since recently joining the prestigious HiQ network we also have the added support of a global manufacturer. In short, we are a good honest local company who are always looking to go the extra mile.

Autospeed Servicing and MOT
140 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.8 / 5

Here at Autospeed we offer our customers a fast, friendly service at very competitive prices. We carry out all forms of repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s with no job being too big or too small. We have a team of technicians who are main dealer trained to NVQ level 3 level with years of experience. VOSA approved MOT testers, who have many years of combined experience within the motor industry working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Using only good quality OE approved parts ensures your vehicle remains in top working condition, and allows us to guarantee our work.

We offer our customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 7 miles, as we know how stressful it can be trying to arrange alternative transport.

Surecar Ltd
43 Jobs Completed
Bristol
3.0 / 5

Independent garage established over 40 years ago, based in the heart of Fishponds. We offer FOC Collection & Delivery within a ten mile radius.
We also offer FOC Courtesy vehicles whilst yours is in for repair if preffered.
We can also Price Match any quotes like for like.

Winners of the Good Garage Scheme awardswe pride ourselves on our trustworthy team and positive work ethic.

We also offer:
Mot Testing for Class 4 and Class 7.
All types of repairs for all types of makes/models
Discounted labour rate for business fleets
60 days payment terms for business accounts
Third Party Breakdown recovery service
Over the phone advice to drivers when needed
The latest Diagnostic equipment to serve all models of vehicles
Vehicle Sales Department

T.D Garage Services
85 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.2 / 5

At TD Garage Services Ltd, we take care of all car makes and models. Whether you have a Ford, a Fiat, a Honda or a Hyundai, you can trust us to do a quality job. We are well known as a reliable local garage that provides a range of services including car repairs, servicing as well as MOT testing.

24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd
180 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

When we say 24/7, we mean it. Our engineers are available all hours of the day, even on Sunday.

Our mechanics in Bristol are efficient, friendly and hard working. You can access affordable repairs in no time.

At 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd, we are committed to providing customers with an all-round, easily accessible mechanic service.

Roundway Garage Ltd
2 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Roundway Garage Ltd is a well-established workshop based in Bristol, which has been in operation since 2011. We are based centrally and the town centre is a mere 5 minutes away on foot, with many bus and train links available. Alternatively, there are many local shops and cafes on hand should you rather wait whilst we work on your vehicle.

We carry out all mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOT’s on site with no job being too big or too small. Our work is backed by the IMI and the RMI, and we provide our customers with 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee on parts and labour for your peace of mind.

Our three technicians are fully qualified and have a vast range of experience working on all makes and models. We can offer our customers a free local collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage to help ease transportation issues.

Hanham Garage
3 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Here at Hanham Garage / Hanham Tyre Supplies we serve the local areas of Hanham, Longwell Green, Kingswood and Keynsham as well as the general Bristol Area.

Our services include MOT Testing, Tyres, Exhausts, Servicing, Petrol and Diesel Engine Diagnostics, Air Conditioning and All General Vehicle Repairs.

Bristol Protyre
4 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped as a department store. Protyre Bristol joined the Protyre network in 2005 along with Protyre Gloucester. Protyre Bristol has developed a reputation for its motorcycle ride in ride out tyre fitting service. Providing all the leading makes of motorcycle tyres including Avon, Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone. Protyre Bristol also provides tyres for car, van and 4x4 customers and will undertake all mechanical servicing and diagnostics work to compliment its MOT and servicing facility.

As well as providing and replacing brakes, batteries and exhausts Protyre Bristol works on vehicle suspension we can fit tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, GT Radial and Falken all from stock held on site. Andy and his team will be pleased to recommend the most suitable tyres for your driving needs, whether they be long motorway drives or short trips around town.

MPS Services
14 Jobs Completed
whitchurch
5.0 / 5

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Bristol
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 Bristol bookings

5.00

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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