Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Carlisle

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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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle (32 found)
ALS Autocare
355 Jobs Completed
Carlisle
4.7 / 5

At ALS Autocare Ltd, we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the honest advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our frien

Halfords Autocentre Carlisle
20 Job Completed
Carlisle
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

David Fisher
4 Job Completed
Carlisle
5.0 / 5

David Fisher has been servicing the Carlisle and surrounding area for over 28 years. An independently family run business offering a full range off servicing and general

Thompson Service Centre
34 Jobs Completed
Carlisle
5.0 / 5

Established in 1994 by Geoff and Margaret Thompson, our company has seen its reputation gain momentum over the years for quality repairs with a reliable and trustworthy s

MTECH AUTO ENGINEERS LTD
6 Jobs Completed
Carlisle
3.7 / 5

Welcome to Mtech Auto At Mtech our aim is to provide a friendly, easy and cost efficient car service to all our of our customers. A car service at Mtech validates your

Border Cars (Carlisle)
Member since 17 November 2015
Carlisle

Border Cars is one of the leading motor retail groups in South West Scotland and Cumbria, with six sites in Dumfries, Stranraer, Carlisle, Workington and Ayr. Since 1977,

ND Auto Repairs
Member since 04 March 2015
Carlisle

Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing them with superior quality automotive maintenance and repair services in a friendly environment. We wor

Lloyd Carlisle
Member since 23 March 2016
Carlisle

As a family owned business, we take pride in offering you a 5 Star experience every time you visit our premises, you can be sure your experience will be second to none.

Border Hyundai - Carlisle
Member since 13 May 2016
CARLISLE

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

Ushers Garage Ltd, Currock Road Trade Centre, Carlisle.
Member since 13 July 2011
Carlisle

"We are an independent family run garage that service and repair all makes of vehicle. We also Specialise in the Sales, Service and Repair of Peugeot/Citroen cars and lig

CHRIS MCAULAY CARS-ANNAN ROAD GARAGE
Member since 03 October 2011
GRETNA

"SERVICE AND REPAIRS AND DIAGNOSTICS TO ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF CARS 4x4s AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. MOTS AVAILABLE,RECOVERY AVAILABLE,COURTESEY CARS AVAILABLE,COLLEC

Lookers Renault Carlisle
Member since 29 March 2016
Carlisle

We are a Renault and main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Competit

Mercedes-Benz of Carlisle
Member since 02 July 2014
Carlisle

"At Mercedes-Benz of Carlisle we offer a full range of after sales services, including Mercedes-Benz Service, MOT, Repair and Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts. We care about t

Cecil Street Auto Repairs
Member since 13 July 2011
Carlisle

"Welcome to Cecil Street Auto Repairs. We are a new independent garage ideally placed near the city centre of Carlisle with easy access from all areas. Our Technicians a

Quick Fix Mobile Mechanic
Member since 09 February 2020
Carlisle

Servicing and Repairs. Wheel locking nut removal. Diagnostics. Welding. And much more.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Carlisle
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 Carlisle bookings

3.00

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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