Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Sutton Coldfield

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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 Sutton Coldfield 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 Sutton Coldfield (125 found)
ABM Autohaus Ltd
619 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.3 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs,

The Mechanic.
487 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.2 / 5

After successfully managing a MOT station and an extremely busy work shop, I decided to set up an MOT station of my own and to make it a modern looking, state of the art

Halfords Autocentre Erdington
27 Jobs Completed
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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

T&G Autos
228 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

My name’s Gareth, owner of T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Smart MOT & Service Centre
327 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

Tamworth Mobile Mechanics
47 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
4.9 / 5

Im a mechanic of 8 years i have worked on various cars from metros to porsche 911, ferraris, bentleys, Aston Martin, rolls royce (classic and new) so as you can see no jo

Halfords Autocentre Tamworth (Watling Street)
29 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
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

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

Norris Bros
192 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
3.9 / 5

With Over A 100 Years Combined Experience, Norris Brothers Skilled Service Team Will Ensure Your Vehicle Is Always Maintained To A First Class Standard. Our Extensive

The Garage Midlands Motors Ltd
21 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

The Garage has been open since 2007 so we have a lot of experience,we all work as a team and we are the best at what we do.We offer pick up and drop off service,and with

Halfords Autocentre Sutton Coldfield (S Parade)
17 Jobs Completed
Sutton Coldfield
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

Auto Mechanical Enterprises Ltd
115 Jobs Completed
Shenstone
4.3 / 5

AME has been established for over 35 years, Family owned and run company, experienced staff. Steve Wadlow [managing director ] has over 45 years experience in the moto

Clarke & Evans Service Centre LTD
88 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Clarke Evans are an independent Service and Repair Centre with an excellent reputation for quality workmanship. We have the very latest hi-tech equipment installed in the

Maj Diagnostics
29 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.3 / 5

MAJ Diagnostics based in the Nechells area of Birmingham, specialise in vast technical know how of modern vehicle systems, we have worked out many technical solutions to

All TorQ
43 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.7 / 5

• Car / Van repairs • MOT's • Electrical faults • ECU Diagnostics • ECU Repair / Re-Programing • ECU Re-Mapping Economy / Performance • Key Re-Programming • Audio

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Sutton Coldfield
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 Sutton Coldfield bookings

4.64

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Sutton Coldfield?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Sutton Coldfield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£175.02
Mercedes£164.00
Vauxhall£173.80
Audi£187.68
Citroen£193.70
Volkswagen£174.59
Nissan£156.27
Ford£143.25
Peugeot£159.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/07/2021 and 26/10/2021.

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