Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in London

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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 London 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 London (1,864 found)
Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
3205 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided: -- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements -- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

RedStar-Workshop Ltd
36 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.9 / 5

Dear Future Customers, we are REDSTAR-WORKSHOP, garage based in Stone, Dartford. We do offer wide range of services such as: tyre shop, tyre fitting and balancing,

Wimbledon Autocentre
712 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.6 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

PKB Motor Company
149 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.7 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Halfords Autocentre Barking
81 Jobs Completed
Barking
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 f

Ade Auto Repairs
2601 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
368 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.

George mobile/garage mechanic
180 Jobs Completed
london
4.9 / 5

My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mechanic for more than 15 years. I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of auto repair issues from

22Motors
39 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.3 / 5

Accident Repair Specialist? ▪️PPF Suntek Approved ▫️Dents & Scuffs ▪️Paint Correction ▫️Alloy Refurbishment

Leonardo auto center
213 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

M K AUTOS
32 Jobs Completed
Haringey
4.9 / 5

M K AUTOS is a family run vehicle repair workshop located in Haringey. We Undertake all repairs to vehicles from MOT, Servicing, Brakes, Suspension, Diagnostics etc. We a

MPD Evolution Ltd
429 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
4.8 / 5

MPD Evolution was formed in 2017 by three car enthusiasts who saw the potential in helping motorists achieve the best performance from their cars and vans. Everybody wash

LEVOFIX LTD
282 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 15 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy

Motor vision group
4 Job Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

At Motor Vision Group we are commited to providing complete vehicle services by offering all motoring needs, we offer 365 days 24HR recovery and Roadside assistance or ga

Halfords Autocentre Southfields London
111 Jobs Completed
Southfields
4.2 / 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 f

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in London
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 London bookings

4.40

139 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in London?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£209.87
Vauxhall£193.67
BMW£204.42
Audi£194.40
Volkswagen£199.15
Ford£211.78
Citroen£202.46
Nissan£219.18
Toyota£180.65
Volvo£206.08

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/09/2021 and 04/12/2021.

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.

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.

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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