Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Epping

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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 Epping 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 Epping (15 found)
CSS Motors
283 Jobs Completed
Waltham Abbey
4.6 / 5

CSS Motors offers car repairs in Waltham Abbey and further afield, such as Loughton, Waltham Cross, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill and beyond. Our team has over 125 years

DRT Auto
120 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

carrying out all servicing and repairs, carrying the latest diagnostic equipment, offer local collection and delivery, offer a mobile service. We are also a chrysler an

Upcars Ltd
37 Jobs Completed
Roydon
4.9 / 5

I have over 8 yrs exparience in the row in this business. Quick parts delivery. No extra charge on parts, best price on labor.

Essex Automatic Transmission Ltd
56 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.0 / 5

We are Essex Automatic Transmission Ltd, A leading gearbox manual/automatic repair specialist in Harlow and surrounding area for over 30 years. We have a small, fully

Performance Puma
47 Jobs Completed
Loughton
4.4 / 5

Fully qualified mechanic and Mot tester. We take pride in providing the highest levels of service to our customers. As a mobile mechanic we can carry out the majority o

Weatherwhites
16 Jobs Completed
Nazeing
3.5 / 5

We are a family run local business that has occupied the same site for 40 years. We offer all workhsop services, including but not limited to; Free code reading Diagn

Gates of Epping
Member since 26 March 2015
Epping

Welcome to Gates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Essex and Hertfordshire. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we’ve been established for over 95-yea

DJ's Mobile Repairs
Member since 19 June 2019
Waltham Abbey

Your local mobile mechanic which is perfect for those with a busy schedule, we fit around you and look after your car like its our own. We conduct a wide range of repairs

Ken Brown (Harlow)
Member since 17 November 2015
Harlow

Let our Kia Service department take the inconvenience and worry out of having your car serviced or repaired. You can be sure of the very highest standards of service and

Harlow Motor Services
Member since 25 October 2011
Harlow

"We do exactly what it says on the tin : we look after your car, and we look after you. Our motto, and our mission, is ÔÇ£Always giving you more for lessÔÇØOur menu car

harlow motors ltd
Member since 09 August 2019
harlow

We offer competitive prices and a friendly honest service, repairing all makes and models. We update our customers on regular a basis on their repair and offer a transpar

carznvanz.co.uk
Member since 12 March 2012
harlow

"MOBILE MECHANIC...HARLOW...Essex/Herts/North London.....Fully Insured, Motor Services, HARLOW BASED MOBILE MECHANIC, FIXED PRICE SERVICING, GENERAL REPAIRS, BRAKE REPAIR

mobile-mechanical-services
Member since 18 March 2018
harlow

I am a Mobile Mechanic, specialising in all aspects of the automotive trade, i.e. servicing, diagnostics, electrical-fault-finding, and repair's to any make, or model,

Chigwell Motor Works
Member since 14 February 2017
Chigwell

We specialize in all VW Audi, Mercedes , and all modern day vehicles. We are based in Chigwell,Essex and are a family run Business with experienced mechanics . We can c

Hometyre Essex
Member since 25 October 2011
Hadstock

"We supply and fit all tyre makes and sizes including run flat tyres, high performance tyres and 4x4 tyres. We cater for all new car tyres, new van tyres, light commercia

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Epping
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 Epping bookings

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Epping?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Epping
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£196.82
Mercedes£201.51
Ford£200.62
Audi£175.66
BMW£185.63
Citroen£186.87
Nissan£191.31
Peugeot£191.48
Volkswagen£198.42

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/07/2021 and 21/10/2021.

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