DPF Cleaning

DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) comes in every diesel car and is designed according to current emission requirements. The main job of DPF is to store the residue from the exhaust to reduce carbon emissions. The capacity of DPF is restricted, so it requires cleaning after some time.

At GMP Autos, our specialists are experienced in DPF filter cleaning, utilising advanced technology to clean your DPF filter and make it as good as new. It is advised to check your filter regularly to keep your car carbon-clean and avoid extra costs.

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Signs of Blockage in Your DPF

According to our experts, some clear signs indicate that you are facing blockage in your DPF, and the car needs to be checked immediately:

  • A warning light on your car dashboard is the first notable sign of DPF blockage. It will mostly resemble an engine block and an amber-coloured sign.
  • Reduction in engine power is also the most common sign. The limited exhaust flow will drop the engine performance, especially on steep roads.
  • Extreme smoke from the vehicle’s tail indicates that DPF has clogged soot and requires cleaning.
  • A rise in fuel consumption can also show that your car is not performing efficiently, which may be due to the jam in your DPF.
  • The recurring regeneration cycles of your DPF can also be due to the blockage. Regeneration cycles are performed automatically to clean DPF in most advanced cars, and if they occur frequently, there is undoubtedly a problem.
  • A strong smell of diesel in your car cabin suggests that your exhaust is not filtering correctly, and the DPF filter requires cleaning.
  • Starting issues in your car can be due to a clogged DPF. It mostly leads to gas accumulation within the engine. This condition can prevent your engine from starting until the excess pressure is alleviated. It can be more costly than regular cleaning.

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Steps to Avoid Blockage in Your DPF

There are several solutions defined by our company’s specialists that you could follow to avoid blockage in your DPF, such as:

  • Use the correct type of oil, such as manufacturer-approved oil.
  • Always check your Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve.
  • Drive a little bit faster by revving the engine to heat up the exhaust.
  • Always watch out for engine lights and other signs suggesting blockage.
  • Check your diesel car anti-pollution system frequently.
  • Do regular maintenance checkups.
  • Avoid taking short trips in your diesel car.
  • Choose the correct type of DPF filter recommended by the manufacturer.
  • The engine should be running during the regeneration.

What to Expect from GMP Autos?

Here at GMP Autos, we provide various services for DPF cleaning in Birmingham. We cover a range of vehicle DPF cleaning services, including Audi, BMW, BMW Mini, Maybach, Mercedes, Smart, and Volkswagen. Our services include:

  • Mobile DPF cleaning
  • Replacement of DPF
  • Off-car cleaning
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Carbon cleaning
  • Mobile workshop

Contact GMP Autos for the most reliable specialised DPF cleaning in the region.

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The cost of DPF cleaning depends on the company you choose for cleaning services, but the average cost of cleaning is around £117.50. The cost will increase to around £500 to £2000 if there is a replacement involved.

An average time of 2 to 3 hours is required, but the time consumption could increase if you are trying to perform an active/passive regeneration. It also relies on the type of vehicle and condition of DPF.

The most common cause of your DPF blockage is too many short trips where the DPF’s regeneration process is not activated. It can also be due to a malfunctioning DPF sensor, the use of improper engine oil, or a deteriorating turbocharger.

If you are avoiding your car’s DPF cleaning, it could cause severe damage to your car and even cost you some dough. Some of the common effects include:

  • Loss of engine power.
  • Low fuel efficiency.
  • Car unable to speed up properly.
  • Increased emissions from the exhaust.
  • Engine failure.
  • High repair costs.