Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Smethwick

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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 Smethwick 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 Smethwick (179 found)
RPS Garage Services
289 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birming

Auto Solutions & Parts Limited
240 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

1) All mechanical work including MOT, Servicing, Brake Discs & Brake Pads, Automatic Gearbox Service, DPF Regen, Welding work so you do not always have to buy new par

RideRepairs
61 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Here at ride repairs we value our customer and the feedback they give us. we aim to please all of our customers and always take PRICE into consideration as cars can be ve

Hayers Motor Repairs ltd
683 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best

Jag Auto Repairs
805 Jobs Completed
West Bromwich
4.5 / 5

Why should you choose me? I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer. I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, LAND RO

Burnt Tree Autocentre Ltd
61 Job Completed
Dudley
5.0 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Highgate Autos Midland Limited
292 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.5 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make y

Al-Badar Auto Tech
17 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are a family run independent business based in Birmingham with competitive prices to offer and are Health and Safety Compliant. Our services range from vehicle servic

AUTO SOLUTIONS TIPTON LTD
224 Jobs Completed
TIPTON
4.9 / 5

We are a well established and highly rated local motor company based in Tipton. We have years of expertise, experience and knowledge within the Motor Trade. We aim

Smart MOT & Service Centre
335 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston and Nechells who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable

Rolfe Street ARC Ltd.
87 Jobs Completed
Smethwick
3.6 / 5

We are an independent family run company, established for over 25 years offering quality repairs to a wide range of customers. We are an approved insurance Bodyshop offer

Halfords Autocentre Oldbury
33 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.8 / 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

Halfords Autocentre Perry Barr
34 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
2.5 / 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

Bridge Street Service Centre
56 Job Completed
Halesowen
5.0 / 5

Bridge Street Automotive Service Center is renowned for first-rate auto repairs and maintenance services. You can always count on exceptional engine and transmission work

Vip auto repairs
16 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at affordable prices. Based in Central Birmingh

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Smethwick
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 Smethwick bookings

4.38

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Smethwick?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Smethwick
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£173.32
BMW£180.47
Mercedes£172.35
Audi£160.35
Nissan£184.70
Peugeot£186.92
Citroen£185.29
Ford£147.60
Volkswagen£174.88

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/09/2021 and 05/12/2021.

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.

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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