Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Yeovil

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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 Yeovil 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 Yeovil (35 found)
Total Auto Services Ltd
183 Jobs Completed
Yeovil
4.8 / 5

Total Auto Services are a well-known, independent service garage and MOT testing station based in West Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset. Our highly experienced team of mechanic

Halfords Autocentre Yeovil
33 Job Completed
Yeovil
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

Motorwell Yeovil
10 Jobs Completed
Yeovil
5.0 / 5

At Motorwell Yeovil we deliver a high quality standard of servicing and repairs and you will be greeted by a friendly well knowledgeable service team. We are an approved

Performance 3000 RAC Yeovil
21 Jobs Completed
Yeovil
4.8 / 5

Performance 3000 are the RAC approved garage for Yeovil and the surrounding areas in Somerset. • We use Bosch KTS (some of the most advanced equipment in the world) as

Class 4 MOT Centre
26 Jobs Completed
Yeovil
4.9 / 5

At Class 4 MOT centre we are committed to carrying out MOT's to the high standard. We have an excellent customer viewing area in which you may observe your vehicle throug

VA MOTORS
4 Job Completed
yeovil
5.0 / 5

Our team here at VA Motors cover a range of services including MOT's, brake repairs, clutch repairs, cambelt changes and much more. We are committed to providing our cust

Pemco Pitstop
Member since 05 March 2013
Yeovil

"We are the only independent, Premier Unipart Car Care Centre to serve Yeovil and the surrounding area. We offer a full range of workshop facilities employing highly trai

Yeovil Ford
Member since 30 March 2015
Yeovil

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Yeovil Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your v

DCB Autos Ltd
Member since 27 February 2017
Yeovil

DCB Autos offers a range of services utilizing the latest diagnostic equipment and genuine or equivalent quality parts in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly at a

Ed Mason Automotive
Member since 23 February 2018
Yeovil

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

John Cornick Motors
Member since 02 August 2011
Yeovil

"The business has been owned by Jason and Sally Taylor since 1998 and kept the name as it has a good reputation for being a trusted garage. We pride ourselves on the qual

SJF Motor Services
Member since 02 August 2011
Yeovil

"SJF Motor Services is a car repair and motor servicing company based outside of Yeovil, Somerset. We have been in business since 1996 and our qualified staff have over

Phoenix Motorsport Car Repairs
Member since 21 June 2020
Yeovil

Qualified Mobile Mechanic available 7 days a week. Located in and around the South West area. We provide a professional, reliable and friendly service. Competitive r

ONTHEROAD MOBILE CAR TECHNICIAN
Member since 06 January 2019
Yeovil

MOBILE CAR MECHANIC SOUTHWEST AREA DORSET AND SOMERSET PRIMARILY

Performance 3000 Ltd
Member since 06 October 2011
Yeovil

We are a Garage and Performance centre based in Yeovil and we can cater for all types of work on motor vehicles as well as vans and motor homes. We can cater for performa

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Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist Garages in Yeovil
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 Yeovil bookings

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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