DPF Filter cleaning and regeneration
Prestige Car Servicing provides a wide range of vehicle servicing, MOT and mechanical repairs via their network of 350 service centres. Prestige Car Servicing are pleased to offer a new DPF cleaning solution for customers with Diesel Particulate Filters Installed. For information on what a DPF filter is and if yours needs cleaning, read on...
If you require a DPF cleaning service, available across our network, please call us on 0844 800 98 24 or use the 'Contact Us' page to send us an email.
What is a DPF filter and does my car have one?
Diesel particulate filters (DPF) are installed on many new diesel vehicles built within the last 5 years. If you are not sure if you have one, check your vehicles manual or original documentation. The purpose of the filter is to remove particles from the emissions of the vehicle and reduce the amount of soot produced, a problem that has long been a negative factor for many people choosing diesel vehicles.
From time to time the filter will require cleaning and will enter DPF Regeneration Mode. When this occurs a light will sometimes appear on the dashboard while the cleaning process occurs. During this mode, the excess material caught by the filter will be removed or burnt off. A certain amount of power needs to be used during this process by the engine, if insufficient power is provided, the regeneration process will fail. Typically short distance driving or low speed driving can prevent the regeneration process from completing correctly.
If the filter is unable to correctly clean itself, it will slowly become completely clogged and eventually be unable to function correctly. At this point another light will appear on the dashboard, or in some instances the original DPF light will change colour. On these occasions the vehicle will need to be taken to a Service Centre. Many Service Centres will then be able to run a regeneration process to try to manually clean the filter, this can however fail and we have noticed in many instances, some Service Centres will advise to replace the filter. This can cost in the region of £2,000.
DPF Cleaning can save you hundreds of pounds
At Prestige Car Servicing we are proud to continue with our mission to offer great service at an affordable price. If you have been advised to replace your DPF filter, give us a call first. We have specialist DPF cleaning centres across the UK. We can clean almost any DPF filter and return it to the vehicle in nearly new condition and prevent the need to fit a replacement filter. The process cost a fraction of the price of a replacement DPF Filter. Give us a call on 0844 800 98 24 and let us tell you how much money we can save you.
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