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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Swansea

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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 Swansea 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 Swansea (47 found)
Keep Driving Auto Ltd
477 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

The Car Clinic Swansea
48 Jobs Completed
Fforestfach
5.0 / 5

***PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE***

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

We are a terraclean service center, DPF specialists and Veizu Remapping Specialists.

We also do Payment Assist Plans where we can spread the cost of your bill, giving you the peace of mind that your car is safe and helping your spread the cost. Pay just 25% deposit and then pay the balance over three further monthly payments.

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
35 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.5 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years.
'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself as one of South Wales's most affordable, friendly & attentive garage & recovery service. We welcome both trade & public customers and are proud to uphold fleet contracts nationally. We feel our dedication to customers, our fresh & inviting workshop & excellent customer service makes us stand out as the preferred recovery agent & repair business in South Wales, don't believe us? Come and see what everyone is talking about!

To make this process easier we also offer a collection and delivery service within 2 mile raduis of Swansea, with all our repairs we provide a 12 months warranty on parts and Labour.

We are proud to offer our customers a clean, fully equipped workshop featuring state of the art diagnostic computers. Our workshop can repair any vehicle size, make or model from small services to full engine replacements. We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean workshop and comply to all health and safety regulations, we ask all visitors to report to reception as the workshop is only accessible to mechanics unless stated otherwise. Each of our mechanics offers over 10 year experience within the motor trade. They offer services both inside the workshop as well as at the roadside meaning you'll never find yourself at a loss. When choosing our team we looked for individuals that had the same mind set as ourselves - providing our customers with the best service while keeping our prices affordable. Each member of our team is approachable, friendly and always willing to help! (They also make a good cup of tea..)

Tai Auto Limited T/A Ensign Garage
20 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Ensign motors successfully trading in business for over 30 years. combined experience in used auto car sales and car repair. Ensign Garage Ltd was founded on the belief that playing fair with customers will bring repeated sales and service work.

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
69 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a free cup of coffee while they carry out a complete check on your vehicle and advise you on any requirements. As part of the refurbishment the centre now offers vehicle servicing, diagnostics as well as batteries, exhausts, brakes and suspensions.

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
35 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at affordable prices.

We specialise in servicing all makes of cars and vans and we have the latest diagnostic tools to quickly identify and resolve your vehicle problems.

We have two garages located in walking distance from one another. Our Tyre garage and our Main Workshop and MOT station.

We stock a large amount of tyres so no appointment is necessary - just call in and we will take care of it.

We offer a friendly waiting area for customers.

In addition to this we also specialise in exhausts, batteries, clutches, brakes, car repairs, engine diagnostics, auto electrical.

We offer a local drop off and collection service to our customers so if you are living in the area of working and can’t get back- please just give us a call and we will take care of it!

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, just off the Swansea city centre.
Our mechanics are all experienced highly qualified technicians.
We are also listed in the Trust my Garage directory.

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and class 7 MOT tests. Tyres and four wheel alignment, Servicing for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles. We also have a dedicated plant service team and a small tools department offering hire and repairs to electrical and mechanical applications. PAT testing available.

Manselton MOT Centre
8 Job Completed
Manselton
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you!

At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. AP Motor Repairs believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible. We have 15 years' combined main dealer and independent experience in the trade, with no job being to big or small. We are mainly mobile so coming to you is not a problem and are flexible so can work around you.

All parts and labour is guaranteed for 12 months and we are available to work on Saturdays, subject to priorly agreed booking.

Please have a look at our 5 star feedbacks on our Facebook for your peace of mind.

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.

Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

At HiQ Plasmarl we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, accessories, oil + filter, air conditioning, air conditioning top up, shocks & suspension, air bags, steering, vehicle health check, tyre pressure monitoring, and much more. Our highly-trained specialists will treat your car as if it’s their own. So you can be sure you’ll get the best possible service and leave with your car in tip top condition.

A&S Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

A&S Tyres is a successful family run business, with the ability to solve any of your motoring needs. We supply selected tyres with a lifetime warranty, offering you a new tyre if we cant repair your old one. We have friendly staff who are always keen to show their knowledge and help you to the best of their ability, to choose a tyre brand best suited to your driving needs.

We are a Delphi diesel specialist, with all the equipment to find out why your car is not running like it was before.

We offer full garage services from an engine service to an MOT ,timing belts to engine rebuilds, all with a labour and parts warranty. We can give you a free air con check to keep your screens clear in the winter and you cool in the summer.

We post many offers on our facebook page - just like 'A&S Tyres' for our latest prices on tyres.


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A&S Team

C. E. M. Day Limited - Swansea Road
4 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at HiQ we are part of C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.

Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

At HiQ Gorseinon we sell and fit great tyres and offer: MOTs, servicing, exhausts, brakes and batteries. We also offer motorists mobile tyre roadside assistance. Operating within a 15-mile radius from the centre, the mobile tyre service can be accessed by calling the centre. The service is also extended to local business accounts requiring on the spot repairs

Fendrod MOT Centre LTD
7 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 15 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. Our well-equipped workshop and our wealth of knowledge allows us to cover a range of mechanical repairs and services from welding to clutch and gearbox repairs, MOT classes 4 and 7 for all makes and models. Not job is too big or too small!

If you choose to wait in the garage while we work on your car, we have a pleasant waiting room where we can provide refreshments and customer Wifi.

RPA SWANSEA LTD T/A The Car Clinic Swansea.
27 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.0 / 5

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Swansea
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 Swansea bookings

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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