Many drivers don’t appreciate the need for regular DPF cleaning. Many drivers don’t know what a DPF is until it’s too late and they are landed with a massive bill to replace a badly damaged one.
If you own a diesel car then almost certainly have a have a (DPF) Diesel Particulate Filter fitted. DPFs were designed to ensure vehicles comply with emissions regulations. They are designed to remove soot build-up as you drive, but over time they can become clogged or damaged. Any diesel car can be susceptible to soot build-up, especially when driven around town or on short or low speed journeys. If you do a lot of town, stop-start driving you probably shouldn’t be driving a diesel car.
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, your DPF may need attention immediately:
- The DPF symbol has appeared on your dashboard
- You experience a loss of power
- Your automatic stop-start system isn’t working
- Your vehicle isn’t delivering decent fuel economy
- Cooling fans run more often than normal.
If you do drive a diesel, we recommend you get your DPF cleaned every six months by one of our qualified technicians.
Our DPF cleaning service at Station Garage Kintore is a professional workshop inspection, deep clean and direct flush which takes less than an hour but will save you thousands of pounds in DPF repairs in the long term.