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We’re dedicated to helping you save money on your car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of booking your DPF cleaning:
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After you book your DPF clean near you, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.
You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.
Unlike petrol cars, diesel engines don’t produce complete combustion so lots of excess emissions would leave the exhaust if the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) didn’t trap them as soot. The DPF then burns this soot off through a process called regeneration. Regeneration reduces the emissions that diesel cars produce, minimising their impact on the environment.
However, this soot and ash builds up over time. If the level reaches 40%, and your DPF cannot initiate the regeneration process, you’ll suffer a lack of performance, increased fuel costs and your car will release more harmful exhaust emissions into the atmosphere.
DPF cleaning uses a mixture of chemicals to flush out the inner workings of your diesel car, helping your DPF filter continue its natural regeneration process. It also helps boost your MPG (Miles Per Gallon), engine performance and helps keep fuel costs down.
If you suspect your Diesel Particulate Filter isn’t regenerating properly, it’s better to act early. Once the DPF is 90% full of ash and soot, your car will enter ‘limp home’ mode, and your only option is an expensive DPF replacement.
‘Limp home’ mode is a safety feature most cars use to prevent detected faults from becoming more serious issues. The car switches off all non-essential parts - it will never cut the engine - and significantly reduces your speed until you fix the problem (in this case, replacing your DPF).
Looking out for DPF problems can help you avoid this. Symptoms of a DPF problem include:
If you notice any of the above, you should book DPF cleaning at a garage near you as soon as possible to avoid making the problem worse. We recommend booking a DPF filter clean every 6 to 9 months to ensure your car is as efficient as possible, and to reduce its impact on the environment.
If your DPF is clogged or blocked, your car won’t be able to perform properly. This will lead to a number of tell-tale signs:
If your DPF is significantly clogged, the Regeneration process may also constantly fail or struggle to finish.
DPF Regeneration is the process of removing the soot stored in your filter. During this process, higher exhaust temperatures work to neutralise the soot and leave a thin ashy residue, removing any blockages in your DPF.
There are two types of Regeneration: Active & Passive.
Active Regeneration is initiated by your car’s onboard computer. It injects extra fuel into the exhaust, raising the temperature and burning the soot away quickly.
Passive Regeneration happens naturally when you drive your car at high speeds. The exhaust temperature is naturally higher on the motorway or dual carriageway, so the soot is automatically neutralised.