Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Cleethorpes

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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 Cleethorpes 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 Cleethorpes (46 found)
M E Autoparts Ltd T/A Mister Exhaust
372 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
4.8 / 5

Business Description: Mister Exhaust was established in 1981. We are locally owned company in Grimsby that offer a full range of motor vehicle repairs, specialising in

R G Motor services ltd
31 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
4.2 / 5

R G Motor services address unit 5 estate road 3 pye wipe Grimsby. mots, servicing, repairs, tyres , auto electrics specialising in diesel Delphi diesel service centre.key

Heneage Motor Company Ltd
46 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

Heneage Motor Company Ltd is a family owned business that has been established for 25 years. In that time we have grown into a leading supplier of new and used vehicles

car consultants
12 Jobs Completed
GRIMSBY
4.7 / 5

We carry out mots, dealer level service, diagnostics tyres exhausts A one stop shop for all motoring needs free collection and delivery and a free courtesy car we can wor

Just Car Clinic Grimsby
10 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

"Just Car Clinic Grimsby is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England. Ever

Heavy Engine Stallingborough Ltd
5 Job Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

Heavy Engine Stallinhborough Ltd are based in Stallingborough Industial Estate close to Immingham. We specialise in engines rebuilds and have a cyclinder head skimmer fo

Redfern Garage Services Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
4.2 / 5

"Family run garage, honest, reliable, fully qualified technicians.RAC approved garage.MOT's whilst you wait (if you like)!!Repairs, servicing, diagnostics."

K & C Autos
3 Job Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

At K and C Autos we offer professional and reliable car repairs and servicing for all makes and models of cars. We can arrange collection and delivery of your vehicle

L and g motors
4 Job Completed
Cleethorpes
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic with over 10 years experience guarantee to be the lowest price with fast reliable service. We will come to you where ever you are at work out shopping or

OXFORD STREET MOTORS
1 Job Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

MOT Testing Station Car and Light Commercial Servicing and Repairs

L&R MOTOR SERVICES
1 Job Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

We are a small independent garage who specialise in BMW but also work other vehicle manufactures , we service, m.o.t repairs , diagnostics, vehicle body repairs, paintwor

Stoneacre Grimsby
Member since 07 June 2011
Grimsby

Stoneacre Grimsby is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used veh

Tommy Sant Car Care
Member since 10 August 2011
Grimsby

"Tommy Sant Car Care in Grimsby is a local independent garage, serving Grimsby and the surrounding area. Established in 1942, we have developed into one of North East Lin

Immingham Motors
Member since 28 April 2015
Immingham

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Immingham Motors we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

Tyres & Auto Centres
Member since 19 May 2017
GRIMSBY

We are a family owned, independent business with 2 branches across Lincolnshire based in Grimsby and Boston. We specialise in providing a new kind of fast-fit experie

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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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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