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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Scarborough

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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 Scarborough 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 Scarborough (17 found)
Londesborough Motor Services
22 Job Completed
Scarborough
5.0 / 5

Londesborough Motor Services is a locally owned family run business which has been established for over 30 years.

We offer everything for the motorist whether you are a private car owner or operate light to medium commercial vehicles.

We also MOT Minibuses and Motor homes.

As a member of the Retail Motor Industry Federation we offer all of our customers a guarantee they will receive the highest standards of service.

Our team are all fully qualified and our modern workshop is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment.

We are proud to have been inspected and certified by the AA. We are also part of Trust My Garage.

Customer care and satisfaction is our priority, we have a child friendly customer waiting area, a reception area, ample parking and we are also just a short walk to town.

While you wait service with 1000's of parts in stock and ready to fit.

Great prices on Tyre's, exhausts and batteries. Free vehicle health checks.

R.I.C
9 Jobs Completed
Filey
4.6 / 5

Reliable Mobile Mechanic

I am a fully qualified mobile mechanic just setting up my new business. I specialise in all aspects of motor repair. As i am offering a mobile service you can relax in the comfort of your home, any time of day and we bring our services to you. If you have a busy schedule, you're at work, or just simply don't have the time, just give me a call and i will schedule and repair or servicing work around you!

We run 24 hours a day.. If you are ever broken down and need to get to work, we can fix your car at the roadside and drop you to your destination if the work will take too much time.

No job too big or small!

Please call us for quotes and bookings.

We are happy to travel to where you are based!

All work carried out to a high standard with 14 years experience.

Motor Vehicle Repairs
29 Jobs Completed
Scarborough
4.9 / 5

The mission of Mobile Vehicle Repairs is to offer a one-stop facility for all vehicle needs.

We are an independent garage based in Scarborough which offers a range of mechanical repairs and services for all makes and models. The business transitioned from a mobile service in 2014 to a workshop and has grown from strength to strength over the years. Our skilled team are dedicated to ensuring every customer is delivered with outstanding repairs and a fantastic customer experience.

We have extensive knowledge and experience which enables us to swiftly diagnose any issues with your vehicle and promptly discuss our findings with you.

We operate mainly a collection/delivery facility for most repairs but if it can be done mobile, we ensure to cover you whether you are at home, work or roadside.

Please contact us today for more information, we look forward to hearing from you.

Boro Tyres - Scarborough
Member since 08 May 2018
Scarborough

Welcome to Boro Tyres - an independent, family owned business that’s been trading for over 35 years. Over that time we have been growing not only our business, but our enviable reputation for quality, reliable service. Our friendly, experienced team can meet all of your motoring needs

Halfords Autocentre Scarborough
Member since 01 May 2020
Scarborborough

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.

Stoneacre Scarborough
Member since 29 March 2014
Scarborough

Stoneacre Scarborough is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicle retail operation in Scunthorpe in May 1995. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Just Car Clinic Scarborough
Member since 05 February 2015
Scarborough

"Just Car Clinic Scarborough is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England.

Every single site is BSI Kitemark Approved and we pride ourselves in driving the highest quality standards for both our corporate clients and retail customers.

Every Just Car Clinics also offers a wide range of car care and maintenance services including servicing, MOTs, tyres, air conditioning, windscreen repair and replacement and wheel alignment.

We also have a fleet of mobile repair vans that can repair minor dents and scratches at your home or place of work. With the very best in repair expertise, a full range of maintenance services and a fleet of more than 650 courtesy cars, our absolute aim is to keep you and your car on the road.

Some of the UKÔÇÖs most prominent insurance companies trust Just Car Clinics with their customers clients including The AA, Axa, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. In fact, more than 45,000 customers pass through our centres each year.

An enthusiastic highly skilled team, a commitment to the highest industry standards and an existing enviable corporate client list mean Just Car Clinics deliver absolute car care you can trust, every time."

Paul Bingley Repairs
Member since 23 December 2016
Scarborough

Paul Bingley Repairs offers an honest, fast and low cost service on all vehicles including cars, vans HGV’s, trailers and most agricultural vehicles.

As I am mobile I can take the stress out of getting your vehicle to a workshop to arranges repairs and maintenance, with most repairs undertaken at your place of work or home at a time that is convenient for you. For those bigger jobs I also have a fully equipped workshop just outside of Cayton.

I have over 16 years experience in the field and can offer fast service times on all repairs undertaken at a fair price to the customer.

If you would like further information on what I can offer you please feel free to contact me and see how I can help.

I am reachable 24 hours a day by mobile should you be broken down and need a recovery, and Sunday appointments are available with prior arrangement.

Yorkshire Tyre Centre
Member since 03 October 2011
Scarborough

"Nick Burgess and Dan Smith bring their friendly family values to serve you with the tyres you need - for the right price. From a single tyre to a full set of tyres, call in or call us for a quote.We also supply tyres all over the UK, just contact us for our details of competitve prices and speedy deliveryTyres for all seasons, Summer, Winter tyres, Cold Weather tyres and All Weather tyres. Talk to us, for expert advice and guidance."

Minstergate Hyundai - Scarborough
Member since 18 June 2018
Scarborough

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.

Royle Garage
Member since 17 August 2017
Scarborough

MOT Testing station based in Scarborough

Des Winks (Cars) Limited.
Member since 17 August 2017
Scarborough

A family business established for more than 20 years, covering Scarborough, Bridlington, Molton and Filey. Everything from finding the right model for you to booking a test drive and understanding finance (for both new and used cars) comes under our sales teams' remit. Our Aftersales team are here to help maintain your vehicle to Volkswagen standards with surprisingly affordable prices. For competitvely priced Volkswagen Genuine Parts and accessories, our Parts Department is always happy to help.

Vantage Toyota Scarborough
Member since 29 June 2015
Scarborough

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Seamer Garage
Member since 09 May 2011
Scarborough

"Scarborough's No 1 customer care centre - We provide extensive car repairs and servicing under the Bosch service code of practice. Whatever make or model of vehicle you drive, you are guaranteed top quality service from our Bosch trained team. So why not call us now and put your mind to rest and our service to the test! We are part of the Bosch Car Service network and we work to an OFT approved code of practice. Did you know that the Bosch Car Service network works to an Office of Fair Trading approved Code of Practice. This commitment to customer care gives you a further reason to choose Bosch Car Service and ensures that our services adhere to strict quality guidelines."

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Scarborough
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