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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (165 found)
Balmoral Motor Company
16 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Over the years we have built up a reputation for outstanding customer service and excellent mechanical repair work.

Why choose Balmoral Motor Company Ltd?
Experienced professionals
MOT test centre
Comprehensive vehicle repair service
Daewoo & Chevrolet specialists
All makes & models welcome
Courtesy car available

We provide a vehicle collection service to:
Queensferry
Edinburgh
Penicuik
Gorebridge
Haddington
Musselburgh

All of the parts we supply and fit are under warranty and all of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

LJR COMMERCIAL LTD
2 Job Completed
Livingston
5.0 / 5

Great value for money
I come to the customer

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Edinburgh
17 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.3 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Multifix Garage
178 Jobs Completed
Elgin Street, Dunfermline
4.8 / 5

Here at Multifix our passion is to deliver you with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 25 years’ experience, we cover all makes and models and a variety of services including body and paintwork. Our FREE collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 25-mile radius.

If you are unable to come to us we also have a fantastic mobile service which means we can come to you wherever you are. You can rest assured that we always have you covered. Whether it’s a clutch replacement or brake pads and discs, our parts come under standard manufacturer warranty and are sourced from well-recognised suppliers. Light commercial vehicles are also welcome at Multifix.

We are a local independent garage that is home to a friendly, approachable team who will always discuss your options and provide you with excellent advice.

Fife Autocentre - Glenrothes
87 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.4 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
421 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.7 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Fife Autocentre - Kirkcaldy
172 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

E-Vehicles
74 Jobs Completed
EDINBURGH
4.9 / 5

At E-Vehicles we offer car repairs in and around Livingston and Edinburgh including Broxburn and Bathgate.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service possible and our aim is to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

We use new OE quality parts that are competitively priced to give you the best value for money, We are happy to price match parts with any local supplier to us, therefore, you will always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs.

We use all the latest diagnostics equipment including Bosch, Delphi, Autel, Launch so we can diagnose 99% of vehicle faults including Airbag, ABS, Engine Management, TPS, PDC, DPF regeneration etc.

As well as carrying out the more common repairs types such as Suspension, Brakes Discs/Pads Clutches, Timing Belts, Mot Preparation, Servicing, Transmission Servicing, Tyres (New & Part Worn) we also do Electrical and all Bodywork including accident Damage, spray painting, panel beating, Dents Scratches Smart repairs and full car Restorations.

We do offer a Mobile Service on the small and quick jobs but would prefer to do it quicker by completing it on our fully kitted workshop on our Car Lifts.

If you are looking for an MOT then we can get your car tested at our Neighbouring MOT Station for £40 with No retest fee. I know you can get an MOT for £25 but in our opinion 90% of the time that means its a guaranteed fail and you will have to go back and pay the £15 retest fee and pay the expensive prices for the work to be carried out. Our neighbouring VOSA approved MOT tester will only fail your vehicle where the vehicle is not in a safe and satisfactory condition and because we will carry out any work required the MOT tester will not gain anything by failing your car. On the other hand if any work is required then the MOT tester will check our work to make sure its been done correctly. Its a win win situation for you.

We repair and service all makes and models and can get parts delivered to us within a couple of hours saving you the hassle.

If you live within 10 miles of us, we will collect and deliver your car completely free of charge saving you the time and hassle. If however, you want to watch and see what we are doing we have no objections if you come along.

We also work flexible hours in order to satisfy our customers’ needs and requests. !
We are here to make you our customers happy and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

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The Garage.
56 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.9 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in providing a reliable and friendly repair service to clients in the Glenrothes area.

High Quality Repairs from a Name You Can Trust.

Is your car or van in need of a repair? If so, bring it along to our garage where all repairs are carried out by our team of highly skilled mechanics. With over 10 years’ experience, it’s no wonder why we’re the main choice when people need their vehicle repairing. So whether you’re in need of a general repair or service, or would like us to look at your shock absorbers and suspension, we’re able to undertake all mechanical repairs on-site.

Quality Assurance

We will ensure that from the moment your vehicle is booked in, to the moment it leaves our Repair Centre you can be assured of our best attention at all times. If we need to discuss any aspect of your repair we will give you a call.

Great Customer Service

At The Car Garage, providing great customer service is at the heart of everything we do. From dropping your vehicle off, until you collect it, we will keep you updated every step of the way. We guarantee the best services for all your motoring needs in the Glenrothes area!

Reith Motors LTD
124 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.7 / 5

Reith Motors is a family run business that understands the importance of providing a first class service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves in being car service experts; whatever make or model, we can help keep you on the road.

Reith Motors offers free, honest advice, and has done so since being founded in 1966. Over 50 years experience between Graham and John allows us to service, maintain, advise and repair vehicles of all types and ages.

Fife Autocentre - Leven
75 Jobs Completed
Leven
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Maitland Motors.
28 Jobs Completed
Burntisland
5.0 / 5

Here at Maitland Motors, we constantly strive to provide our valuable customers with the best service and value for all their motoring needs.

From brakes to bulbs, tyres to MOTs, Maitland Motors is your one-stop-shop for a fast, honest and reliable service. We will talk you through any repairs your vehicle needs and explain why any additional work may be required.

No part will be replaced unless it is needed. We believe the customer has the right to as much information as possible about repairs being carried out, that is why our award-winning mechanic will explain in simple terms what your car needs to run at its best.

Jacksautocarkare
3 Job Completed
Glenrothes
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business, that do all aspects of car & van repairs, including mots and all the repairs that go with that, the list is endless, clutches, timing belts, tyres, suspension, engine repairs, exhausts, small electrical repairs, diagnostics etc

Beacon Auto Support
16 Jobs Completed
Livingston, West Lothian and surrounding areas
4.4 / 5

After being involved with the motor industry for over ten years, we've seen a lot of things we don't think are fair, for example over pricing; whether trying to "bamboozle" a customer through technical jargon misconstruing work that doesn't really need to be carried out, deliberate damage of components or "preying" on inexperienced drivers, let's just say we've seen a lot, and we don't think it's right or fair. That's why here at Beacon Auto Support we endeavour to be as honest and fair as possible, and we promise never to try and sell you something your car doesn't actually need. We believe that every customer deserves to be treated fairly and receive full transparency when it comes to details about the work being carried out, that's why we not only offer you the chance to view ANY components removed from your vehicle but we'll explain to you why that component has failed or is excessively worn etc. We also like to incorporate our technicians job cards into your invoice when we send them to you by email, that not only allows you to view your itemised invoice but keep track of how the technician has actually dealt you with your fault.

So if your fed up of feeling confused or like you've been ripped off after your cars been repaired, give us a chance to show you how we stand tall where some other repairers fall down, and we will strive to ensure you aren't disappointed!

McLennans Garage
38 Jobs Completed
Loanhead
5.0 / 5

"Established in 1992, McLennans Garage is a family-run, independent garage located in Loanhead near Edinburgh.Over the 20 years we have been in existance our main focus has always been to deliver a quality service at competitive rates for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service. As part of our code of quality we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association as well as The Good Garage Scheme. McLennans Garage is well established and has a large customer base encompassing both private cars and business fleets. At any time whilst we are carrying out work, a member of staff is always available to explain costs, procedures and timescales. All makes of vehicles are welcome. "

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh bookings

4.11

9 reviews

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