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Garage in Biggleswade, 18 years of experience
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PHILIP • 21st March 2023
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Garage in Wolverhampton , 12 years of experience
After completing my nvq qualifications in collage, I decided that being stuck in a workshop was not where I wanted to be… I progressed myself as a hgv driver in the breakdown industry working with car and co...
Garage in Cardiff, 6 years of experience
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EMMA • 18th March 2023
Land Rover Range Rover Sport • Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean and regeneration
Garage in Harrow, 10 years of experience
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Garage in Nottingham , 15 years of experience
I am the owner of the garage, we have been operating for the past 16 years. We are able to carry out all kinds of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, timing belts, gear bo...
ANTHONY • 17th March 2023
Volkswagen Scirocco • Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean and regeneration
Garage in Falkirk, 8 years of experience
Self employed mechanic for the past 3 years covering central Scotland. All work accepted
The engine management light was intermittent with the fault showing as the DPF.
After a forced regeneration my Mercedes is now back to it's best.
I would definitely recommend Ben and Clickmechanic, great service.”
STUART • 15th March 2023
Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Diesel particulate filter (DPF) forced regeneration
Garage in Stevenage , 20 years of experience
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ROBERT • 12th March 2023
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Garage in Newbury, 11 years of experience
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RYAN • 5th March 2023
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Garage in Norwich , 22 years of experience
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Garage in Manchester, 19 years of experience
At J Delaney Mobile Mechanic we have 19 years experience working on all makes and models we do everything from a diagnostics inspection to clutch jobs mobile.
Garage in Birmingham, 17 years of experience
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Garage in Bilston , 14 years of experience
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Garage in Reading, 24 years of experience
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Garage in London, 11 years of experience
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TOM • 13th February 2023
Land Rover Range Rover • Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean and regeneration
Garage in Winscombe, 7 years of experience
I started my Automotive career out with Land Rover and Jaguar specialists. I have been in the industry for 7 years and I have decided it's time for me to go out on my own. Some of the services i offer but no...
ALISON • 9th February 2023
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque • Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean and regeneration
Frequently asked questions about DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacements
Read our answers to questions about DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does the Diesel Particulate Filter light mean?
Your car's internal computer will monitor the level of soot inside the DPF to determine if regeneration is needed. When the level of soot hits a certain threshold, about 45% blocked, then the engine will turn on passive regeneration. If that process is interrupted then the warning light will come on to encourage the driver to do active regeneration.
What does a diesel particulate filter replacement involve?
- The mechanic will check the engine's ECU for Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) related faults.
- Mechanic will inspect the filter.
- If necessary, the Diesel Particulate Filter will be replaced.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic runs engine, tests DPF operation.
- Mechanic will make adjustments where necessary.
Can I do dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the symptoms of a faulty dpf?
There are a number of symptoms which could point to a blocked DPF:
- The DPF warning light on the dashboard will come on
- Car goes into ‘safe’ or ‘limp’ mode
- Loss of power
- High fuel consumption
- Starting issues
How long will a DPF replacement take?
On average a DPF replacement will on average take around 1.5 hours, but can take anywhere from 1 hour to over 2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for a DPF replacement for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How long will a DPF regeneration take?
A DPF regeneration usually takes around 1 1/2 hours to complete. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model and year. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for a DPF regeneration your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How long does it take to clean a DPF filter?
A DPF clean typically takes 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take can depend on the state of the DPF and your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for a DPF clean for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
Is it safe to drive with the DPF warning light on?
The light first coming on is an advisory to use the active regeneration method. This means driving on a motorway for just half an hour. It should turn the light off and solve the soot issue for several weeks.
The sooty particulates will build up quickly causing more issues with your exhaust system, in some cases you may only have a week. The particulates are also extremely bad for the environment, with some of the particles directly responsible for acid rain. The drop in performance will be noticeable, and costly as you will need more fuel to run your car.
How to extend the lifetime of your DPF?
The best way to keep the diesel particulate filter clean and working is to take your car regularly for a drive on the motorway. Manufacturers developed a method to ‘regenerate’ the DPF by driving continuously on a motorway for 30 minutes. At this speed, the engine temperature is high enough to burn down and loosen any clumps of soot stuck in the DPF. This active regeneration and needs to happen every few months, especially if you are driving in an urban environment, where soot builds up more quickly.
Can a DPF be cleaned?
Yes, if a DPF has become too clogged for a forced regeneration or the Mass Ash Volume has been exceeded, then a physical cleaning of the DPF will be required.
How much does DPF regeneration cost?
A DPF regeneration costs on average £90. Pricing will vary depending on your car and location. For an instant price and to find out what you could save by getting a DPF regen through ClickMechanic, select your car at the top of this page!
How much does it cost to have a DPF filter cleaned?
A DPF clean generally costs between £130 and £200 with an average price of £150. Pricing varies depending on your car's make and model and your location. Find out what you could save by getting a DPF clean through ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Can I still drive with a blocked dpf?
Driving with a blocked DPF is not advisable as it can lead to lead further complications on your vehicle. The build up of soot can reach a point whereby the car has to enter 'limp-mode', this to help prevent damage to the engine. If you suspect there is any issue with your dpf or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect.
How often should DPF be cleaned?
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is part of the emissions control system on most Diesel cars and controls soot from passing into the atmosphere, making your Diesel more eco-friendly. As you drive the DPF stacks up with soot which it needs to burn off in order to ‘regenerate’, which effectively cleans the system. It is when the regeneration criteria are not met, for example when using your vehicle mainly for shorter journeys, and the DPF will become too full and get blocked that a physical clean and forced regeneration may be needed.
Is a blocked dpf an MOT failure?
Yes, the presence and functioning of a diesel particulate filter is checked as part of the exhaust system check during an MOT test. A vehicle with a missing DPF filter will result in an automatic MOT failure.
How often should I replace a dpf?
Typically, the DPF filter lasts between 80,000 - 100,000 or even more on a well maintained car. However, if the filter is found to be blocked or faulty, it will need to be replaced to keep up with the emissions standards in the UK.
How much does a DPF filter replacement cost?
On average prices for a DPF filter replacement start from £160 to over £500, with an average cost of £300. Ultimately, the costs for a DPF replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your DPF replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Diesel particulate filter (DPF) and Diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaner. We have dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement prices for 36 different manufacturers.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
- London Taxi's International
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that undertake DPF work
- Carma Autocare, St Leonards On Sea
- Cliftech Ltd, Bradford
- East Anglia Auto's, Banham
- Fleet Services, Worcester
- Fuel Drain / Fd Services, Stevenage
- Greens Auto Services, Norwich, Norfolk
- SAIMITCHAM LTD, Mitchem
- Sbl Mobile Tyres, Ashford
- Spanner Monkeys NE Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne