Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Waterlooville

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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 Waterlooville 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 Waterlooville (49 found)
CK Automotive Specialist LTD
74 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
5.0 / 5

Here at CK Automotive Specialist I will maintain or modify your vehicle as if it was my own vehicle. I use the best tools and diagnostic equipment there is available. I h

One Stop Auto Shop
54 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Everything from general servicing to ecu remapping. Here for all your vehicle needs. Professional business that completes work to a very high standard

RAD Auto Services Ltd
231 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 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

Smith and Co Vehicle Mechanics LTD
78 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage and work on all makes and models of vehicles, we offer a very personal service to every customer and pride ourselves on full transparency with

Allcars 1 Limited
158 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.4 / 5

At Allcars, we’re a local family run garage you can rely on, providing car servicing, repairs and MOT testing for customers in the Fareham area including Portchester, Por

Elite Garages Portsmouth
35 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
4.7 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

PGS Garage Services
272 Jobs Completed
Portchester
4.9 / 5

PGS Garage provides MOT testing, car servicing and vehicle repairs for customers in Portchester and surrounding areas. Catering to all types of vehicles and specialising

Westfields Auto Centre
346 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.7 / 5

As a Shell appointed garage we are a trustworthy and independent garage. Offering comprehensive range of services for all vehicle makes and models. We are audited to defi

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trus

Collison Motoring Services Ltd
79 Jobs Completed
Cowplain, Waterlooville
4.2 / 5

"From its beginnings, Collison Motoring Services has worked to develop an unrivalled reputation for customer care and attention to detail. Offering the very best to Water

A & J Lawrence
23 Jobs Completed
Cosham
4.6 / 5

A & J Lawrence is a family run business. It was set up in 1988 by two brothers, Tony and Jon Lawrence. Since then we have expanded to the company we are today, with 5

Clarks Auto Service Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
4.9 / 5

A Friendly Family run garage offering service and repairs to all makes and models of car, van and Motorhomes in Waterlooville. MOT's carried out on site. Free estimates,

Perrys Portsmouth
9 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Portsmouth, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean th

E K Auto Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
5.0 / 5

"EK Auto Ltd was established in 2002 specialising in fine automotive vehicles such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW. Our expertise covers Automotive Servicing and

Hendy (Cosham)
Member since 17 November 2015
Portsmouth

Within the Hendy Group we are proud to offer 5 different aftersales services: Car and Truck Servicing, Vehicle Parts, Fast Fit, Bodyshop repair and specialist vehicle cos

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Waterlooville
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 Waterlooville bookings

5.00

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Waterlooville?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Waterlooville
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£142.67

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/07/2021 and 18/10/2021.

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.

Get Your Diesel Particulate Filter cleaned with Who Can Fix My Car

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

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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