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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Glasgow

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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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow (169 found)
AVS auto solutions
234 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.7 / 5

AVS is a newly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for all customers needs and offer a collection service at your place of work or home.

M J D Automotive
228 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Offering a mobile service, here at MJD Automotive our aim is to provide you with a fast, efficient & reliable service. When your vehicle fails MJD Automotive prevails! At the forefront of the automotive industry, we use the top of the range equipment and have a team of highly skilled technicians with years of top line industry experience. This is what is needed to provide you with optimum 5-star consistency in the motor industry.

Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are and at a time that is convenient to you. We provide a range of services and repairs roadside but also have access to a fantastic workshop when needed. If your vehicle needs to visit the workshop we offer a collection and delivery service. With a wealth of experience, we cover all makes and models in addition to light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, all our labour is covered by a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Let a reliable and highly-skilled team provide you with the service that you deserve. You can rest assured knowing your vehicle is in good hands.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
291 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
762 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

DAC Firpark
1627 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks

Auto Solutions East LTD
1494 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Maryhill Road
283 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Halfords Autocentre Clydebank
7 Job Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

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.

CRD Automotive
102 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

We build on our success delivering the best prices in mots servicing and repairs. Being a family run business we offer a personal service to each of our clients and provide you with a customised service which is completely focused on individual needs. Our professional vehicle repair team will get you back on the road quickly and for minimum cost. Call us for a quote today.

Drive Motors
199 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only we offer car repairs in Blantyre but also in further afield, such as in Hamilton, Bothwell and beyond.

We have been trading for over 20 years and are an established business offering fast, friendly and efficient service with all our parts and work guaranteed. We cover the areas of Blantyre, Hamilton, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Do you have a dodgy oil light? Have you put diesel in your petrol fuel tank? At Drive Motors, we can sort everything from your engine to your exhaust. Our highly trained technicians can carry out all sorts of mechanical repairs to all vehicle makes and models.

Our work includes: Engine; Brakes; Transmission; Steering; Airbags; Suspensions; Electrical; Clutches; Tyres; Wheel Alignment; Wheel Refurbishment; Exhausts; Air Conditioning. We provide detailed quotes for parts and labour for your approval prior to commencing any work.

We are a local business servicing clients throughout the local area, stretching throughout the central belt of Scotland. We rely on our reputation and we can provide numerous testimonials to support our outstanding work.

At Drive Motors you can relax and enjoy Billy's Snack Shack in our comfortable waiting area. Why not drop in for a Krispy Kreme doughnut? And that's not all next door there is LB’s Hair and Beauty studio. Offering unisex hair and beauty services including make-up, nails & eyebrow waxing.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too. It truly is a "one stop autoshop"

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
459 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

MB Autoz car and van repair
182 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.2 / 5

Has your car failed its MOT? Don't pay crazy money call MB Autos and we can give you competitive prices over the phone that no one can beat. Our exceptionally skilled mechanics are at hand to deliver all customers with a professional, honest service. With multiple years experience in the mechanical industry, we apply our reputable knowledge and skills to every job.


Our workshop is home to the latest equipment allowing us to diagnose, repair, and service all makes and models of cars. The garage is conveniently situated near local transport links, however, if you wish to wait while we work on your car, we have a pleasant waiting room available where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and browse the internet with our free WiFi.

Here at MB Autos, we cover a wide range of car repairs and services from cambelt changes to gearbox repairs and we also stock tyres for motorcycles.

Come to MB Autos car and van repair for the dependable, outstanding service you deserve.

Autofix Paisley
39 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.9 / 5

We are a genuine family run vehicle repair centre in Paisley. We specialize in all makes and models and have been established for over 20 years in the motor trade and in that time have built up an excellent reputation for service and reliability which we constantly strive to maintain.

The Car Clinic Glasgow
267 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We provide a friendly service within the Glasgow area. We offer value for money repairs completed to the highest possible standard, we will only fit quality well tested parts, we will shop around our suppliers to find the best possible price for the parts required. All our work is guaranteed and we offer fixed price servicing.

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
274 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West
PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5 ramp workshop with 4 service ramps and 1 dedicated MOT ramp for class 4,5 & 7 testing. We are equipped with latest technology, excellent infrastructural facilities and a team of professional mechanics to solve every automobile-related need. Our high standard premium garage features quality services and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to give you the service you deserve. We are able to work on all makes/models and repairs.

In short, we are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs from a simple oil change or MOT to a major head gasket replacement we have you covered!

We also are pleased to announce we offer a free collection/delivery service locally for our customers convenience

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Glasgow
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 Glasgow bookings

4.65

34 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Glasgow?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Glasgow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£135.02
BMW£139.38
Volkswagen£135.71
Ford£138.74
Vauxhall£143.50
Renault£131.88
Nissan£143.04

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/03/2020 and 04/06/2020.

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.

Get Your Diesel Particulate Filter cleaned with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

We work with a network of over 14,822 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deals for you.

To find the best Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning service available in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deal in your area, before booking the Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning online.

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter