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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Ormskirk

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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 Ormskirk 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 Ormskirk (10 found)
Mobile Mechanic / DPF Doctor (Work or Home We Come To You)
321 Jobs Completed
Skelmersdale
4.5 / 5

Mobile Mechanic / DPF Doctor (Work or Home We Come To You) uses a innovative machine to clean all your engine components, including EGR/DPF and Piston Chambers, we also carry out annual services any other repair work thats needed we can come to you or we can collect your vehicle and return when its completed.

We also offer Custom Remaps for performance or economy also removing DPF/EGR Valves

Mount Garages(Liverpool)Limited
13 Job Completed
Melling
5.0 / 5

Established in 1994, our staff at Mount Garages are experts in delivering an exceptional service. Our modern workshop is fitted with all the latest equipment for repairs and diagnostics and our highly experienced mechanics are here to deliver you with reliable quality labour.

Our 24hr forecourt accommodates deliveries 24/7 allowing you to drop your vehicle off when it suits you. We have a customer waiting area where you can enjoy some complimentary WiFi and hot beverages. We also have a Londis convenience store if you need to stock up on some essentials! With a history of servicing and maintaining private and fleet vehicles, our mechanics provide the same level of professionalism to any work that comes through our door. We are proud to have been assssed and achieved certification to the AA CERTIFIED GARAGE SCHEME this ensures you receive customer transparency, quality of work, customer confidence and provides additional reassurance by ensuring that Alternative Dispute Resolution is offered.

Premier Tyres and Auto Care
Member since 31 July 2018
Skelmersdale

"Premier Tyres and Auto Care offer a wide range of garage services to the Ormskirk and Skelmersdale area, including servicing and repairs on all makes. We can also offer brakes, suspension, cam belts and exhausts. We specialise in providing tyres and have hundreds of part-worn tyres in stock. We also have many top line and budget tyres meaning that we have a tyre for any budget. We are Volkswagen Audio group specialists."please look at our feedback on the good garage scheme website. we pride ourselves on quality parts and workmanship and completing a job to the highest standard.

Skemtyres&autocare
Member since 14 August 2019
Skelmesdale

skem tyres & auto care we specialise in services brakes clutches suspension diagnostics exhausts part worn tyres and brand new tyres of all the top brands plus we offer a recovery service and vehicle transport plus to are customers who’s car needs work but can’t get it to the garage we will collect the car free of charge and do a free quote

KSL Garage Services Ltd
Member since 27 January 2014
Kirby

"KSL Garage Services Ltd
Established in 1994 our primary focus has been and always will be customer satisfaction.

Based in Simonswood on the borders of Merseyside and West Lancashire, KSL Garage Services has grown from a 1 man and his dog operation,
to today employing a team of 8 full time professional and dedicated staff.

From our MOT testers and service technicians to our parts department and body shop staff, we are all focused on simply Doing The Job Right.

We firmly believe pound for pound the service we offer is second to none."

Skelmersdale Tyre Services
Member since 17 August 2016
Glebe Road Skelmersdale

Welcome to Skelmersdale Tyre Services we are an independent business based in Skelmersdale dedicated to providing most of the motorist needs and have been established for over 20 years.
We are TYRE EXPERTS and can supply and fit all well known makes of tyres at very competitive prices. We have an extensive range of tyres at low prices and from time to time we have special offers.
We provide first class service for the motorist and are well equipped with the latest Facilities. We are also an appointed MOT testing station.

We are a member of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and an appointed TYREXPERT with the Viking International Group.

Wright K J
Member since 17 August 2016
Skelmersdale

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Auto Safety Centre Ormskirk
Member since 02 September 2011
Ormskirk

"Auto Safety Centre Ormskirk offers a wide range of garage services including 4 wheel alignment, tyres, servicing to all makes and models, diagnostics, MOTs, exhausts, brakes, clutches, batteries and air conditioning."

Burscough Garage
Member since 02 September 2011
Ormskirk

"Burscough Garage are experts in motor repair including tyres, car servicing, exhausts, brakes and air-con. We're open 6 days a week, from 8.00am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am-1pm on Saturday. We have over 17 years experience, most of our business is by recommendation. We offer a fast and friendly service, please choose us for all your motoring needs."

Swifts Garage
Member since 02 September 2011
Burscough

"Swifts Garage is a local business based in Burscough offering a wide range of garage services for all makes and models. Our services include MOTs, servicing, clutches, brakes, exhausts, diagnostics and recovery. We are open Weekdays 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-12.30pm. We can also offer home/work collection and delivery."

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Ormskirk
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 Ormskirk bookings

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Ormskirk?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Ormskirk
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£162.98
Mercedes£148.27
Peugeot£164.18
BMW£149.17
Ford£151.31
Audi£176.67
Nissan£178.29
Volkswagen£185.58

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/04/2020 and 04/07/2020.

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 15,133 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deals for you.

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  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