Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Buckingham

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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 Buckingham 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 Buckingham (14 found)
BAY Automotive
9 Jobs Completed
Buckingham
5.0 / 5

"Audi trained technician with main dealer experiance, im very passionate about my job and enjoy all aspect of car repair and diagnostics.No job too big or too small with

Pug1Off
1 Job Completed
Brackley
5.0 / 5

"Pug1Off has been serving the local community since 2005. As Peugeot and Citroen specialists with dealer training and equipment behind us, we can offer you the highest qu

Brackley MOT & Service Centre
Member since 26 October 2021
Brackley

"Brackley MOT and Service Centre is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre. Our Bosch trained vehicle technicians aim to offer an efficient, friend

Milton Keynes Hyundai
Member since 26 October 2021
MILTON KEYNES

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

Churchill Motors
Member since 26 October 2021
Towcester

"Churchill Motors is a family owned and run business established for over 30 years based in Potterspury, Northamptonshire.We pride ourselves in giving excellent service r

SAAB Centre
Member since 26 October 2021
Milton Keynes

"Specialists in SAAB servicing and repairs. The Saab Centre has been established since 1987, owned and run by Andy Buik, offering service and repairs to high standards, u

Progress Suzuki MK
Member since 26 October 2021
Milton Keynes

Progress Suzuki is an award winning, family, motor dealership group set at the heart of the community. With our Brand New Letchworth dealership, and our Flagship dealersh

TopServe Autos Ltd
Member since 26 October 2021
Brackley

"TopServe Autos Ltd is a friendly independent garage that has been servicing the motoring needs of Brackley and the surrounding area for over 15 years (est 1996). We are

Silverstone Garage Ltd
Member since 26 October 2021
Silverstone

"At Silverstone Garage we pride ourselves on quality workmanship and value for money. Set in the heart of Silverstone - home of British motorsport - we are a local villag

Audit Fail - 007 Autos.
Member since 26 October 2021
Brackley

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Chapman Auto Services
Member since 26 October 2021
Buckingham

"Here at Chapman Auto Services we are proud to offer a friendly service with a smile, and you can trust you will receive a pleasant and professional experience. We offer

JD Pads
Member since 26 October 2021
Potterspury

"We are a specialist mobile service that can change your brake pads outside your home, place of work or where ever you are. Covering Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes ar

G&G Autos
Member since 26 October 2021
Milton Keynes

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Buckingham
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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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Buckingham?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Buckingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£119.25
Ford£124.81
Nissan£124.76
BMW£114.72

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/07/2021 and 26/10/2021.

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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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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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter