Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Newcastle upon Tyne

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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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne (297 found)
Duffys Motors
892 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

Bonello Auto Services Ltd T/A Redline Automotive
5 Job Completed
Byker
5.0 / 5

Bonello Auto Services have been established since 1999 and are an independent family run business.The main site is located on Stepney Bank Newcastle Upon Tyne and the MOT test station and Service Centre on Coquet Street Newcastle Upon Tyne.We offer all aspects of car repair,service and maintenance. We are extremely proud of the fact that our core customers have been coming to us for years as they would not go anywhere else. We offer fixed price and try and keep our customers updated at all times.Our courtesy cars are free and we also give free estimates.We are also a member of the RMI, Trust My Garage and Eurorepar.

RK Autocare Ltd
105 Jobs Completed
Newcastle Upon Tyne
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business that has been in the trade for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. It is so easy in this day and age to get "cheaper parts on ebay" but we don't agree with the quality of these parts and wouldn't trust them on our customers cars. We would obviously fit them at your request but never without your consent. We want you as a customer to tell everyone how good we are, not how bad we are. Customer advertising is the best kind possible.

Halfords Autocentre Newcastle (Byker)
26 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.

Newcastle Garage Services Brunswick
74 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

At Newcastle garage services are values.
we treat your vehicle with care and always fit protective seat covers.
Ensure your vehicle inspected by our trained technician.
All work will be quoted for before any repairs are carried out.
we will always keep you informed of any delays or complications.
We will also keep all old parts taken off your car for inspection if you so wish.

At Newcastle garage services we offer a full range of repairs
mots class four and class seven
full range of servicing
All repairs undertaken
We have tyre fitting equipment
We have the latest diagnostic equipment

At Newcastle garage services all our work is covered by our warranty
12 months or 12,000 miles on parts and labour

Halfords Autocentre Newcastle (Scotswood)
14 Job Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.

Halfords Autocentre Washington
13 Jobs Completed
Washington
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.

Halfords Autocentre South Shields
18 Jobs Completed
South Shields
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.

Charlotte Street Garage
18 Jobs Completed
Stanley
5.0 / 5

We are one of the leading independent vehicle repair, servicing & MOT testing centres in the area. As a registered member of the Good Garage Scheme, we are dedicated to providing excellent workmanship without compromising value for money.Our team of knowledgeable, experienced and professionally trained technicians offer a friendly and courteous service supported by state of the art equipment, ensuring your vehicle is in the best possible hands. Our facilities include servicing, MOT, brakes, batteries, exhausts, tyres, shock absorbers, suspension and all aspects of mechanical repair to your cars engine. We also have a on site body shop, that covers insurance jobs to miner dents in the body of your car.

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
84 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Fairfield, Stockton, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street.
We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Air Conditioning, Repairs and more.

GC Autos LTD
519 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mitsubishi. With over 40 years of combined experience within all aspects of the motor industry, you will receive the best customer care and honest, professional advice.

Our well-equipped workshop also allows us to offer repairs and services on light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles. The garage itself is conveniently located near the metro station and is also near local bus stops, however, we also offer a free collection and delivery service for those customers within a 5-mile radius.

All our parts are sourced from a reputable supplier and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, giving you peace of mind. We have a comfortable customer waiting area where you can enjoy some refreshments while you wait for your vehicle.

Autobar Car Service Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-Street
2.5 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional service for all your motoring needs at a fair and affordable price, using Bosch and Original Equipment quality parts. Our garages are fully equipped with modern, innovative diagnostic systems for quick and accurate trouble-shooting.
We are audited by, and accredited to the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) to guarantee that we maintain the high standards set by Bosch.
You can rely on us for fast, expert and affordable vehicle servicing and repair work. For everything your car needs.

City Auto Solutions
148 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
2.8 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we first opened our doors back in 2009. The company team will ensure that your vehicle receives the best possible care whilst in our workshop.

We employ 6 technicians, each with their own area of expertise within this industry, and who have many years of experience between them. To keep your vehicle in its top condition, we use good quality manufacturer specification parts. This also means that should your vehicle be under any warranties, they will remain intact. We also supply the new air con gas R1234YF as well as the old R1348 gas and are RAC approved to carry out their repair work on breakdowns.

To help ease transportation issues, we can offer you a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 6 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Martin Brothers Motor Company
79 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.6 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been recognised for this sweeping up 5 national awards this year alone.

Our modern 11 ramp garage offers all services under one roof along with fully qualified level 3 technicians and master technicians so your car is sure to be in the best possible hands.

Our clean and comfortable waiting areas have wifi access and complimentary beverages. They are also fitted with monitors so you can see your vehicle being worked on. ( no waiting during pandemic)

As a company we aim to make life as easy as possible for our customers with the least impact when you are with out your vehicle. We offer complimentary courtesy cars payment plans, mobile services and recovery services too.

Backworth MOT & Service Centre
26 Jobs Completed
Backworth
5.0 / 5

As a small independent business with over 50 years of collective experience in the motor trade we are dedicated to providing you with an excellent, top quality service and outstanding value for money.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer free and impartial honest advice. We always want you to have a full understanding of what is required for your car and we will never carry out any unauthorised work leaving surprised or disappointed faces.

We have recently relocated our garage repair business into a brand new, purpose built building comprising of two MOT test lanes and a dedicated repair ramp and have invested in some of the latest Diagnostic equipment so you can be sure your car is left in some very capable hands.

Over the years our broad customer base and indeed a lot of our business has been built through word of mouth, which we like to think speaks for itself - In fact we have several customers who have moved out of the area and still return for their annual service and MOT !

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Newcastle upon Tyne
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 Newcastle upon Tyne bookings

4.64

11 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Newcastle upon Tyne?

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 Newcastle upon Tyne for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Newcastle upon Tyne
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£144.93
Nissan£172.20
Audi£160.88

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter