Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Thame

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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 Thame 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 Thame (63 found)
JTH Performance
125 Jobs Completed
Princess Risborough
5.0 / 5

Small independent business covering a variety of aspects from full vehicle restoration/ motorsport preparation through to general service work and repairs. All work under

V-A-GTUNE SERVICES
40 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
5.0 / 5

"V-A-GTUNE SERVICES are based in Aylesbury bucks. Serving clients in Aylesbury, Thame, Princes Risborough and beyond. We are specialists in the service and repair of

Red Depot Autocare
104 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury,
4.8 / 5

We’re based in Aylesbury, our friendly local garage is built on the core values of great customer service,dependable workmanship and a clear way of automotive excellence

One Stop MOT & Service Centre Limited
265 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
4.8 / 5

You will always find friendly and helpful advice along with good quality work. We offer everything from accessories, parts, servicing, MOT's and tyres. Every customer rec

Halfords Autocentre Aylesbury
41 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
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

Halfords Autocentre Oxford
34 Jobs Completed
Oxford
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

AST Aylesbury Limited
7 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
5.0 / 5

AST Aylesbury Limited

Rapid fix mobile mechanic
3 Job Completed
Oxfordshire
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, in and around Oxford area happy to help with any mechanical faults please get in touch

Falcon Autos
23 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
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

Proscan Services Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
5.0 / 5

ProScan will come to you at your location of choice, be it at home or your workplace, and quickly identify the problem using state-of-the-art, fully updated, Snap-On diag

Car Mobile Mechanic
75 Jobs Completed
HADDENHAM
4.0 / 5

There are many advantages to using a mobile mechanic over a conventional garage or service shop. By choosing Car Mobile Mechanic you decide when and where the work sho

Leapers Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Thame
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business based in Thame who can cater for all makes and models of vehicles, specialising in Jaguar, Lotus and Land Rovers. Owner Ian Edmunds has rece

Moto-Logic Autocentre
62 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
4.3 / 5

Moto-Logic Autocentre is a leading independent garage located in Aylesbury providing professional and straightforward Servicings, MOTs and Repairs on all popular makes an

Quarry Motoring Centre
5 Job Completed
Headington
5.0 / 5

Quarry Motoring Centre is a well-established family run business which has been around since 1965. With over 50 years of experience within the motor industry, we offer c

Drive-In
63 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
4.6 / 5

We are a family run business since 1988 and we offer car repairs in Aylesbury and further afield, such as in Lower Hartwell, Southcourt and beyond. Here, at Drive in, not

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Thame
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 Thame bookings

2.33

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Thame?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Thame
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£136.79
Vauxhall£136.21

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