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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Penicuik

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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 Penicuik 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 Penicuik (20 found)
E-Vehicles
63 Jobs Completed
EDINBURGH
4.9 / 5

At E-Vehicles we offer car repairs in and around Livingston and Edinburgh including Broxburn and Bathgate.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service possible and our aim is to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

We use new OE quality parts that are competitively priced to give you the best value for money, We are happy to price match parts with any local supplier to us, therefore, you will always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs.

We use all the latest diagnostics equipment including Bosch, Delphi, Autel, Launch so we can diagnose 99% of vehicle faults including Airbag, ABS, Engine Management, TPS, PDC, DPF regeneration etc.

As well as carrying out the more common repairs types such as Suspension, Brakes Discs/Pads Clutches, Timing Belts, Mot Preparation, Servicing, Transmission Servicing, Tyres (New & Part Worn) we also do Electrical and all Bodywork including accident Damage, spray painting, panel beating, Dents Scratches Smart repairs and full car Restorations.

We do offer a Mobile Service on the small and quick jobs but would prefer to do it quicker by completing it on our fully kitted workshop on our Car Lifts.

If you are looking for an MOT then we can get your car tested at our Neighbouring MOT Station for £40 with No retest fee. I know you can get an MOT for £25 but in our opinion 90% of the time that means its a guaranteed fail and you will have to go back and pay the £15 retest fee and pay the expensive prices for the work to be carried out. Our neighbouring VOSA approved MOT tester will only fail your vehicle where the vehicle is not in a safe and satisfactory condition and because we will carry out any work required the MOT tester will not gain anything by failing your car. On the other hand if any work is required then the MOT tester will check our work to make sure its been done correctly. Its a win win situation for you.

We repair and service all makes and models and can get parts delivered to us within a couple of hours saving you the hassle.

If you live within 10 miles of us, we will collect and deliver your car completely free of charge saving you the time and hassle. If however, you want to watch and see what we are doing we have no objections if you come along.

We also work flexible hours in order to satisfy our customers’ needs and requests. !
We are here to make you our customers happy and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

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McLennans Garage
34 Jobs Completed
Loanhead
5.0 / 5

"Established in 1992, McLennans Garage is a family-run, independent garage located in Loanhead near Edinburgh.Over the 20 years we have been in existance our main focus has always been to deliver a quality service at competitive rates for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service. As part of our code of quality we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association as well as The Good Garage Scheme. McLennans Garage is well established and has a large customer base encompassing both private cars and business fleets. At any time whilst we are carrying out work, a member of staff is always available to explain costs, procedures and timescales. All makes of vehicles are welcome. "

Macklin Motors Hyundai Edinburgh West
Member since 18 January 2017
EDINBURGH

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.

Evans Halshaw Peugeot Edinburgh
Member since 09 March 2014
Edinburgh

Evans Halshaw Peugeot Edinburgh

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Edinburgh
Member since 30 October 2013
Edinburgh

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Edinburgh

AVW Autocentre Ltd
Member since 06 January 2012
Edinburgh

"AVW autocentre was set up by Alan Watson and Keith Main. With over 26 yearsexperience in the motor industry they have the knowledge and experience tomaintain and repair your vehicle to the highest of standards .Alan - began his career in the Motor Trade by serving a City and Guildsapprenticeship at one of Europe's largest used car dealers.The site also held a Nissan franchise and Alan completed his apprenticeshipwith a broad knowledge of many vehicles.On gaining his qualifications Alan was soon asked to work for Audi andquickly progressed through the Audi Training Academy tohold the position of Master Technician. He worked there for seven years.Alan is a registered member of the IMI Institute of Motor Industry and anaccredited ATA Automotive Technician.Keith - began his career in the motor industry by serving an SVQ apprenticeshipat a small local garage, then moving on to a large motor group in Edinburgh where he gained a lot of experience on all makes and models of vehicles . In 2002, Keith went to work for an Audi dealership in Edinburgh where heprogressed to Senior Technician, completing factory training courses rangingfrom electrical diagnostics to R8 licence training."

Penicuik Motor Company
Member since 28 October 2011
Penicuik

"We provide the one stop solution to your motoring needs, service for your car and value for your money.Our service is Fast, Efficient and Reliable. We provide advice and help to keep your car in perfect condition."

Wright Automotive
Member since 28 October 2011
Roslin

"We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service.We are a garage that offers car and van servicing, tyres, brakes repairs, vehicle valeting, MOT testing and vehicle recovery on all models of cars, vans and taxis in Midlothian - Edinburgh, Roslin, Bilston, Loanhead, Penicuik and Fairmilehead."

Kevs Diagnostics
Member since 22 May 2013
edinburgh

I am a mobile diagnostic's mechanic which will come to your home or office with approximately 35 years experience in the motor trade on various types of vehicles. I also offer a pick up and drop off service for all types of repairs and service.

Union Motor Co. Ltd
Member since 01 July 2011
Edinburgh

"The Union Motor Co. a garage you can trust. Whether you are a car owner or the manager of a national fleet, Union Motor Co. is committed to providing quality, value and service. The secret to our success is in our investment in diagnostic equipment and our mechanics training and our belief that the customer always comes first. From a simple workshop, the Union Motor Co. has grown in both size and reputation to a one-stop shop garage that is the envy of other Edinburgh garages. We pride ourselves on our reputation for being professional and experienced, for offering dealership services at local prices, and that our customers keep coming back. "

A P Autocentre
Member since 01 June 2017
Loanhead

Garage Services

W and J Short
Member since 01 June 2017
Dalkeith

Garage Services

3 D Auto Services
Member since 01 June 2017
Dalkeith

Garage Services

Chris ll Fix It
Member since 08 November 2011
Penicuik

Can do basic repairs wherever you are.

The Inn Garage
Member since 12 July 2011
Gorebridge

"The Inn Garage is a family run business, which has been operating for over 30 years. We provide high quality service at a competitive price. We specialise in all makes and models and with a prompt and reliable service we can ensure you get back on the road as soon as possible. The services we offer include; servicing, repairs, air conditioning service, tyres, exhausts, MOTs and 2nd hand car sales. We are open Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30 and Sat 8.30-2.30."

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Penicuik
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