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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Westminster

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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 Westminster 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 Westminster (107 found)
London Motor Sports Ltd
298 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

Roadside Mobile Mechanic
26 Jobs Completed
Wynford Road
3.7 / 5

Comprehensive car servicing
If you're looking for efficient car or van servicing in Greater London, make us your first choice. Our mechanics are fully trained and have a wealth of experience in the field of mobile car repairs. We use state-of-the-art mobile equipment to service all kinds of cars and light vehicles.

Mechanics
Tyre change
Our car servicing includes:
Engine diagnostics
Tyre puncture repairs
Car battery recharge
Oil changes
Tyre replacements

24/7 services

We're available for car servicing and repairs at any time of the day. With a completely mobile service, we can visit your work, home or location of your choice, saving you the hassle of travelling to the garage. Should we detect any faults, we will highlight the issues with you and explain the repairs needed. Should you wish, our mechanics can then take care of the repair work. We also offer MOT testing.

If you have any questions or price quotes please do not hesitate to contact me for 24hr service at your doorstep.

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Central Car Care Ltd
100 Jobs Completed
Kensington
4.8 / 5

"Central Car Care Ltd is well established in Kensington SW7. A family run business who have been operating since 1978 with a genuine interest in quality, honesty and customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on offering the best service possible at realistic prices. Our fully trained mechanics have many years of experience, and with one of the lowest labour rates in Central London, there is no job too big or too small!"

Volkswagen Garages
94 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

Hi, I'm Roy and I own Volkswagen Garages.

I started out initially working exclusively with Volkswaged and Audi in a main dealer (where I first qualified as a technician) so I specialise in anything to do with both makes of cars, however having been in this industry for over 30 years I have since worked on all makes and models and do so on a daily basis with ease.

I carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, servicing, maintenance work and MOT's in-house. To ensure that your vehicle remains in top conditions at all times, I will only supply and fit EU approved parts and all parts and labour come guaranteed too.

For customers who are very local to me - I can provide you with a free collection and delivery service within 1 mile to help ease transportation issues. Alternatively, I also have a comfortable waiting room which has wi-fi and refreshments readily available.

Being main dealer trained, customer service is my number one priority and so whilst being able to offer you repairs at a more competitive price, the quality of workmanship will remain to the highest of standards.

Smith and Hunter MOT Centre and Bodywork
139 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

Smith and Hunter, Kensington and Chelsea car repair and servicing garage in London is proud to be one of London's oldest fully equipped car repair garages. We offer full car servicing and car repair in Kensington and Chelsea, Notting Hill, Paddington and Bayswater in London & are the No.1 MOT testing centre in Kensington and Chelsea. With a long-standing & proud history for quality & service if you try us once you'll never want to go anywhere else for your car repair, service or MOT needs. We also have our own Bodywork garage located in close proximity for all your Cosmetic and bodywork needs

Sloane Services
144 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that provides highly experienced mechanics that you can trust, then give us a call. Established in 1977, our family run business has a superb reputation for offering you a comprehensive range of mechanical and car body work at extremely competitive prices. We cover everything from servicing, brakes, bodywork, diagnostic readings, tyres, batteries, clutches, gearboxes and MOT testing. You will be more than impressed by our attention to detail. So no matter what make and model of car or light commercial vehicle you own give us a call!

Kar Dok
164 Jobs Completed
London
3.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Swiss Cottage, London. We have been providing vehicle repair and maintenance services to the local area for over 15 years, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of professionals here at Kar Dok.

We provide a wide range of services, including MOT's, servicing, bodywork repair and much more. Are you about to purchase a vehicle? We provide pre-purchase vehicle inspections at competitive prices.

Don't hesitate to get in touch, if you are unsure of what is wrong with your vehicle then we can use our state of the art diagnosis technology to diagnose your vehicle and provide an accurate quote for repair.

