Diesel particulate filters have been fitted to diesel-fuel cars for almost two decades now – but if not maintained, or if tampered with there could be serious consequences for your car.
Here we explain exactly what they are, what they do, why you need them and how to look after them.
What is a diesel particulate filter?
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot (some refer to them as soot traps) in order to reduce emissions from diesel cars. But because they only have a finite capacity, this trapped soot periodically has to be emptied or ‘burned off’ to regenerate the DPF.
This regeneration process cleanly burns off the excess soot deposited in the filter, reducing the harmful exhaust emission and helps to prevent the tell-tale black smoke you used to see from diesel vehicles, particularly when accelerating.
Euro 5 exhaust emission legislation introduced in 2009 to help lower car CO2 emissions effectively made DPFs mandatory, and since then, around one in two new cars a year have been diesel-powered.
Is your DPF light on?
We offer A few different ways to your Diesel particulate filter problem! We can clean your Diesel Particulate Filter with environmentally friendly chemicals that WILL NOT harm your car. We don’t need to remove the DPF to do this either. Depending on what car you have, this service could be done within a few hours; this includes a DPF regeneration and an engine oil change within the price!
Why not have your DPF cleaned???
Just contact us to discuss getting your vehicle booked in!