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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 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!

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!

How much does a DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement cost?

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36 manufacturers for DPF Cleaning, regeneration & replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £173.06 - £585.70

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 54

£429

£218 - £559

£297 - £727

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Audi

Parts costs: £336.98 - £790.55

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 703

£705

£455 - £819

£639 - £1,109

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BMW

Parts costs: £494.87 - £1,089.42

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2010

£816

£576 - £1,022

£755 - £1,316

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £293.62 - £552.73

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 94

£486

£346 - £523

£457 - £676

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £252.83 - £1,236.84

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5

£721

£296 - £1,099

£390 - £1,372

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Citroen

Parts costs: £211.81 - £457.95

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 870

£368

£271 - £450

£372 - £594

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Dacia

Parts costs: £188.46 - £236.63

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2

£299

£238 - £246

£324 - £334

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Dodge

Parts costs: £523.10 - £865.99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 6

£752

£606 - £814

£793 - £1,050

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Fiat

Parts costs: £230.00 - £459.55

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 97

£398

£267 - £440

£350 - £573

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Ford

Parts costs: £290.18 - £753.76

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1995

£542

£339 - £705

£445 - £906

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Honda

Parts costs: £270.19 - £603.38

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 85

£486

£332 - £603

£447 - £804

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £122.86 - £405.71

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 96

£301

£195 - £423

£292 - £575

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Iveco

Parts costs: £445.14 - £534.17

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 4

£529

£530 - £530

£703 - £703

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £356.03 - £550.26

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 389

£481

£413 - £523

£540 - £679

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Jeep

Parts costs: £245.60 - £990.23

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 12

£611

£315 - £931

£432 - £1,202

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Kia

Parts costs: £223.52 - £384.74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 80

£374

£294 - £402

£409 - £547

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £385.53 - £1,134.46

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 154

£720

£432 - £1,020

£556 - £1,284

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Lexus

Parts costs: £435.23 - £557.44

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 43

£598

£528 - £558

£708 - £743

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Mazda

Parts costs: £203.27 - £327.09

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 161

£330

£283 - £367

£403 - £515

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £266.77 - £852.02

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 624

£692

£343 - £814

£473 - £1,060

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MINI

Parts costs: £227.61 - £352.42

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 84

£426

£351 - £420

£519 - £603

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £149.16 - £275.40

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 57

£274

£233 - £319

£346 - £453

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Nissan

Parts costs: £305.51 - £636.03

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 477

£514

£356 - £602

£468 - £779

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £213.03 - £339.74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1023

£347

£272 - £360

£373 - £494

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Porsche

Parts costs: £185.78 - £236.26

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 11

£325

£275 - £287

£401 - £416

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Renault

Parts costs: £189.28 - £665.19

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 180

£406

£275 - £672

£397 - £900

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Rover

Parts costs: £214.20 - £257.04

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£250

£252 - £252

£333 - £333

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Saab

Parts costs: £373.97 - £552.31

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 147

£482

£408 - £519

£516 - £670

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SEAT

Parts costs: £235.73 - £781.41

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 188

£560

£362 - £792

£535 - £1,062

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Skoda

Parts costs: £278.75 - £807.65

Labour time: 1-4 hours

# of quotes: 122

£626

£340 - £864

£457 - £1,189

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Subaru

Parts costs: £290.99 - £738.09

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 7

£552

£355 - £693

£476 - £893

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £277.97 - £335.99

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 21

£357

£338 - £340

£454 - £457

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Toyota

Parts costs: £239.76 - £657.58

Labour time: 3-6 hours

# of quotes: 57

£660

£412 - £864

£631 - £1,288

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £330.24 - £976.86

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1273

£629

£388 - £878

£511 - £1,105

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £385.93 - £1,059.08

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 772

£832

£504 - £1,032

£698 - £1,357

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Volvo

Parts costs: £272.60 - £998.02

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 461

£630

£323 - £911

£428 - £1,155

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  • Aixam
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Recent DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£1,184.85

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) replacement

Vauxhall Meriva
Northampton
£420.98

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) replacement

Jaguar XF
Crewkerne
£152.68

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean

Renault Master
Falmouth
£306.61

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) replacement

Peugeot Partner
Sutton Coldfield