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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 Oxford 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 Oxford (60 found)
AKI MOTORS LTD
273 Jobs Completed
ABINGDON
4.8 / 5

Our services include:

Batteries, alternators
brakes
Servicing
Steering and suspension
Diagnostics
Exhaust supply and fitment
Clutches and Gearboxes
Locking wheel nut removal service
Vehicle health checks
Cam belts
MOT's arranged

The list goes on...

Rapid fix mobile mechanic
3 Job Completed
Oxfordshire
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, in and around Oxford area happy to help with any mechanical faults please get in touch

D&A Autos
37 Jobs Completed
Witney
4.8 / 5

D&A Autos of Witney offer an independent personal service backed up by over 40 years experience. Although we are well known as Volvo specialists within the Oxford/Witney area, we also deal with all other makes of cars. Offering a full service from MOT/Repairs to selling carefully selected used cars.

Our staff are hand picked and are also fully skilled. We feel we can offer you a service that is not only personal but highly skillful and professional. We have a good modern workshop with 4 bays fitted out by ourselves, and have daily deliveries from most franchises to cater for all makes. We also carry out diagnostic work and specialist work for other garages in the Witney/Oxford area and welcome trade enquiries.

AJH Vehicle Repairs
201 Jobs Completed
Didcot
4.7 / 5

Established in 2016, we are a relatively new, independent company with a wealth of experience in car servicing and car repairs. Our professional mechanics are trained to NVQ Level 3 with more than 50 years of experience in the motor trade, and can fix any car problem on any make or model of vehicle. We are focused on providing Didcot residents with efficient and reliable garage services, including car servicing packages, annual MOT testing and accurate vehicle diagnostics with modern equipment. Our aim is to deliver outstanding garage services at affordable prices, with a 12-month insurance guarantee for labour and parts.

Here is what Didcot motorists can expect from us:

• Free estimates for our garage services, including car repairs
• Friendly, family-run business dedicated to serving domestic clients
• Emergency call-outs and mobile repairs available in the local area
• Experienced mechanics that are fully-insured to carry out car repairs
• Competitive prices for car servicing and vehicle diagnostics

Lewis Motors (Oxford) LTD
19 Jobs Completed
Kidlington
5.0 / 5

We are a family run, independent garage located in Langford Lane Kidlington.
We service and repair all makes and models of cars and commercial vehicles.
We offer Mots in class 4,5 and 7 vehicles. We pride ourselves in offering an honest, reliable and great value services.

Johnsons Hyundai - Oxford
2 Job Completed
Oxford
4.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

Quarry Motoring Centre
5 Job Completed
Headington
5.0 / 5

Quarry Motoring Centre is a well-established family run business which has been around since 1965. With over 50 years of experience within the motor industry, we offer customers a very comprehensive list of services from repairs and maintenance work through to tyres, MOT’s and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. We price competitively and our work is backed by the RMI for your peace of mind.

We employ a team of 5 technicians, including 3 MOT testers and 1 tyre fitter, so we are more than capable of getting your vehicle road worthy ASAP.

Didcot Auto Centre
49 Jobs Completed
Didcot
3.3 / 5

"Didcot Auto Centre was established 5 years ago in our modern 4880 sqft premises. We provide car servicing, repairs and MOT testing. Over the years we have specialised in BMW and Mercedes but are able to handle any make of vehicle Are you tired of paying expensive dealer service and maintenance prices? We can now give you the same warranty as your dealer but save you the expense."

HiQ Abingdon
1 Job Completed
Abingdon
5.0 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, HiQ Abingdon can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can reduce your servicing costs without compromising your warranty. Our Warranty Approved Servicing is carried out by highly trained technicians using parts and lubricants that match those specified as Original Equipment. This ensures compliance with the Manufacturers Warranty, so the only difference you'll notice is in your wallet.

As well as great value for money, you can expect a thorough and fair service. At HiQ Abingdon we use a traffic light system in our servicing, which outlines what work needs doing, and how urgently it needs to be done. When a green light is ticked on your servicing report, the job has been auctioned and the problem is visually ok. If the amber light it ticked, we suggest that you take action when you can. If the red light is ticked the problem requires urgent action and we would highly recommend that the problem is rectified as soon as possible. An MOT test checks that vehicles meet the road safety and environmental standards required by law. All cars over 3 years old require an MOT test every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road fund license. You can have an MOT test completed up to one month before the expiry of your current MOT without affecting your annual expiry date. You can find the earliest date to MOT your vehicle on the front of your last pass certificate. And don't forget to bring your Vehicle Registration Document (V5) with you on the day of the test.

As tyre experts, we think it's only right to share our in-depth experience with our customers. That's why we've collected a few tyre tips for you. By following the advice below, you'll find that your tyres will go much further, saving you time and money along the way. Make sure your tyres are always at the correct pressure - refer to your car handbook for more information. Check your tyres regularly for any obvious signs of under-inflation, wear, cuts and bulges in the sidewalls, plus remove any stones or other foreign objects trapped in the tread grooves. Have the steering alignment checked if front tyres show signs of excessive or uneven wear. Have front wheels and tyres balanced if there are signs of vibration, wheel wobble or patchy tyre wear. Drive with consideration for your tyres by avoiding harsh braking, fierce acceleration and fast cornering. If you're in doubt about your tyres, don't worry. Just call in to see us and ask for your free, no-obligation tyre check.

SPL Automotive Oxford
1 Job Completed
Oxford
5.0 / 5

We are a local Oxford based mobile car servicing, repairs, & recovery specialist. Offering the highest quality mobile service at a reasonable price. We use the latest computer aided diagnostic software to help diagnose issues with your car. Full workshop facilities based right here in Cowley, Oxford.

Halfords Autocentre Oxford
Member since 28 April 2020
Oxford

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.

Hartwell Ford Kidlington
Member since 08 September 2015
Kidlington

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at Hartwell Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.

Hartwell Ford Abingdon
Member since 28 July 2016
Abingdon

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at Hartwell Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.

Ridgeway Select Oxford
Member since 28 August 2015
Oxford

Ridgeway Select specialises in providing an unrivalled choice of hand-picked quality used cars, competitive prices and outstanding customer care.
Buying a car through one of our 5 Ridgeway Select sites also gives you peace-of-mind that our cars are supplied by one of the UK’s leading dealer groups.

We do more than just sell cars, we look after them too!

A service at Ridgeway Select includes:

• Oil & Filter: Drain oil and replace filter
• Check and correct; coolant, washer fluid, brake fluid
• Check battery condition
• Full brake inspection

You will also receive a complimentary online video of the inspection from our award winning Workshop Window programme. Workshop Window is a transparent process which aims to give you peace of mind that your vehicle is being cared for in the right hands with great value for money. Through Workshop Window our Trained Technicians will perform a routine safety check on your vehicle and email you a video of the check, showing you exactly what work is required, if any. It’s as simple as that! You see what we see.

Reasons why your vehicle should be serviced at Ridgeway Select:

• We will price match any like-for-like quote within 20 miles
• Collection & Delivery of your car^
• No further work carried out without your consent.
• We only use Genuine Parts for your vehicle
• Book an appointment at a time of day to suit you
• All vehicles receive a complimentary wash and vacuum



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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Oxford
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.

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