Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Stevenage

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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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage (167 found)
Luton Automotive 1
1728 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.7 / 5

Hi PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MINIMISING RISK DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS A FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE WITHIN 5 MILES EXTRA CHARGES

Hesketh Commercials ltd
189 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.4 / 5

Hesketh Commercials covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a larger vehicles and hgv specialists, their head mechanic worked in garages as a specialist for

Collect Service Go
349 Jobs Completed
Welwyn Garden City
4.6 / 5

We are a professional reliable garage we also offer free collection and delivery from the customers home or work. Customer satisfaction and vehicle safety is a our main p

Parkway Garage LTD
164 Jobs Completed
Luton
3.7 / 5

Garage Services and MOT's at Very Competitive Prices MOT's, Servicing, Repairs, Cambelt's, Clutches, Tyres, Diagnostics and much much more. Luton's MOT, service and r

qwiktyres.com limited
63 Jobs Completed
stevenage
4.5 / 5

We area small run independent garage who have been open for 8 years and thrive to do our up most best service to your car and treat your car as if it was one of our own

J Wilks Mechanical
55 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Whether your vehicle needs a quick mobile repair or a visit to a fully equipped workshop, I can help. Qualifying as a Master Technician with Ford during my career enables

AZ Autos
33 Jobs Completed
Hitchin
4.8 / 5

AZ Autos of Hitchin are dedicated to maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard possible. The servicing schedules for modern cars can vary greatly, between 10,00

Hertfordshire Vehicle Services
82 Jobs Completed
Hatfield
4.9 / 5

Fast, professional and reliable service for the motorists of Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and surrounding areas. Mechanical repairs and servicing undertaken on

The Complete Car Service (Herts) LLP
37 Jobs Completed
Hertford
4.9 / 5

We are a family firm based in South Hertfordshire offering mobile mechanical services at a time to suit our customers, including evenings and weekends. Our services i

TTINTS AUTOCENTRE
85 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.6 / 5

We offer a wide range of vehicular products and services. , Give us a call or pay us a visit. Our friendly staff are always ready and happy to answer your questions. All

Halfords Autocentre Luton
65 Jobs Completed
Luton
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

MPD Evolution Ltd
419 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
4.8 / 5

MPD Evolution was formed in 2017 by three car enthusiasts who saw the potential in helping motorists achieve the best performance from their cars and vans. Everybody wash

Pitstop Letchworth LTD
92 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

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Halfords Autocentre Letchworth
34 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
3.0 / 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

Dom`s Garage
292 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

Dom`s garage are a small family run independent garage, who take great pride in offering our customers a friendly, honest and high quality service that meets their needs

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Stevenage
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 Stevenage bookings

3.67

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Stevenage?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Stevenage
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£181.47
Ford£174.32
Vauxhall£173.55
BMW£176.38
Audi£180.23

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2021 and 19/10/2021.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter