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

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Top garages for Volkswagen Diesel Particulate Filter Clean (10,078 found)
AEC Motors (Mallusk)
679 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 4 years running.

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

Carma Autocare
200 Jobs Completed
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4.9 / 5

Carma Autocare do general car repairs and diagnostics. We understand the weight of recommendation in our trade, especially a bad one.This is why we make sure the customer is very satisfied in all our dealings. We are in this business for profit but never at the cost of losing any customer. We are honest and diligent in our work.
Courtesy vehicle may be provided subject to conditions and availability.

Mobile-mechanic
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Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

J M Motors
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4.8 / 5

J M Motors is a friendly, approachable company and is a member of The Motor Ombudsman which means you will always be treated fairly and they are Trading Standards approved. They are family owned and can work on any car, van or motor home and also do LGV's. They have been in business for over 25 years and work to a very high standard. They do a lot of work for the AA, RAC, warranty companies and lease companies, and have 5 star ratings on feedback and are the first company in Lincolnshire to offer a full engine carbon clean with there new EDT machine which is the country's number 1 company on Trust Pilot

IVER CARS - FORD, VW, VAUXHALL, HONDA AND NISSAN SPECIALIST
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IVER
5.0 / 5

The business is highly customer-oriented and strives to deliver the FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST service in Slough Iver for any type of above vehicle. They have a skilled and trained team of ford specialist in slough River who could help to keep your car in perfect condition so that every time it hits the highway, you get the smoothest experience of the ride. So, if you are in need of a perfect car service for your FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST vehicle, give a call to schedule a visit.

Offering Free Collection and Delivery within 5 Miles, Sanitizing Vehicles Before and After any work is undertaken, this will give you make you safe in the knowledge we are following COVID guidelines and keeping you safe on and off the road.

Express Auto Repairs
92 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Established in June 2019 we become so busy that I had to have a helping hand a couple of days a week, so my Brother who is a Mechanic as well started out giving me the help I needed, we quickly have grown due to our fair pricing honest repairs. We now looking to get some more work so we can employ someone else and help us do what we love most.

We don't have any specialties, we do whatever we need to do to make a customer happy.

We are Mobile Mechanics Based in Bournemouth, covering the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

We thing we have the expertise to help most customers with their needs, as we have extensive knowledge in most repairs areas and basic knowledge of electrical work.
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AR Auto Repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

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Brook Street Motors Bury
523 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide experience of all other vehicle makes in the motor industry, so we are able to carry out repairs on most makes and models.

We have been on this site for over 2 years now and have excellent feedback ,both here and on other platforms. We also have good reviews on our own website, please feel free to check. We take customer service and satisfaction seriously, and pride ourselves on word of mouth for a lot of our work.
Every car leaving our premises is checked over for safety and peace of mind.

We offer a free collection and delivery service or the use of one of our courtesy cars, subject to availability.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres - Royal Leamington Spa
119 Jobs Completed
Royal Leamington Spa
4.7 / 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 are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Here at Leamington Spa we are open Saturday - Mon 7am - 7pm and 9 - 5pm on Sundays!

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

The Westbury Garage
799 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
532 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

Steve McDonald
I cannot recommend this garage enough! Their customer service during these circumstances, with all these MOT's now needing done due to Covid-19 and the DVLA 6 month extension, was outstanding!
They managed to squeeze in my MOT and were in constant contract from the outset.
The manner in the way they carry out their business speaks volumes! I am very impressed in this family business and wish them all the best.

A Dixon Autos Ltd
423 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.6 / 5

A Dixon Autos is a mobile vehicle maintenance and enhancement company owned and run by Tony Dixon.

Tony has worked in the motor trade ever since leaving school, and in 26 years he’s amassed a broad range of technical skills, got to know cars inside out, and also learned a thing or two about great customer service.

During his 20 years in recovery services, including the AA, Tony has received literally hundreds of commendations from customers whom he’s helped. His experience means he’s ideally placed to provide swift diagnoses and carry out accurate, reliable work when dealing with vehicles of all kinds.

As we are a mobile service we can come to you! So, whether; your car isn’t running quite right; has failed it’s MOT emissions test; you’ve got a warning light on your dash; you want to improve you car’s performance, MPG or BHP; want to protect your alloys from kerbs and potholes - we’ve got a service for you!

KAM Servicing - Nottingham
668 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Nottingham is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Smith and Co Vehicle Mechanics LTD
17 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 all repairs.

As a family run local business, Smith and Co has been established for 6 years and has worked its way up. We will always keep the repair on your vehicle professional and honest, providing you photographic and detailed information to keep you at ease. Know your vehicle is in the best hands!

KAM Servicing - Bulwell
562 Jobs Completed
Bulwell
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme.Kam Servicing - Bulwell is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

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Volkswagen Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Specialist
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.

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Volkswagen DPF Clean cost

The cost of Diesel Particulate Filter Clean will likely differ greatly depending on which Volkswagen model you have. Combining the varying cost of parts and the difference in labour hours needed to complete the job, different Volkswagen models will cost different amounts for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean. Take a look below at the average quote for Diesel Particulate Filter Clean on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top Volkswagen models.


Diesel Particulate Filter Clean Cost by Volkswagen Model
Volkswagen ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen Golf£160.99
Volkswagen Passat£139.71
Volkswagen Caddy£150.13
Volkswagen Touran£169.80
Volkswagen Scirocco£189.76
Volkswagen Polo£169.52
Volkswagen Cc£182.14
Volkswagen Golf Plus£195.85
Volkswagen Crafter£182.41

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/10/2020 and 22/01/2021.

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.

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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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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Diesel Particulate Filter