Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Wigston

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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 Wigston 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 Wigston (75 found)
East Midlands Auto
715 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Of

Continental Motors
1727 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest and trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's, Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and

Mr Tyre Ltd - Leicester
593 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
1728 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

SK Autos Ltd
165 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

At SK Autos we are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified te

A J MOT and Auto Repairs
341 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage servic

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Woodgate)
26 Jobs Completed
Leicester
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

Glen Auto's
1 Job Completed
Great glen
5.0 / 5

Most mechanical work under taken as well as welding and some auto electrics We are based in great glen and also will be offering a vehicle collection service on cars for

Halfords Autocentre Leicester (Tigers Way)
44 Jobs Completed
Leicester
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

The Motor Company PPS Ltd
485 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.6 / 5

The Motor Company PPS ltd has over 45 years experience in the automotive industry, including repairs, fitting and replacement of steering systems, suspension, tyres, brak

Mike Smith Cars
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

We are a family business near the centre of Leicester that have been trading within the city for 30 years, we are more than happy to help you and your family with your mo

Auto Tech (Leicester) Ltd
3 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

For first class car servicing in Leicester, call in and see us at Auto-Tech (Leicester) Ltd. With over 50 years of experience, our expert technicians can quickly inspect

Farmer & Carlisle (Leicester)
Member since 29 June 2015
Leicester

Farmer and Carlisle Leicester offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expert factory trained staff are

Mann Motors Limited
Member since 18 November 2019
Leicester

We are a family run business with over 30 years experience.

Sturgess Hyundai - Leicester
Member since 18 November 2016
LEICESTER

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Wigston
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 Wigston bookings

4.33

6 reviews

How much does Diesel Particulate Filter Clean cost in Wigston?

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


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Car Make in Wigston
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£186.88
Volkswagen£128.04
Ford£116.60
Nissan£124.67

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.

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

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter