Ford Diesel Particulate Filter Clean in Birmingham

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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 Birmingham offer chemical cleaning as an alternative, so you can receive competitive Ford quotes FAST.

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Top garages for Ford Diesel Particulate Filter Clean in Birmingham (325 found)
SMB Autocentre
109 Jobs Completed
Cradley Heath
4.9 / 5

"SMB Autocentre is located on the corner of Chester Road, Cradley Heath right next to the railway station and specialises in vehicle servicing and repairs. We can service All cars and light commercial vehicles at a fraction of main dealer prices using original equipment quality parts. Please call us today for a competitive price on a quality service. Just some of the services we offer include the following.....- Servicing including Interim and full service- MOT Repairs- MOTs - Tyres- Puncture Repairs-
Wheel Balancing- specialist wheel alignment also arranged- Diagnostics- Using latest computerised scanning - Air con service and repair- Timing belts- Clutches- Batteries- Exhausts- Brakes- Valeting"

Fast Fit Auto Centre
801 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

We have a wealth of experience in providing the following services: Tyres, Exhausts, Servicing, MOT Testing, Repairs, Welding, Batteries and more... Fast Fit is a family run auto centre servicing the general public and private companies for over 25 years. We have Large service bays and work shops and can have your car back on the road as fast as possible, pick up and drop service available at no extra cost.

T&G Autos
168 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Jag Mobile Mechanic
574 Jobs Completed
Northfield
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quote.
I'm open 7 days a week.

Auto works Service centre ltd
710 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Friendly and personal advice



We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in South Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Priory Service Station
25 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.0 / 5

Priory Service Station
Family run business, been going for over 40 years. friendly staff, we cater for cars vans and motorhomes, MOTs repairs and services as well as diagnostics
pleasant waiting area with refreshment services.

Highgate Autos Midland Limited
89 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.8 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Our services range from clutch replacements to steering and suspension. We carry out thorough diagnostics in order to successfully carry out the work needed. Our friendly team are here to talk you through every step, always keeping you in the loop before we carry out any work.

We offer Chinese speaking service as well!

We are only an 8-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre and have some fantastic local transport links so you can keep your day to day activities.

Farthings Lodge Car Centre
43 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.8 / 5

If you are looking for great quality workmanship in the Dudley area, then you have reached the right place. Farthings Lodge Car Centre are a specialist used car dealer and service centre based in the West Midlands. We are proud to offer you a first class customer service and very competitive pricing on MOTs, servicing and repairs. Book online today...

Millennium Mobile mechanics
194 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

Aldermere Service Centre
1158 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

Aldermere Service Centre has been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Lye to a new Unit .We pride ourselves in the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled on a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customers needs. We are now offering much more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, Clutch and Gearbox repairs and a full winter check. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is just a few minutes away. We look forward to seeing you.

Hayers Motor Repairs
386 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best skilled mechanics for your everyday car needs. We are family run business ,customer care to us is everything ,warrantee work Allways our priority ,we are cheaper then all major chain garages ,guaranteed to get skilled worker on your car .We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. We even provide free refreshments. We will beat any genuine Quote.we will quote you an honest price with no hidden charges.thank you for you business

GLA Autos Ltd
52 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are a fun hard working family run garage, taking on all make and model vehicles.
Owned by Vinny and Stacey a husband and Wife team, both being Mot Testers and Qualified mechanics with 20 plus years experience between them, and the company named after their 3 children Georgia, Leigham and Alexandra who you will often see helping out.
You can expect excellent quality work at fair prices at GLA Autos, with a courtesy car to offer free of charge and a comfy fun waiting room you will have found your garage for life!
"Always happy to help"
PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE - PAYMENTS SPLIT OVER 4 MONTHS INTEREST FREE

Mr Tyre - Walsall
79 Jobs Completed
Walsall
5.0 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

Speedy Repairs
224 Jobs Completed
birmingham
4.9 / 5

At Speedy Repairs we offer a full range of mechanical repairs including gearboxes, clutch repairs, brakes and pads, exhaust repairs and replacement, steering and suspension adjustments and changes. We are experienced with challenging mechanical work as well as routine car repairs and have established good working relationships with motor factors ensuring we can source parts quickly and at the best price minimizing your vehicle's downtime. Speedy Repairs will only fit high quality parts to you car or van

All repairs come with 12 months labour guarantee and a minimum of 12 months on all new parts fitted

ABM Autohaus Ltd
38 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

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Ford Diesel Particulate Filter Clean in Birmingham
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.

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