Perhaps you've suffered from a puncture whilst motoring, we also provide tyre services - you get the gist, no matter what is wrong with your vehicle, we can get it back on the road.

Globe Motors
13 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
5.0 / 5

Specialists in all servicing and repairs to all types of makes and models. we carryout the following:* MOT* SERVICING* BODYWORK* BRAKES / TYRES / BATTERIES* DIAGNOSTIC* ELECTRICAL / IN-CAR SOUND SYSTEMS* EXHAUST* ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT ADVICE ALLOY WHEEL REPAIR/REFURBPICK AND DROP OFF

M AND G Autos Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Battersea
4.5 / 5

M and G Autos is an MOT testing centre that also provides a general repair and garage service .They have been servicing the SW London area for over 20 years delivering a quality customer service. No Job to small all makes and model of cars welcome.

At M and G Autos Limited, we have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and “value for money” service to all our customers in London. We understand the importance of good customer service, with the majority of our work gained through positive word of mouth and repeat custom.

GCAP Performance
14 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

"GCAP Performance is a performance car specialists based in Notting Hill, West London.

A family ran business, Gary, the owner, comes from a family with a combined 90 years in the Automotive industry.

GCAP offer performance upgrade such as remapping, tuning, performance parts, exhausts, intercoolers and brakes. We specialise in high end performance vehicles but also offer mechanical repairs, servicing, brake, tyres, bodywork, wheel refurbs, detailing and valeting for all makes of motor vehicles.

Have a look at our webpage www.gcapperformance.co.uk for updates, blogs, gallery and contact information! "

RR London
9 Jobs Completed
Battersea
5.0 / 5

"We are a Land Rover/Range Rover specialist who pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service at a reasonable rate. We like to take a personal approach with all of our customers and their vehicles whilst remaining transparent at all times. Running our workshop as efficiently as possible and employing only the best staff insure that your vehicle will be repaired right the first time in a reasonable amount of time. Don't wait for 3 weeks to make a booking with a main dealer, let us see what we can do for you today."

A W Motors
11 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
4.5 / 5

"We do all mechanical work, body work and repairs, MOT preparation and servicing. We can also offer accident repairs and insurance work. Free collection and delivery service. Mercedes and BMW specialist."

West Hampstead Motors Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Gospel Oak
4.5 / 5

"Established in 1975. West Hampstead Motors Ltd. are expert in the servicing and repair of both classic and modern German vehicles. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and VW cars. Alongside the service centre, our state of the art approved bodyshop undertakes all aspects of body work and restoration to the highest of standards."

Alan Day Volkswagen Hampstead
1 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Alan Day Volkswagen is a family owned business that has been delivering the highest levels of customer service to its customers since 1972.This has been achieved through the recruitment and development of some of the best people in the motor industry today.Our teamÔÇÖs number one objective is to provide an unparalleled level of customer service and buying experience with honesty and trust every time.

Transauto Garage LTD
3 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Free collection and delivery in the following postcode areas: N1, N4, N5, N7, N19, N1C NW1.

We carry out MOT's, diagnostics, servicing, insurance body work, lease vehicle repairs, timing belts, clutches, brakes, exhausts, commercial vehicle repairs etc.

We are a family run business established for over 20 years. We have a team of fully qualified vehicle mechanics and bodywork technicians ready to cater to all your needs.

Some of the packages that we offer are:

Winter health checks.
Pre MOT inspections.
Pre lease vehicle return repairs.
Wheel refurbishment.
Fleet vehicle repairs.
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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Westminster
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 Westminster bookings

4.43

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How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Westminster?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Westminster
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£188.02
Mercedes£194.20
Vauxhall£195.88
Ford£197.91
Volkswagen£190.66
Audi£196.94
Nissan£186.53
Citroen£178.91
Peugeot£185.57
Renault£178.79
Volvo£180.31
Toyota£182.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 17/04/2020 and 16/07/2020.

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