Why would you need DPF Doctor?
Dpf/Emissions light on?
Has your car lost power?
HQ Garage are DPF Diagnostic and Cleaning Specialists covering the Fife area – we are part of the DPF Doctor National network of specialists.
So What Do We Do?
Our DPF Cleaning Service covers the Fife area, contact us to see how we can help.
What is DPF?
A Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine.
- Why is a DPF important? – Diesels can produce lots of particulate matter (soot) that can lead to respiratory problems and cardiovascular diseases. Since 2009, modern diesel cars have been required to be fitted with a DPF to stop the spread of the soot into the atmosphere.
- Warning Lights – Never ignore a warning light showing that the filter is blocked – if you act when you see the light an active regeneration cycle should be undertaken to clear the warning light by driving for 10 minutes or so at speeds over 40mph. Ignoring a DPF warning light can be harmful to your car – driving in a relatively slow, stop/start pattern will cause soot to build up in the filter and your car will go into ‘restricted performance mode’ as a preventative measure designed to protect your engine. By this point: Simply driving at speed will not suffice. A reputable dealer will have to do a manual or ‘forced’ filter regeneration. In extreme cases, the filter may have to be replaced entirely There’s usually a relatively short time between the DPF being partially blocked and it getting so blocked that it needs a manual regeneration.