Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

WE SUPPLY, REPAIR AND REPLACE DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS

If you’re one of the many diesel car drivers in the U.K, you’ll need to understand the importance of your car’s diesel particulate filter and what happens when it stops working or needs attention.

As experts in all things car related, the Autoworks team are happy to help you meet all your needs regarding this essential car part.

WHAT IS A DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER?

Most diesel cars manufactured in the past 10 years have a diesel particulate filter, and this has been mandatory since around 2010.

It reduces a car’s carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions to protect the environment. A filter traps and stores the soot being emitted, keeping it from putting out black smoke when your car accelerates or travels at high speed.

It only lasts a certain amount of time, and therefore your filter will need cleaning and regenerating every so often.

Cleaning or regenerating the filter involves burning off accumulated soot, and it’s essential that you leave this to professionals as removing your car’s filter permanently is illegal will fail an MOT and can result in a hefty fine, voiding your auto insurance coverage at the same time.

Urban dwellers should be aware of the regeneration requirements of diesel particulate filters as the stop-start nature of city driving, its frequent idling and the fact that speeds rarely exceed 60 kilometres an hour means that their filters are more prone to clogging.

WHEN TO GET HELP IN REPLACING YOUR DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER

Most modern vehicles automatically calculate particulate filter build-up and will put the vehicle in to a ‘Limp’ mode if a predetermined threshold is passed without a successful automated regeneration. Reducing your car’s performance, often significantly

We offer a Terraclean DPF cleaning procedure with over a 99% success rate in cleaning DPF’s that have passed their automated regeneration thresholds. In addition to cleaning your filter, we can also recommend the best engine oils and lubricants for you to use.

Being experienced on working with all major car diesel brands, Autoworks employs the best team to help keep your diesel particulate filter working as it should, so you can keep enjoying your diesel car responsibly and without stress.