DPF Cleaning

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‘Diesel Particulate Filter’ Testing & Cleaning

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) catch soot in the exhaust of diesel vehicles and since 2009, diesel vehicles have been fitted with these filters in respect of ‘European 5’ standards. The filter provides for a 80% reduction in soot emissions and helps by cutting out harmful air pollutants, which contribute to 29,000 deaths each year in the UK.

Diesel vehicles fitted with these type of filters need to be serviced every 75,000 miles. However, if you do not drive persistently on motorways, then the Diesel Particulate Filter will not re-generate itself passively and will require a full service, even before the 75,000 mile limit.

At ABS Auto Repairs in Southampton, we are able to carry out tests on your Diesel Particulate Filter and rectify any problems encountered via our Specialist DPF Cleaning & Re-generation Service.

Other car garages may offer to remove your vehicle’s DPF however; this is an illegal procedure under the the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulation 61a (3) and from February 2014, your vehicle will automatically fail it’s MOT if the DPF has been removed. You may also be fined between £1,000 to £2,500 if you opted to remove the filter via a DPF removal service.

Contact us for further information on DPF Testing and Cleaning, especially if you encounter the ‘Particulate Filter’ warning light appearing on the dashboard. Please be aware, this is a major warning which should not be ignored. If you do, you may notice other lights on the dashboard appearing persistently as you continue to drive the vehicle. This may eventually lead to deterioration of a variety of other parts.