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Recent DPF Cleaning, regeneration & replacement Mechanic Reviews in Bristol


369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...



27 Reviews

Pascoe Group LTD T/A Gwent M.O.T Station

Garage serving Bristol, 8 years of experience

Having worked within the motor industry for 7+ years, I now work at a Class 4 Mot Centre that provides top quality Servicing, Car Repairs, Car MOT's, Welding, Exhaust, Brakes, Cam Belts, Clutch Replacement, ...



20 Reviews

Gareths Mobile Auto Repair

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 14 years of experience

I've worked on all makes and models of vehicles. No job is too big or too small. Some of the services I do, include engine service, brakes, cam belts, timing chains, clutches, engine changes. I have the late...



105 Reviews

Ac Automotive Wiltshire LTD

Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience

I began my career studying at City of Bristol College to gain my NVQ qualifications. My first role was with All About Bikes in Bristol for over 3 years before moving to Porsche Mode for 12 months then onto a...



23 Reviews

Evs Service Centre

Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience

Evs service centre is part of the evs group we have been in business 10 years and rapidly growing , we run a big operation in car sales , commercial vehicle sales , vehicle logistics, vehicle body shop , an...



347 Reviews

Dwmechanics

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 21 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...



972 Reviews

R Bluck Motor Repairs

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 15 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...


31st August 2022

STEPHEN, Cirencester

Audi A6 Avant • Additional work following previous booking


16 Reviews

Hp Promise Limited

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 6 years of experience

I began my career not qualified but then decided to get qualified in 2010 & went to university and gained a degree in Automotive Engineering. I continued to work on vehicles and decided to get another qualif...



29 Reviews

CURBSIDE REPAIRS

Garage serving Bristol, 22 years of experience

Curbside repairs are a local, highly reliable mobile mechanic service offering complete range of car maintenance repairs at your door step road side or work place. All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s a...



32 Reviews

Gp Mot & Service Centre Ltd

Garage in Westbury Wiltshire, 24 years of experience

Welcome to GP MOT & Service Centre MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres and more at GP MOT & Service Centre in Westbury. DVSA approved Class 4 MOT test Our fully licensed MOT test lane uses the latest equipment,...



129 Reviews

M.R Auto Services

Garage in Bridgwater, 15 years of experience

Starting my apprenticeship at Renault I then moved to a local independent garage where I spent 11 years building my mechanical knowledge. I then made the transition to self-employed were I offer a mobile ser...



58 Reviews

Dinapoli Motor Services

Garage in Cardiff, 17 years of experience

Having worked in main dealers for 17 years I gained a high level of skill and customer service. Having reached the level of master technician it was time to work for myself. I pride myself on delivering a h...



28 Reviews

CROFT Autocare

Mobile mechanic in Swindon , 11 years of experience

We carry out repairs from Brakes, Tyres & Exhausts to Clutches, Cambelts & Head gaskets. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail for a quote! Servicing your vehicle regularly prolongs its life and in retur...



120 Reviews

F&M Autocare

Garage in Willand, 10 years of experience

F&M Autocare covers all automotive repairs from air conditioning to services. All bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. A newly established business with a wealth of experience you can guaran...


Want to learn more about DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacements in Bristol?

Read our short guide with information on 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.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a dpf cleaning, regeneration & replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

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

The average cost of a DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement in Bristol is on average between £341 and £592. Ultimately the cost for a DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement in Bristol depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Diesel particulate filter (DPF) and Diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaner. We have quotes for the top 36 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£377 £295 - £724 Get exact price

Audi

£608 £633 - £1,101 Get exact price

BMW

£779 £751 - £1,310 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£423 £454 - £673 Get exact price

Chrysler

£686 £388 - £1,369 Get exact price

Citroen

£347 £369 - £590 Get exact price

Dacia

£232 £321 - £332 Get exact price

Dodge

£692 £788 - £1,045 Get exact price

Fiat

£344 £348 - £570 Get exact price

Ford

£509 £442 - £902 Get exact price

Honda

£451 £444 - £798 Get exact price

Hyundai

£293 £288 - £570 Get exact price

Iveco

£512 £698 - £698 Get exact price

Jaguar

£456 £537 - £676 Get exact price

Jeep

£605 £429 - £1,196 Get exact price

Kia

£332 £406 - £542 Get exact price

Land Rover

£714 £554 - £1,280 Get exact price

Lexus

£524 £703 - £738 Get exact price

Mazda

£307 £398 - £510 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£560 £469 - £1,054 Get exact price

MINI

£360 £513 - £596 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£258 £341 - £448 Get exact price

Nissan

£466 £465 - £775 Get exact price

Peugeot

£302 £370 - £490 Get exact price

Porsche

£263 £396 - £411 Get exact price

Renault

£452 £393 - £893 Get exact price

Rover

£245 £331 - £331 Get exact price

Saab

£454 £515 - £667 Get exact price

SEAT

£550 £528 - £1,054 Get exact price

Skoda

£576 £453 - £1,179 Get exact price

Subaru

£509 £473 - £889 Get exact price

Suzuki

£327 £451 - £453 Get exact price

Toyota

£588 £622 - £1,271 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£620 £508 - £1,101 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£741 £692 - £1,349 Get exact price

Volvo

£603 £425 - £1,151 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • LDV
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Austin
  • Daewoo
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • MG
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
  • Daihatsu
  • Isuzu
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International
  • Smart

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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Recent DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacement quotes in Bristol

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.

£129.16

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean

Audi A3
Bristol
£129.16

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean

Jaguar XF
Bristol
£129.16

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) physical clean

Volkswagen Passat
Bristol
£430.09

Diesel particulate filter (DPF) replacement

BMW 3 Series
Bristol