Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Seaham

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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 Seaham 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 Seaham (94 found)
Wearside Auto Centre
192 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.6 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

City Auto Solutions
269 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
3.7 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

Washington Auto Repair Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

PJA Motors Ltd
16 Job Completed
Quarrington Hill
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors LTD is a Bosch Car Service Centre Based in Quarrington Hill, County Durham, PJA Motors. provides a totally independent Vehicle Care, Repair and Maintenance

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

Halfords Autocentre Sunderland
44 Job Completed
Sunderland
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 f

MotorFreakz
22 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.0 / 5

We offer a wide range of motoring services from mots to engine replacements. We aim to beat any genuine quotation so please feel free to call or message or even pop in an

Halfords Autocentre Washington
25 Jobs Completed
Washington
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 f

Origin Automotive Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

J J Transport
4 Jobs Completed
Houghton Le Spring
5.0 / 5

J J Transport are your local indepedent garage based in Hetton-Le-Hole. We are a fully-fledged garage offering our customer all mechanical repairs, servicing, classand 7

Complete Vehicle Maintenance - Newcastle
6 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

We carry out mobile vehicle servicing, MOT and repairs Nationwide. You will no longer have to take your vehicle to a static workshop as we come out to you at home or work

Mick Kendrick Independent Specialist
4 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

My name is Mick Kendrick and I am a BMW Senior Technician, having worked for a BMW main dealer for 13 years. I’ve been in the motor trade industry for almost 45 years no

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

Cartec Service Centre
3 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Sunderland for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Cartec Service Centre. With a wealth of experie

AJ Automedics
3 Job Completed
Dragonville
5.0 / 5

Hello! Welcome to AJ Automedics - Winner of Motor Codes garage of the year 2015 and have been in the top 50 garages in the UK since 2012! We are a female friendly full

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Seaham
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.

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Seaham?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Seaham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£151.88
Citroen£175.31
Nissan£156.00
Peugeot£145.47
Vauxhall£153.93
Audi£146.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/07/2021 and 28/10/2021.

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 16,112 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deals for you.

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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