Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Cardiff

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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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff (87 found)
City Service Centre
84 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

City Service Centre is a vehicle repair and servicing garage in the centre of Cardiff, we are conveniently located within walking distance to the city centre, with bus & train services near by. Our experienced staff have over thirty years of experience working with cars and vehicles. This expertise means that they can undertake a wide range of repair and servicing jobs with skill and speed.

The repair services that we offer include wheel balancing and alignment, engine diagnostics and battery servicing. We carry out on site MOT testing, and we can also arrange Class 7 & Motorcycle MOT testing if requested. We also offer a free initial consultation. We are your one stop shop, we cater for ALL of your motoring needs.

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
139 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.7 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

A1 Motorcare Ltd
9 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

A1 Motorcare is an award winning, family run vehicle repair garage and MOT test centre, based in Rumney, Cardiff. We’ve been operating nearly 40 years and have maintained a solid reputation as a Cardiff-based garage that you can trust.

General vehicle maintenance and car issues can be a real inconvenience. We strive to make these experiences as hassle free as possible. Our expert team of fully qualified mechanics are always happy to help, providing a professional service that will get you back on the road in no time.

We provide a range of services for all car makes and models. From MOTs, to diagnostics and repairs. We’re also a registered centre for Mercedes, BMW and Mazda vehicles.

In addition to our vehicle repair and maintenance services, we also sell cars! We’ll go above and beyond for customers and that’s why we proudly have a high customer loyalty rate. We’re also happy to reward loyalty with our exclusive A1 Motorcare loyalty card, giving you 10% off all MOTs and labour.

Town Garage.
73 Jobs Completed
Llantrisant
4.1 / 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 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
We are a independent family run business established in 1976.
We are proud members of CVTS & Good Garage Scheme.
We are based at old Town Llantrisant, situated just behind the Cross Keys Pub.
We have vast experience in most aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs. We work on anything from a classic Ford Escort and Mini to modern vehicles and vans.
We have 2 MOT bays.
We have modern technology to be able to repair newest vehicle, reset service lights, diagnostics to traditional techniques that sometimes a old fashioned approach may be required.
Whatever your needs we hope that Town Garage of Llantrisant will be able to sort.

Platinum Vehicle Services Cardiff Ltd.
23 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

Platinum Vehicle Services are one of the leading car maintenance specialists in South Wales. We provide excellent customer-focused service whilst ensuring a hands-on, reliable and personal approach to our work.

We endeavor to please each and every customer and ensure their vehicle operates at its fullest potential.

We strive to constantly improve ourselves to ensure that customer service and professionalism remains at the forefront of our business. We aim to maintain, test, service and repair all types of vehicles to the highest possible standard in order to remain one of the best vehicle workshops in Cardiff.

Here at Platinum Vehicle Services we intend to be and stay one of the most trusted vehicle maintenance workshops in the whole of South Wales. We aim to achieve this by continually developing our business and its services using our innovative and professional team of maintainers.

As a professional, experienced business, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs and requirements of each and every customer. We will always remain customer focused in order to incessantly set the highest standard vehicle maintenance excellence.

Promotive BMW MINI
12 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 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 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

M.R.Car Sales
202 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

M.R Car Sales is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job is too big or small for us. One of the most common reasons for our positive feedback is our free on-call consultation. Not every vehicle issue needs to be addressed at a garage. With years of experience, our car mechanics propose resolutions for minor vehicle trouble over a phone call.

Euro Testing Centre Ltd
473 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repairs to all makes of car or van in Unit 12 Clydesmuir Industrial Estate.

Unlike most Garages we look at the motorist as a client, not an unnecessary nuisance, our customer lounge is waiting for you with free coffee/Wifi.

Our commitment is to offer an unrivalled level of service coupled with dedication and excellence. We learn from listening to our customers and constantly changing how we do things to serve you better and more affordable.

Royal Remaps
200 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

Here at Royal Remaps we are specialists in the performance tuning of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased power output, torque and fuel economy. From cars tuned for road or for track use we can provide a solution to meet your needs. By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

​Here at Royal Remaps we custom remap every vehicle we work on. Beware some car remapping or chip tuning companies are only able to offer a generic file originally made from another vehicle. All of our engine remapping is tailored specifically for you and your vehicle, we also offer other ECU related services such as Speed limiter removal and DPF Removal.

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.

Automotive Cardiff Ltd
233 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business here at Automotive Cardiff which offers a more personal touch to repairing your vehicle. We understand how much we all rely on our cars and offer outstanding customer service when your vehicle is in our premises. Our master technician has over 20 years experience in the motor industry and is fully certified and insured.
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John Dolbear Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.0 / 5

John Dolbear Tyre and Auto Services 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 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

SWSS BMW and MINI
17 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

"SWSS BMW and MINI in Cardiff offer a full range of repairs for you BMW or MINI.
We carry out a full range of mechanical repairs including Servicing, MOT diagnostics and have fully trained BMW staff. We are up to date with the latest BMW / MINI diagnostic equipment and part of their network so we can keep BMW GB up to date with any Servicing repairs that will be carried out on your BMW.
We can offer a collection and delivery service within 10 mile radius or a courtesy lift into the city centre. We also have FREE Courtesy Vehicles available by appointment and conditions apply
Your vehicle will receive a small valet before your collection or being returned.
We are a genuine and caring company who value you and have been established since 2003.
Please feel free to pop down for a coffee and a chat before making any commitment or alternatively check our facebook reviews at SWSSMINI or SWSSBMW pages

BJ Potter & Sons T/A Potters South Wales Limited
2 Job Completed
Barry
5.0 / 5

B.J. Potter & Sons is based in Barry. We are a local indepentent garage that has been specialising in the repair and servicing of cars, vans and HGV vehicles since 2006

Hutchings Hyundai
3 Job Completed
PONTYPRIDD
5.0 / 5

Fifth generation family run business . Hyundai Franchised Dealer for the sale of new & pre-owned vehicles. All make servicing and repair. Hyundai diagnostics.

Penarth Tyres
5 Jobs Completed
Penarth
5.0 / 5

When the opportunity arose for Tyre Specialist Chris Cronin to acquire a garage on Station Road, Penarth, it was something he couldn't turn down. Not only did the garage offer a place for him to exercise the experience he'd gained in the tyre industry over the last 10 years, it also fulfilled the need for an outlet solely providing and fitting tyres in Penarth.

In May 2014, Penarth Tyres was officially opened and a company logo relating to the English translation of Penarth (arth= bear and pen=head) was created.

Priding ourselves on our experience, friendliness and competitive prices, we guarantee you’ll be impressed with the service provided. As well as stocking a large amount of budget tyres and premium tyres such as Michelin, Dunlop, Continental and Falken, we are also able to accommodate run- flats, 4x4s and vans.

You could say Penarth Tyres is something of a paradox - whilst commited to the old fashioned values of honesty, quality and reliability, we also have invested in brand new state- of- the- art machines. With top of the range equipment, it means any size wheel and any service can be dealt with efficiently and to a high standard.

Although we do guarantee a quick and efficient service, if you're looking to drop off your car and pick it back up at a later time.. no problem! Located conveniently in Penarth town centre with ample parking and access to local shops, buses and Penarth train station, you're able to get on with your day car- free if needs be. Or if more suitable, we do offer a local collection and drop off service for no extra cost.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Cardiff
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 Cardiff bookings

5.00

9 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Cardiff?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Cardiff
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£135.37
Ford£141.37
Volvo£145.64
Nissan£138.21
Mercedes£144.48
Volkswagen£143.92
BMW£196.26

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/11/2019 and 21/02/2020.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter