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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Ilford

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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 Ilford 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 Ilford (204 found)
Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
50 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.9 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mobile car service. All makes and models consider, Ford,Vauxhall,BMW,Audi. My company has good reviews on Google and other platforms I'm honest and trustworthy

St Anthonys Motors
786 Jobs Completed
london
4.4 / 5

"Are you using your local and trusted garage services? Friendly and professional service Consultations and expert advice Qualified mechanics Latest diagnostic equipment Car diagnostics Car servicing and body repairs MOT's arranged Insurance accident damage German Car Specialists Very competitive prices Collection and delivery available in the local areaThroughout all our vehicle servicing and repairs, there are no hidden charges and you will be given honest advice on the best way to return your car to a roadworthy state."

TVMPL
134 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

SN Autohaus Hainault
208 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.6 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, SN Autohaus Hainault can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can reduce your servicing costs without compromising your warranty. Our Warranty Approved Servicing is carried out by highly trained technicians using parts and lubricants that match those specified as Original Equipment which ensures compliance with the Manufacturers Warranty, so the only difference you'll notice is in your wallet.

As well as great value for money, you can expect a thorough and fair service. We will not carry out any work without your consent, priding ourselves on the quality of work undertaken within our workshop. We do not fear our competition as we know what our quality and service is worth. We invite our customers to come and inspect what we do with no hesitation as we have nothing to hide.

Majestic Service Centre
203 Jobs Completed
Dockyard Industrial Estate
4.0 / 5

Hi there! We are an independent garage run out of South East London. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and can assure you a seamless experience when working with us. We are professionals specializing in Brakes, Batteries, Exhausts, Air-Cons, Services, Tyres, Wheel Balancing, Wheel Alignment and much more. We are very excited to see how we can help!

Pauls Mechanics
222 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

Big LPG Automotive Service
289 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.8 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers.

We are a small team with decades of collective experience and are willing to collect and deliver within a 50 mile radius. We do a wide variety of work but specialize in ADAS Calibration, LPG Conversion, Gearbox Repairs and Wheel Alignment.

As part of our commitment to excellent customer satisfaction, we will also provide warranties on all labour work and parts.

So call us today for all your vehicle maintenance and repair requirements, we look forward to hearing more from you!

Onur Prestige Motors
111 Jobs Completed
Leyton
5.0 / 5

Onur Prestige Motors are your local independent garage based in Leyton. We have been established since 2012 and is ran by a small close-knit team of 3 technicians, with over 30 years of experience in the motor industry. We carry out all types of mechanical repairs and servicing, on all makes and models of vehicles.

Our specialities lie in performing thorough in depth diagnostic work and we hold a National Diploma in Motorsport Engineering too. We have a great passion for what we do and are members of the Good Garage Scheme and our work is back by the R.M.I / I.M.I, which should give you peace of mind when faced with the difficult task of choosing a garage to carry out your work.

Redline Garage Ltd
126 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer receives an exceptional experience. Having access to fantastic diagnostic software allows us to identify any faults swiftly which assists us in getting you back on the road promptly. Being a mechanical and performance specialist means we cover a wide range of services including clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, MOTs, servicing, Hybrid repairs and dual clutch transmissions and much more.

Our garage is well-equipped, so we can accommodate light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles in addition to a variety of makes and models. We have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments from a local store nearby. Conveniently situated near bus routes and Upney Station means you can still go about your day to day activities. All our parts are OE quality and all come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Best MOT
131 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
4.3 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Walthamstow, Greater London, look no further than Best MOTS, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Engine Diagnostics and Car Repairs in Walthamstow, Greater London.

Established in 2005, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Walthamstow, Greater London.

Located at 79-80 Yellow Arch, Rosebank Road, we are ideally based to serve the local Walthamstow, Greater London community, undertaking all types of car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

The Car Doctors UK
12 Jobs Completed
Ilford
5.0 / 5

The Car Doctors UK are a local, independent, family run business based in Hainault. We take great pride in being able to offer our customers a comprehensive range of mechanical services with a very personalised service, ensuring each and every customer that walks through our doors, leaves here satisfied.

Our highly trained team provide a range of services ensuring a premium level of customer satisfaction.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This allows us the freedom and flexibility to offer the best deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, allowing us to be viable, attractive and a cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. We provide cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We adhere to a very strict code of conduct as approved by Training Standards, as well as being backed by the Retail Motor Industry.

We provide a 12 month parts and labour warranty on all supplied and fitted parts, and can also offer you a FREE collection and delivery service within 2 miles of our garage.

Goldline Garage Services Ltd
145 Jobs Completed
Manor Park
4.7 / 5

Our garage in Ilford is run with a lot of love and care as it’s run by people who live in the local community. We’ll give your vehicle the TLC it needs and can guarantee high standards of customer care. We have been working in our business for over 15 years which makes our working approach unique. We work as a team and are all highly skilled mechanics. We offer different services, MOTs and repairs TYRE CHANGE
WHEEL ALIGNMENT and want to reassure you that you'll be receiving quality work. We also aim to provide realistic, affordable prices that won't break your bank balance and that's why we're upfront and can give you an estimate on request.

HiQ Tyres & Autocare East Ham
222 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.2 / 5

Every HiQ Centre in our network is driven to deliver 'fast fit you can be sure of' by taking the uncertainty and stress out of your fast fit car care experience. All of our HiQ centres are operated by a local team of trustworthy experts that you can count on each and every time. A team who will only ever sell you what you need and only ask you to pay what they quote.

We hope that by providing such a professional and comprehensive service, our HiQ franchisees create positive word of mouth that spreads, not just to their customers immediate friends and family, but to the whole community.

With over 125 centres in our franchise network and in excess of 200 online partners you’re bound to find a friendly member of the HiQ network near you.

M.R. Motor Services Ltd
71 Jobs Completed
London
3.8 / 5

"We offer a full range of car services and cater for all makes and models including light commercial vehicles on a While-U-Wait service . Our staff are experienced and trained technicians. We pride ourselves in good old fashioned customer care and service. Experts in Tyres and Exhaust replacement services, we have over 2500 tyres and over 10,000 exhaust units in stock at anytime and can offer an off the shelve service for these products. "

GNR Motors Ltd.
63 Jobs Completed
Leytonstone
3.7 / 5

GNR Motors, for all your Servicing needs. All General Repairs and MOTs carried out.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Ilford
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 Ilford bookings

4.65

23 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Ilford?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Ilford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£203.61
BMW£196.06
Vauxhall£206.15
Ford£200.22
Volkswagen£200.38
Nissan£183.03
Audi£220.77
Peugeot£180.37
Citroen£177.46
Renault£205.79

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/04/2020 and 13/07/2020.

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.

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 15,160 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