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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 Stirling 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 Stirling (20 found)
Fife Autocentre - Stirling
327 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.8 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

Riverside Garage Stirling
214 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.4 / 5

The Garage, Run by a great team of mechanics we are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs.

MSS Stirling
33 Jobs Completed
STIRLING
4.2 / 5

Mss Stilring we specialise in all things and we will tackle any Service, Repair or whether it is, or simple Oil & Filter change, We are a family business based in Sti

lux motorsport
9 Jobs Completed
fallin
5.0 / 5

Fully licence garage with ramps and also recovery truck can offer pick up and drop of service we are a fairly new garage with a wealth of experience having been in the m

Kilgannon Motors Ltd
86 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.8 / 5

Kilgannon Motors Ltd has been established over 29 years in a purpose built workshop, equipped with all the latest technology which allows us to carry out repairs on all m

J P Howden Auto Electrics Ltd
3 Job Completed
stirling
5.0 / 5

If you need your vehicle fixing, checking or servicing, we can help.  Our team of experienced, professional mechanics will leave you feeling confident your vehicle is

DTM Autoservices LTD
3 Job Completed
Stirling
5.0 / 5

"Based in Stirling, DTM Autoservices provides car servicing, MOT testing and a vehicle breakdown and recovery service within a 40 mile radius including Glasgow. We have b

Halfords Autocentre Stirling
Member since 22 April 2020
Stirling

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

Phoenix (Stirling)
Member since 17 November 2015
Stirling

There’s no denying the Kia success story in the UK is one that has made many other car manufacturers stand up and take notice. Kia has become one of the most attractive a

Arnold Clark (Stirling)
Member since 29 June 2015
Stirling

Arnold Clark Stirling offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ens

JAG Auto Engineers
Member since 04 January 2012
Stirling

"Owned and managed by John Garrioch, the garage prides itself on providing honest, up-front advice on your vehicle service and repair needs. From the smallest to the lar

One Stop Motor Engineers
Member since 04 January 2012
Springkerse Industrial Estate

"One Stop Motoring Engineers are a well established company based in Stirling. Established in 2000 and with over 30 years experience in the industry, we have built a larg

Macrae and Dick, Stirling
Member since 25 May 2015
Stirling

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Macrae and Dick we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing y

motoring for less
Member since 23 March 2019
stirling

full range of motor vehicle servicing and repairs engine rebuilding .electronic diagnostics. electrical repairs . 40 years experience .all work cover by full warranty.

Stirling Garage Services
Member since 21 April 2017
Stirling

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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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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