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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Nottingham

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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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham (174 found)
Mp Automotive Ltd
268 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
4.9 / 5

We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and providing the best prices around.

We specialise in the servicing of all makes and models and also offer a collection and delivery service. Our Services include Servicing, MOTs, MOT Repairs, Bodywork repairs, Welding, Clutches, Diagnostics, Brakes, Tyres and much more...

In most cases we can collect and deliver from a place of home or work. Usually within a 5 mile radius

We look forward to providing you with a quote..!

KAM Servicing - Colwick
168 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx. 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. KAM Servicing - Colwick is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - Nottingham
591 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Nottingham is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Kam Servicing - Hucknall
84 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs. We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Hucknall is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, Full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

KAM Servicing - Beeston
320 Jobs Completed
Beeston
4.6 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Beeston is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

K&B Car Centre
94 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

Been in the motor trade for 20 years. Nvq level 2 & 3 and am also an MOT Tester. Excellent customer service skills having been involved in all aspects of garage work management etc. Very fare when it comes to pricing and also offer collect and deliver within a certain radius

Motor Wurks
265 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

Established in 2018, Motor Wurks is a family run business based in Derby which offers repairs and services to customers in the Derby area, however, we also offer a local mobile service.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality repairs at transparent and competitive prices, we understand how important it is that you are not surprised with any hidden costs. Our wealth of experience enables us to deliver you with honest advice and fantastic customer service.

All our parts are OE quality which come with a standard manufacturer warranty unless your preference is different, we can discuss this with you. With over 30 years experience we can carry out a range of repairs and services on variety of makes and models, we also have past experience working with Japanese Imports, premium vehicles and German makes and models.

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
492 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Kens Auto Spares Bulwell
52 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.9 / 5

We are best known for tow-bar fitting but over the last 6 years we have also started carrying out all manners of car repairs and servicing.

You can trust us to take care of your car and give you honest and reliable advice.
We aim to build a trust with our customers in the hope that they will continue to return to us and also recommend us to their friends and relatives. All you have to do is ask and we will deliver.

Repair My Car
159 Jobs Completed
Lenton (behind Showcase Cinema)
5.0 / 5

At Repair My Car, we provide:

High Quality Service for all car makes and models
Dealer Trained Technicians with over 30 Years Experience
Prices that are 50% Cheaper than Main Dealerships
Manufacturers Warranties are Unaffected
We are a Warranty Approved company
We have the latest Diagnostic Equipment and our Dealer Trained Technicians regularly complete up to date training courses – this means more accuracy, less time on the ramp and less inconvenience to you
Free 32 Point Health Checks – Just pop in at your convenience. No works completed without your authority
Only “OE” (original equipment ) parts used. Parts kept in stock to reduce wait times

We have a wide range of tyres in stock - competitive prices

We can accommodate Commercial and Fleet Vehicles and we are a 1 Link Partner

We also service Fleet Vehicles Independently, including:
The Children's Air Ambulance, Amptron Electrical Services, EPMS, Andrew Page, CMEC Demolition, Supreme Clean, to name but a few.

Halfords Autocentre Ilkeston
5 Job Completed
Ilkeston
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.

RPM Performance car / motorcycle
445 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
NOW OPEN FOR ALL UR TYRES NEW PART WORN/ BUDGET - TOP BRANDS
recovery service &; valeting / detaling service

Bridgeway Garage
274 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.8 / 5

Welcome to Bridgeway Garage, an independent car garage that specialises in repairing and serving Vauxhall cars.

Bridgeway Garage has been established in Bulwell in Nottingham for over thirty years, serving the local community. We strive to offer the highest level of vehicle servicing across the full Vauxhall range.

All MOT’s are carried out by experienced, industry trained, qualified mechanics and technicians who are capable of carrying out all tests.

All engine repairs, head gaskets, timing chains, gear boxes and engine rebuilds are catered for across all makes and models of car. This has given us a better understanding of every customer’s individual needs and requirements.

Bridgeway Garage is small but friendly and helpful. We welcome any enquiries concerning your Vauxhall.

While we specialise in Vauxhalls, we will happily apply our experience to any makes of vehicle.

KAM Servicing - Nuthall
266 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.6 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Nuthall is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service."

KAM Servicing - (Tamworth Road) Long Eaton
345 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.6 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Long Eaton (Tamworth Rd) is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Nottingham
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 Nottingham bookings

4.58

19 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Nottingham?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Nottingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£100.62
Mercedes£101.43
BMW£87.85
Audi£85.18
Ford£84.70
Peugeot£96.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 10/04/2020 and 09/07/2020.

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 15,151 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