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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 (1,783 found)
Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
226 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.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

London Autocare LTD
127 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.7 / 5

Ower 10 years experience
Accident Repairs
Engine rebuilds
Clutches
Gearbox reconditioning
Brakes
Services
ECU Remapp and programming
Tyres

Autotech Ltd
562 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.8 / 5

With more than 10 years’ experience, you can rest assured if your vehicle has a problem or requires a repair, we can fix it.

We bring together a group of dedicated and highly qualified experts who aim to deliver one simple thing: excellent vehicle repairs that you can rely on. We also have the relevant skills and qualifications to carry out MOT’s on Hybrid vehicles.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2208 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Tjkane auto mechanic
4 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

General car repairs service mot work diagnostic check can do mobile but also have small workshop all mechanical work undertaken

RSH Performance.
98 Jobs Completed
Perivale, Greenford
5.0 / 5

RSH Performancehave been established in the Ford sense for over 10 years and offer a huge range of services for all makes of vehicle’s, specialising in performance Fords - from standard vehicle servicing to high performance tuning and big spec engine building. We are a company with the experience, knowledge, equipment and mainly a passion to provide you with the service and knowledge you would expect from a company that feels the same way you do about your car.

Please feel free to take advantage of our free friendly advice and experience by either popping along to our fully equipped work shop or just give us a call, we don’t bite.

T&M AutoCare London
352 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in brent for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at T&M AutoCare London. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.
Memberships

G1 Autocentre Ltd
52 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
3.8 / 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
We cover Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Wimbledon, Balham and Croydon

Advanced Service Centre LTD
27 Jobs Completed
grays essex
4.4 / 5

Here at Advanced Service Centre we have a grate team of highly trained experienced technicians working in a small business environment making your experience with us count, We thrive to exceed your previous garage experiences and be your dealer alternative for the road ahead. Specialising in the diagnosis of any problem with your motor vehicle. We have the very latest diagnostics equipment and tracking equipment to ensure accurate results every time. We are a privately run business which acts with a friendly but professional attitude. Our modern workshop features the latest in diagnostic equipment along with the tools for practically any job.

All Fords LTD
1160 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ETC

All Fords LTD specialises in servicing and repairing. We offer MOTs, car servicing, car repairs, brakes, batteries, tyres, diagnostics.
Our garage offers major savings of up to 50% on main dealer prices for car servicing and repairs, with discounted MOTs available, free re-tests and out-of-hours servicing available on request. We also offer servicing on a Saturday.
We offer Mot’s on cars, Vans and minibuses
We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of services and customer care. Our many regular customers appreciate the fact that we are a family-run garage that puts customers’ needs first.
Our garage offers a comfortable customer waiting area and a MOT viewing bay.
We have a team of highly qualified mechanics and offer services for all makes and models.

Best Motors Coachworks LTD
41 Jobs Completed
london
4.7 / 5

We at Best Motors service centre have been providing our customers and the general public our superb service each and every time for 25+ years. We are a officially VAT registered Mercedes Benz garage.
We are open from 8.30 to 6 on weekdays and on Saturday from 8.30 to 2.
We undertake all jobs for all cars at all ages, our elite team will attend to all your cars needs from mechanical to electrical to MOTS.

Chamberlains Garage Ltd
44 Jobs Completed
New Malden
3.7 / 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
We cover New Malden, Kingston, Chessington and Wimbledon.

The MOT Centre
83 Jobs Completed
Piner
4.4 / 5

Based in Hatch End, The MOT Centre has a team of expert mechanics on hand to deal with all your car repair requirments. Our repair service uses the most up to date tools and equipment to repair any make and model of car.

We keep most a range of parts in stock, or parts can be delivered within the hour by one of our suppliers, so most work can be done while you wait. We can undertake insurance work and also offer sub-contracted work.

Quantum Garage
24 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Servicing and repairing cars for customers in Barnet and surrounding areas for over 12 years, Quantum Garage has a team of professionals with a combined experience of 60 years. We are always happy to provide our customers with efficient, friendly and professional service. We have affordable prices, offer same day repairs and free local pickup.
We look forward to welcoming you.

London Motor Sports Ltd
355 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

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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

4.61

106 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£189.54
BMW£187.55
Vauxhall£194.34
Ford£192.34
Volkswagen£192.78
Nissan£182.65
Audi£183.78
Peugeot£191.54
Citroen£178.41
Renault£186.52
Toyota£175.57
Volvo£190.64

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/05/2020 and 12/08/2020.

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.

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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