DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Services
What is a DPF filter?
Most diesel cars from 2007 onwards will be fitted with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), the filter is part of the exhaust system and is designed to capture the soot particles before they leave the system thus reducing the exhaust emissions.
DPF filters were introduced as a means of controlling the emissions from diesel vehicles and ever since 2009 the Euro 5 ruling has been in force that stipulates all diesel cars must be fitted with a diesel particulate filter.
The filter works by acting as a physical trap for the particles that would otherwise come out the back of your vehicle. Just like any other filter it requires cleaning to ensure the flow of exhaust gas remains and that it doesn’t get blocked with ash.
Luckily there is a procedure in place whereby the vehicle will self clean the DPF as you drive but this has limitations and can be prone to problems. When one of these limitations is hit or a problem occurs this is when we can help.