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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 Leicester 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 Leicester (117 found)
A J MOT and Auto Repairs
176 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Aylestone, Leicester.

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester.

Located at 10 Lutterworth Road, , we are ideally based to serve local Aylestone and the surrounding areas in Leicester, undertaking all types of Car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT, and Tyre's, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

East Midlands Auto
424 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after
'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dealer Prices.

Timing belts - clutches - exhausts - servicing - repairs - diagnostics

Registered by the good garage scheme

V.A.G service & diagnostic specialists

Rest assured of a very warm welcome, expert advice & value for money.

SK Autos Ltd
103 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.1 / 5

At SK Autos we are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop covering all makes/models & repairs.

We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
1131 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

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The Motor Company PPS Ltd
181 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.3 / 5

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STL Service Centre
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.6 / 5

If you want your car to be looked after by highly experienced mechanics you can trust then choose the STL Service Centre—Leicester’s leading garage for more than 25 years.

Our professional team of friendly mechanics are renowned for the high-quality car maintenance they deliver every time. To find out more about how we can help you, call us now onorOr contact us here.

WHY CHOOSE THE STL SERVICE CENTRE?
Besides providing outstanding service and expert advice at great prices, the STL Service Centre offers:

Car servicing
Car repairs
Tyre replacement
MOTs from £35
CAR MAINTENANCE YOU CAN TRUST
For the past five years, the team at STL have been members of the Good Garage Scheme, which requires us to adhere to a strict code of conduct. This helps us to provide superior car maintenance services and gives our customers the peace of mind that they will always receive high quality work from our expert team.

Duke Street Motors
126 Jobs Completed
Loughborough
4.3 / 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.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Leicester
379 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Leicester and its surrounding areas.

Walkers Tyres Leicester (Syston) Team Protyre
6 Job Completed
Leciester
5.0 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Melton Road, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist including undertaking and fitting tyres for all the leading manufacturers including, Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Falken and GT Radial. Daz and his team will keep you motoring. The centre also fits and replaces brakes, batteries, exhausts and is pleased to work on suspensions. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Tigers Way)
15 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.0 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Woodgate)
11 Job Completed
Leicester
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.

Mike Smith Cars
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

We are a family business near the centre of Leicester that have been trading within the city for 30 years, we are more than happy to help you and your family with your motor vehicles and offer very competetive prices for all matter of jobs, please contact us for a quotation.

Marshall Honda Mountsorrel (North Leicester)
19 Jobs Completed
Mountsorrell
3.0 / 5

Honda Mountsorrel is part of the Marshall Motor Group which is the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK, servicing and repairing all vehicle makes and models to the highest possible standard at pricing you will be pleasantly surprised at..
Marshall recommend the use of genuine parts to fix your car and every technician is manufacturer trained so you can be sure your vehicle is in safe hands with the highest quality replacement parts used.
When using Marshall we offer a range of services such as a replacement car, a collect and deliver service or for smaller repairs and serving you can chose to relax in the full equipped lounge areas.

Midlands Car and Commercials Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We want to be the auto maintenance and repair facility you turn to for all your automotive needs. For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly.

We want nothing more than to keep you and your vehicle safe and on the road.
Whether you own an import, a domestic, or a high performance exotic car, we’re the place to take your car for scheduled maintenance, extended warranty work, crucial technical repairs, or even a simple oil change.

The Mobile Garage People
11 Jobs Completed
Syston
4.8 / 5

The Mobile Garage People offer a unique mobile mechanic service across Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby. We come directly to your car or van when it needs an MOT, repairing or servicing.Inconvenient and time consuming garage appointments for car servicing and repairs are a thing of the past with our specialist service, which will save you both time and money. We're a garage on the move and can bring all the attributes of your local garage directly to you without you having to take important time off work or make alternative arrangements to get to a garage. We have qualified mobile mechanics and mobile auto electricians who will come equipped with all the necessary tools to perform expert vehicle breakdown repairs wherever you may be whether that's at home, at work or at the side of a road.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Leicester
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 Leicester bookings

4.09

11 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Leicester?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Leicester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£143.14
Ford£133.80
Mercedes£136.00
Audi£140.00
Vauxhall£130.00
Volkswagen£140.83

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2020 and 28/09/2020.

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