Mobile DPF Cleaning for West Midlands
Has your DPF warning light come on your dashboard?
Experiencing poor fuel economy?
Sudden loss of power in your vehicle?
Your DPF filter may be blocked and needs cleaning.
Try this before calling us
DPF warning light is on, and you still have power in your vehicle? Drive for 30 to 50 minutes for a consistent speed on an A-road or a motorway. This may regenerate your DPF filter manually. If the warning light is still on after this ride, give us a call. You’ll need a DPF filter clean.
You can continue to drive with a DPF light on. But, as the soot continues to build, your vehicle can lose power. At this point, you’ll be risking your own life as well as others. This is when we'll come to you for a DPF clean.
What is DPF cleaning?
A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a filtration system that collects soot and emissions as the vehicle goes on its various journeys. The filter cleans itself by burning the soot when your exhaust reaches 500 degrees centigrade. If you regularly drive at sustained speed on an A-road or motorway for 30 to 50 minutes, you’ll reach this temperature and your DPF filter will regenerate.
If you only drive around the city, your vehicle may not drive enough to reach those temperatures. When regeneration fails, the soot builds up and blocks your filter.
A blocked DPF filter can be cleaned through forced regeneration.
That’s where we come in.
Instead of changing your DPF (which sometimes costs more than your car!), we clean your DPF in two stages:
- Burn the soot with a specially formulated regeneration solution
- Remove all contamination in your DPF with a flush
We also recommend changing your DPF pressure sensor.
Is DPF cleaning worth it?
DPF cleaning is worth it if you want:
- More miles per gallon
- Fewer regenerations needed
- Cheaper maintenance costs
If you don’t clean your DPF, expect to:
- Pay £800 - £1500 every time the system breaks
- Spend more on fuel
- Fail your MOT
- Lose power in your car
A blocked DPF damages your engine.
It prevents the normal ventilation of gases and increases the pressure within your engine and exhaust system. If you leave the blocked DPF system for too long, your engine may not even start. Unblocking your DPF reduces your risk of replacing your engine or being forced to buy a new car.
How often should you get your DPF cleaned?
DPFs should be cleaned every 100,000 miles, especially if used for commercial use. Some manufacturers recommend cleaning every 6 months whilst some models can go longer. It depends on the vehicle and model type.
How much does it cost to clean a DPF filter?
The average cost to clean a DPF filter in the UK is £195.50.
We charge £149 for a straightforward clean. Your quote may increase if the DPF filter is blocked and needs extra work.
Speak to us directly to get a quote. We’re happy to offer advice on all your engine cleaning needs.
Call us on 07846 053804.