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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Exeter

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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 Exeter 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 Exeter (53 found)
Marsh Tyres & Autos
93 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with unbeatable prices on tyres, call now for the best all in price.

You've tried the rest, Now try the BEST!!!

MECA Car Services
155 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO HELP OUR NHS AND POLICE, AS WELL AS OTHER KEY WORKERS AND CUSTOMER EMERGENCIES.

STRICT SAFE-WORKING PRACTICES ARE IN FORCE TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING PROCEDURE.

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Exeter's only lady owned, award winning garage, offers repairs, servicing and MOTs to all makes and models of cars and light commercials, including motor-homes and 4x4s.

Located near the A30/M5 Exeter services on the Sowton Industrial Estate, we are an independent garage and member of the Institute of Motoring, Good Garage Scheme, Retail Motor Industry, and the AA Select Garage Programme.

We can offer our customers a free courtesy car or van (subject to availability), or a collection/delivery service if within the immediate business estate area.

Interest free payment plans available.

T&R Car Services located Unit 17, City Industrial Estate, Haven Road Exeter EX2 8DD
10 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.0 / 5

We are local, independent garage offering vehicle maintenance, MOT tests, repairs, diagnostics, tyres sales and much more.
We are a friendly team committed to 100% customer satisfaction and pride ourselves on personal attention and honest expertise.

Radical Auto Services Ltd
106 Jobs Completed
Exminster, Exeter
5.0 / 5

Here at Radical we pride ourselves on the high standard of work which is performed by our fully trained mechanics. Our technicians are also all certified by the IMI so you can rest assured that your car is in safe hands.
We cater for most things including vehicle servicing, remapping, MOT remedial's, diagnostics and vehicle recovery services
Our newly built workshops are up to date and easy to get to being just outside of Marsh Barton.
We can supply Courtesy cars, (subject to T&C's), or collection and delivery service, and don't forget our unique out of hours servicing so you don't have to lose the use of your car during the day. www.radicalautos.co.uk
THE RIGHT JOB FOR THE RIGHT PRICE EVERYTIME

Williams Motors Limited
20 Jobs Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Williams Motors Limited is an independent garage based on the popular trading estate of Marsh Barton in Exeter.

We pride ourselves on high quality repairs with a more personal experience giving our customers value for money.

We provide service and repairs for all makes and models, from cars to medium sized vans.

Specialise in Volkswagen group: Audi, VW, Skoda & Seat

Tune Up South West
3 Job Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Do you need a mobile mechanic service across Devon? I have been in the trade for over 38 years, and I have served my time as opposed to going down the academic route.

I was originally involved with the Hometune franchise for several of years before the franchise dissolved. As part of a co-operative, a number of people set-up another franchise called Tune Up and that existed for a number of years before everyone went independent and I turned my branch into a limited company and has been trading as Tune Up (South West) Ltd since 2011.

At Tune Up (South West) Ltd we deal with a number of lease hire contracts and this is the bulk of our work, however we also deal with traditional customers who have issues with their vehicles.

I have several light commercial fleet vehicle contracts with LCV Hire Solutions, Hertz and Hitachi Capital at present.

Mobile Mechanic Bohdan
3 Job Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic who has been serving the local community 25 years

Adams Auto Ltd
12 Job Completed
Exmouth
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

Our fantastic team of mechanics has a wealth of skills and knowledge in addition to the latest dealership level of diagnostic equipment and software for German models. Established in 1982, our aim has always been to ensure every customer leaves 100% satisfied with the service they have been provided. We offer a range of repairs and services from clutch replacements to key programming, always maintaining the same level of quality workmanship and customer service.

All our parts are sourced from well-recognised suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5-mile radius. If you wish to go about your day to day activities, ask a member of staff about our courtesy car service.

Foxhayes Garage
Member since 05 April 2019
Exeter

Established in 1981 based in Exeter, Foxhayes garage is a family owned and run business and between our team of highly trained technicians/mechanics have over 100 years of combined experience working on motor vehicles of all makes and models.

We have all of the latest diagnostic equipment and up to date modern vehicle ramps, so we are well equipped to pinpoint diagnose and then repair any issues your vehicle may have. We also offer specialty carbon cleaning which can have several benefits for your vehicle including improved exhaust emissions, improved engine efficiency, significantly improved compression, prolonged engine life and increased performance, improved mpg, cut emissions and more.

All labour and parts we provide will also be covered by a 12-month warranty to give you peace of mind. We look forward to hearing from you and for more information on the full range of services we provide please visit our website: WWW.FOXHAYESCARSALES.CO.UK

Kynastons Autoservices
Member since 03 April 2019
Exeter

Kynastons Autoservices is a long running (est. 1973) independent garage based in Exeter. With over 120 years' experience, our tight knit team of mechanics is primed to tackle any issue you bring forward. We use the latest diagnostic equipment on the market, and coupled with expertly trained staff, this equates to a cost effective, timely alternative to the main dealers with no loss of quality.

Halfords Autocentre Exeter
Member since 18 May 2020
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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 from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Servo Engineering
Member since 06 January 2016
Exeter

Our Automotive Division supports all makes and models of automotive vehicles, we service, repair, refurbish, MOT, safety check and plate, we also have a body shop for any bodywork and paint jobs you require. We also have a 24Hr recovery service for the Exeter area so our customers don't have to be stranded.

Bristol Street Motors - Exeter
Member since 21 July 2017
EXETER

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 of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

Marsh (Exeter)
Member since 27 March 2017
Exeter

Marsh KIA is a family owned multi franchised group serving Devon/Cornwall and Taunton. Richard Marsh our Managing Director has been involved within the motoring industry for over 25 years with a life time passion for both cars and motorcycles. Our two Kia dealerships are both ideally located to serve a majority of the South West. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with the best possible professional service that they expect and deserve. All of our staff are trained to highest degree are a more than happy to go further than the industry mile to make your purchase, service or after service enquiry a pleasurable one.

R & R Motors
Member since 15 August 2019
Exmouth

Established in 1982, R&R Motors provide fast and efficient car and van repairs, servicing and MOT testing across Exmouth and the surrounding areas. Our team of highly skilled mechanics are able to maintain all makes and models of cars. We are also able to cater for vans and commercial vehicles up to five tonnes in weight. With two specialist Class 4 and 7 testing bays, we also offer fast and flexible MOT testing services. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Exeter
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 Exeter bookings

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Exeter?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Exeter
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£120.45

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/04/2020 and 08/07/2020.

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