Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Warrington

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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 Warrington 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 Warrington (141 found)
Mill Lane Auto Centre
604 Jobs Completed
newton le willows
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Mill Lane Auto Centre LTD We are new to Newton Le Willows in a easy to reach location opposite newton le willows train station. We are a warm and welcomin

Dam Car and Van Limited
10 Jobs Completed
Haydock
5.0 / 5

N & J AUTOCARE
538 Jobs Completed
Whiston
4.9 / 5

DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO WAIT WITH THEIR VEHICLES, THIS INFORMATION WAS PASSED TO US VIA OUR LOCAL COUNCIL. THIS IS TO REDUCE THE

Northwest Performance
246 Jobs Completed
Northwich
4.8 / 5

We are a small family run business here at Northwest Performance and we are committed to bringing you the best parts and equipment for your vehicle, at the best prices. W

Performance North West Ltd
155 Jobs Completed
Warrington
4.7 / 5

We provide MOT, Servicing, Custom Exhausts, Custom Remapping, Hydro Dipping, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment, Back Box Deletes and Vehicle repairs. We are like a normal Garage

Cowley Hill Service & Mot Centre
350 Jobs Completed
St. Helens
4.7 / 5

We are a car enthusiast garage that provide services such as mechanical and electrical repair, servicing, mot's performance upgrades, remapping, welding, and so much mo

Vehicle Technician UK
31 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
3.0 / 5

hello, I am a mobile mechanic that serves Liverpool, and surrounding areas. I have over 12 years experience in the trade.

AutoSafetyCentre (Widnes)
668 Jobs Completed
Widnes
4.7 / 5

"We are experts in automotive parts repair including tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning recharge and diagnostic repair. We are open

H&R MOTORS
158 Jobs Completed
ST. HELENS
4.2 / 5

We are a small business based in merseyside currently operating the north west area. We specialise in auto electrical, mobile repairs, and mobile tyres.

KWJ Performance
211 Jobs Completed
Warrington
4.8 / 5

Performance vehicle specialists in Warrington. Offering servicing (genuine parts available), mechanical work, detailing, remapping with Bevo Tuning. We are able to wor

I C Automotive LTD
499 Jobs Completed
St Helens
3.6 / 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

Halfords Autocentre Runcorn
34 Jobs Completed
Runcorn
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

Halfords Autocentre Warrington (Hawleys Trade Pk)
44 Job Completed
Warrington
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 Altrincham
42 Jobs Completed
Altrincham
4.8 / 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

Precision Garage Services Ltd
6 Job Completed
Leigh
5.0 / 5

​Based in Leigh, we offer servicing and repairs to all makes and models of cars and vans. Including air con, diagnostics, tyres and tracking. Visit our Services page for

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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 Warrington bookings

4.42

33 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Warrington?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Warrington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£157.22
BMW£162.23
Ford£169.67
Peugeot£171.33
Citroen£160.38
Nissan£156.35
Audi£187.35

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/07/2021 and 21/10/2021.

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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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning deal in your area, before booking the Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning online.

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter