DPF Cleaning

Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) Cleaning

DPF Cleaning in Huddersfield

Do you own a diesel car? If yes, then you probably have a diesel particulate filter (DPF) fitted to your cars exhaust system.

In 2009 Euro 5 exhaust emissions legislation was introduced to help lower CO2 emissions, this made it mandatory to have at least one DPF fitted to all new Diesel vehicles.

Diesel Particle Filters (DPF) capture and stores exhaust soot in order to remove harmful emissions emitted by a diesel vehicle. Over time they can become clogged and blocked and require cleaning.

DPF Cleaning in Huddersfield
DPF Cleaning in Huddersfield

What is a Diesel Particle Filter (DPF)?

As mentioned above a Diesel Particle Filter (DPF), is a filter that remove harmful emissions emitted by a diesel vehicle.

These filters are very effective and can capture from 30% to over 95% of the harmful soot emitted.

Because Diesel Particle Filters (DPF) have a finite capacity, over time soot and other particles can clog and block the filters.

A blocked filter can cause a number of issues including increased harmful emissions, decrease in vehicle performance,  increase in fuel consumption and if left untreated can also lead to damage to the engine itself.

Do I need DPF Cleaning?

There are a few symptoms to look out for that will indicate your DPF requires cleaning:

  • Your dashboard DPF warning symbol has come on
  • You notice a loss of power
  • The automatic stop-start system stops working
  • Your notice a decrease in fuel economy
  • Your cars cooling fans are running more than normal

Manufacturers recommend having DPF cleaned as regularly as every 6 months. This though depends on how you drive your car and the mileage you do.

To book a DPF cleaning today with FiveStar Autocentre just call us on
01484 54 54 22

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