DPF Cleaning Swindon
Need DPF cleaning in Swindon? Then visit SCC Autos for diesel particulate filter cleaning at competitive prices. We use the latest state-of-the-art technology to perform DPF cleaning which will improve the performance of your vehicle. To arrange a quote or book an appointment for DPF cleaning in Swindon, get in touch with the team.
Why Do I Need DPF Cleaning?
The diesel particulate filter acts as an exhaust soot trap to reduce the emissions your diesel car emits into the atmosphere. If it becomes clogged it will trigger a fault code in the ECU which will, in turn, cause a warning light to appear on the dashboard. Symptoms of a blocked diesel particular filter include those listed below. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is likely that your vehicle requires DPF cleaning. Failing to address the issue can lead to further damage which can be costly to repair.
- Unusual acrid smell due to gas build-up
- Loss of power
- Higher fuel consumption
- Harder to start the engine
- Turbocharger issues
Why Does a Diesel Particulate Filter Become Blocked?
There are various reasons as to why your diesel particulate filter may become blocked. For example, owners of diesel cars that usually only make short journeys can cause the filter to become blocked as the car doesn’t have a chance to regenerate the filter. In addition, the blockage could be caused by other factors such as failing turbo, faulty DPF sensor or incorrect engine oil.
Automatic regeneration of the filter can occur through either passive or active regeneration.
Passive DPF Regeneration
Passive DPF regeneration happens when the car is driven at a reasonable speed on an A road or motorway for a long distance. During a longer and faster journey, the exhaust temperature is increased which helps to burn off excess soot. As a result, if you own a diesel car, then we advise regular trips at a sustained speed lasting between 30 minutes to an hour to assist with passive regeneration.
Active DPF Regeneration
Active DPF regeneration occurs automatically and is triggered by the ECU when the filter reaches around 45% capacity. Fuel is injected into the engine which raises the temperature in order to burn off soot that is stored within the filter.
What Does Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning Involve?
We use a state-of-the-art DPF cleaning machine that will process a forced regeneration. Once the process is completed the blockage will be cleared. This will allow the car to regenerate automatically via either passive or active regeneration. Our cleaning process is completely compliant with MOT legislation and offers a 95% success rate.
We offer two types of filter cleaning. The first option will ensure your filter stays clean and functional, where the second option is specially designed to remove blockages.
If we cannot clean your filter or it has become damaged, we can source OEM parts to get your car back on the road. So, call today to book an appointment and get your car performing as it should.