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Diesel Particulate Filters – Repairs & Maintenance

At David Stokes Motors, we offer a full DPF cleaning, maintenance, and repair service. Our years of experience combined with the latest equipment and technology mans that we are your one stop shop for all your DPF needs.

A DPF, or Diesel Particulate Filter, fitted in the exhaust system, to catch any particles such as carbon and other pieces of dirt. This essentially reduces emissions and ensures these pieces are not released into the atmosphere. A DPF is a relatively new type of filter, and we have found that many of our customers are unsure of what exactly the DPF does, are unaware of the warning signs of any issues, and simply don't know the importance of properly maintaining the filter system.

An effective DPF is hugely important to the overall safety of your car, and any blockages or problems can cause issues in other parts of the engine or electrical system. That's why routine cleaning and regular servicing is needed to ensure that your DPF runs smoothly at all times.

DPF Repairs

David Stokes Motors are DPF specialists. That means that we quickly identify any issues in your DPF and have the issue rectified quickly. We have invested in all of the latest DPF equipment and technology which allows us to provide a fully comprehensive DPF service to all of our customers.

The majority of DPF issues begin with blockages. The DPF is a self-cleaning system. However, if you drive short journeys, regularly drive in the wrong gear, or drive in a lot of start-stop traffic, this function cannot work properly. The build up of particles and dirt will block the filter and ultimately lead to repairs, or even a replacement being necessary. If these issues are ignored, problems can start to appear in other parts of the car such as the engine or ECU. At David Stokes Motors, we can quickly and correctly identify the cause of the problem and conduct the necessary repair work. We are the only garage in Europe who can currently test for the efficiency of the DPF and the production of particles while the car is running.

DPF Warning Signs

There are a number of ways to tell if your DPF needs to be checked by a professional mechanic.

These include:

  • Engine Checklight Appears
  • Loss of Power
  • Smoke from the Exhaust
  • Burning Smell
  • Poor Fuel Consumption

If you notice any of these signs, you should bring your car into David Stokes Motors as soon as possible for a free diagnostic check.

If there is an issue we can repair it quickly before the problem spreads. We will also provide you with an efficiency report to certify that your DPF has been repaired and is now working properly again. The cost of replacing a DPOF can be up to €5000 so it always better to have it repaired as quickly as possible.

Contact the Team at David Stokes Motors to Book your DPF check or for Further Details

DPF Cleaning

Regular and effective cleaning of your DPF will not only make sure that it works better for longer but will also make your car much safer to drive. At David Stokes Motors, we provide have state of the art DPF cleaning machines for a quick and efficient service.

DPFs are built to be self-cleaning. However short, low speed journeys, stop-start traffic, and driving in the wrong gear can prevent the self-cleaning action from working properly. If dirt, soot, and particles are allowed to build up in the filter then many other problems will occur and an expensive replacement may even be necessary. The cleaning process is relatively simple and quick. DPF cleaning machine work similar to a large washing machine. The filter is soaked in a cleaning chemical and then rinsed thoroughly with water through a hose and jet. The condition of your filter will drastically improve, reducing the number of particles your car releases into the atmosphere.

A DPF cleaning with David Stokes Motors will give you a better free flowing exhaust system, allow for better fuel consumption, restore engine power and ultimately eliminate any potential DPF repairs.

The Importance of DPF Cleaning

While there are many garages out there advertising DPF removal we must inform you that is illegal. Removing the DPF from your car is not only against the law but will also cause major repair issues. In order to remove the DPF, the cars electrical system must be adjusted which will cause untold issues and damage to the rest of the car. Regular cleaning and maintenance is the only way to ensure your car exhaust and filter system runs efficiently. And prevent problems from occurring.

Additionally, there is legislation being introduced that makes the DPF a vital part of the NCT. Soon, your car will fail the NCT if it has a blocked or damaged Diesel Particulate System. While the test does not currently check for this, it is better to be prepared, and start getting maintenance work done now in advance of the legislation so that when the legislation is introduced you will have nothing to worry about.

For Further Details or to Book you DPF Cleaning contact David Stokes Motors Today

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