Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Chorley

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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 Chorley 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 Chorley (25 found)
A and P Motorcare Ltd
22 Jobs Completed
Chorley
5.0 / 5

We are an Independently Family owned garage based in Chorley, Lancashire. We are a short stroll away from Chorley Town Centre which offers many amenities for you whil

Autoserve Mobile
253 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.7 / 5

Autoserve provides a mobile mechanic service covering the Northwest. All our friendly fully qualified mechanics have a minimum of 10' years experience & travel to you

S & R Miller - Independent Audi Centre Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Wigan
5.0 / 5

Independent VW Audi group specialists. Genuine parts used, VAT registered garage, fully qualified Audi technician with dealer diagnostic equipment. Recently opened by ful

Zoo Performance Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Chorley
4.9 / 5

Zoo Performance Limited was formed in early 2015 by a group of individuals that have vast main dealer experience. Looking for a new challenge we joined forces and produc

One Call Preston Ltd
Member since 28 June 2018
Leyland

We are a family business which specialises in all aspects of car care. From valeting of your pride and joy to getting your runaround through its MOT!

Perrys Leyland
Member since 22 August 2014
Leyland

Welcome to Perrys Leyland, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that

Chorley Nissan - Chorley
Member since 24 February 2021
Chorey

Founded as a family business back in 1989, Chorley Group has grown into an award winning organisation operating internationally with six key dealerships and four franchis

Clock Garage
Member since 08 February 2016
CHORLEY

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

Chorley Nissan
Member since 23 November 2011
Chorley

Nissan main dealer. Fixed price servicing From -ú99.00 Free courtesy cars. Free wash and vac. Free collection and delivery radius 10 miles.Free Pan european roadside ass

INL Autobody Specialists
Member since 02 December 2012
Chorley

"INL Autobody Specialists, has over 15 years experience in the Vehicle Bodywork Repair sector. INL covers all aspects of bodywork repairs and paint refinishing to both Tr

White Hill Garage
Member since 16 March 2012
Chorley

WE ARE ON THE A6, JUST OUTSIDE BUCKSHAW VILLAGE! Brakes, Clutches, Exhausts, Servicing, Diagnostics, Economy Tuning & much more.

HB AUTOS
Member since 16 July 2021
Leyland

We are a local mobile servicing and repairs company we are there when you need us the most we cover anything from servicing and repairs to roadside assistance such as a f

RCJ MOTORS
Member since 16 April 2016
chorley

We specialise in servicing, brakes, diagnostic, tyres, MOT, Their not much we cant do. Give us a try you will not be disappointed.

J&N recovery and repairs
Member since 25 May 2019
Chorley

I am a mobile mechanic with over 26 yrs experience served my apprenticeship at the audi factory in Germany but I specialise in all makes and models of all petrol and dies

Oakwell Garage
Member since 24 August 2017
Leyland

Oakwell was founded in June 1983 by Paul Oakley and Brian Welsh. The original aim was to provide a high quality local auto electrical repair facility reconditioning alter

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Chorley
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 Chorley bookings

2.75

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Chorley?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Chorley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£143.08
Ford£147.10
BMW£149.68
Citroen£153.40
Nissan£148.79
Peugeot£152.94

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

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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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter