Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Stockport

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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 Stockport 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 Stockport (355 found)
S & J REPAIRS
228 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.5 / 5

We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

Carfix Manchester LTD
205 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest lev

Awan Auto Tec
1025 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Awan Auto Tec are an independently run garage based in Awdwick, Manchester, which has been established since 2016. We have a team of three very experienced, fully qualif

Dickinson St Garage
441 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to our customer. Our team is committed to ensur

Elshaddai Motors ltd
145 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.4 / 5

The best way to keep your vehicle running smoothly, powerfully and looking its best is through regular servicing and maintenance by choosing Elshaddai Motors Manchester

Integrated Auto Solutions
669 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are go

B and G Autotechs Ltd
665 Jobs Completed
Oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price! We offer a FREE collect and deliver

L.P Autos
437 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.4 / 5

L.p Autos LTD specialises in all vehicle makes and models. Our services range from servicing, diagnostics, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches, Engine repair. We are a family bu

Westfield Garage Stockport
114 Jobs Completed
Stockport
3.6 / 5

From WESTFIELD GARAGE STOCKPORT 'Westfield garage.hazel grove. Stockport. We provide mots & services for all types of cars and vans •Mots •Services •Battery •Wheel

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE
112 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.8 / 5

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE is a family run garage which has been trading for over 10 years Based in Manchester, we are a well established and reputable company in the local ar

DS AUTO
1238 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 5

DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service. We work alongsi

Halfords Autocentre Altrincham
51 Jobs Completed
Altrincham
4.7 / 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

QUICK FIX AUTO REPAIRS LIMITED
114 Jobs Completed
Salford
4.8 / 5

We are a family run business with over 10 years of experience in Car Body Repairs and Mechanical Repairs. We take pride in all our work and always aim for customers 100%

Autotech Cheshire Ltd
175 Jobs Completed
Pott Shrigley
4.6 / 5

We are a local independant workshop specialising in the sales service and repair of all german marques and 4X4 vehicles inc Landrover/Rangerover.

Euro Testing Station
39 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

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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.

Average rating for  Diesel Particulate Filter Clean in Stockport bookings

4.42

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Stockport?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Stockport
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£147.93
Vauxhall£144.36
Ford£127.74
Mercedes£135.71
Volkswagen£155.34
Toyota£136.94
Nissan£132.23
Peugeot£186.28
Renault£153.89
Citroen£179.63
Audi£145.00

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/09/2021 and 04/12/2021.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter