Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning
Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning in Marlow - Tower Garage (Marlow)
If you have a diesel engine vehicle produced within the last ten years, there’s a good chance you have a Diesel Particulate Filter fitted. In a nutshell, these filters stop soot particles from leaving the exhaust pipe and doing us and the environment harm.
We all love these things until they go wrong, then we realize how much saving the planet is going to cost us personally! A high percentage of DPFs can regenerate themselves as the car is driven and without the driver even knowing it’s taking place, but for drivers who generally drive short distances, the regeneration might not be able to take place.
In these instances, the first a driver would know about a problem is when a warning light comes on in the dash panel display. At that point, the driver should refer to the vehicle manual and follow the instructions to force regeneration. If the regeneration fails for whatever reason, the problem will compound with a possible end result of major expense. If the filter becomes totally blocked it may need replacing and that can cost upward of £1000! At Tower Garage (Marlow), we have a much cheaper alternative to DPF replacement.
A customer came to us for a second opinion when a VW dealer told her that she would have to buy a new DPF at a cost of £2200. They told her that the DPF was blocked beyond regeneration and to a point, they were right. Regenerating a heavily blocked filter can result in a fire due to the high temperatures involved within the system. In this particular case, our diagnostic computer warned our technician of possible fire if he proceeded to try and regenerate the filter. Luckily for our customer, we were able to offer an alternative route that after implementing, cleared the DPF completely. Total cost to our customer? £250 inclusive!
If you have a problem with your DPF or any other problem, you could save money by contacting Tower Garage (Marlow). Contact us online or call us now on 01628 477766.
The team at Tower Garage (Marlow) want you to have as much reassurance as possible that you and your vehicle are in the best hands in the area. That’s why we work hard to achieve the memberships and affiliations that we’re accredited to; all to give you the peace of mind that comes from their endorsement of our service and workmanship. We’ve been members of the RMI Federation for over 65 years and also work under the watchful eye of the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, Trading Standards, Trust My Garage and the Independent Garage Association.