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 (86 found)
Euro Testing Centre Ltd
870 Jobs Completed
CARDIFF
4.7 / 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 repai

A1 Motorcare Ltd
89 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

Town Garage.
139 Jobs Completed
Llantrisant
4.2 / 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

DG Motors LTD
134 Jobs Completed
cardiff
5.0 / 5

DGMotors LTD is a mobile mechanic service covering Cardiff/South Wales, Surrey and South East London.<br /><br />Specialising in all range of Makes and Models.<br /><br />Over 5 years ex

Fairwater Garages
94 Jobs Completed
Fairwater
2.6 / 5

We are a family business with over 40 years experience in the motor trade.<br />We believe in a totally transparent service and we regularly welcome customers into our worksh

M3 MOTORS CARDIFF
31 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

MOT<br />Service <br />Clutch <br />Brakes<br />Exhaust

M.R.Car Sales
273 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 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 o

John Dolbear Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
64 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.1 / 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 gar

Halfords Autocentre Cardiff (Newport Road)
24 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.0 / 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

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
307 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.1 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

SWSS BMW and MINI
26 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

"SWSS BMW and MINI in Cardiff offer a full range of repairs for you BMW or MINI. <br />We carry out a full range of mechanical repairs including Servicing, MOT diagnostics

Royal Remaps
215 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 po

Platinum Vehicle Services Cardiff Ltd.
35 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, re

Promotive BMW MINI
17 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 5

Promotive is one of the largest independent BMW and MINI specialists in the country.<br /><br />Our technicians are both BMW specialists &amp; MINI specialists trained and have

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

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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
Mercedes£123.81
Vauxhall£110.00

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/02/2021 and 12/05/2021.

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