Modern diesel vehicles are now fitted with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) as standard as part of European rules that came into force five years ago. UK MoT test stations like Tuna Garage are also now required to check for a DPF in the inspection of the exhaust system as part of the MoT test. The vehicle will automatically fail if the filter had been fitted as standard but is no longer present.
When driving, soot settles on the cell walls of the filter and starts to clog the pores of the DPF unit. This layer of soot can be burnt off during the regeneration process of driving at constant speed for a prolonged period of time, such as motorway driving.
During short journeys or city driving, diesel cars do not reach the required exhaust temperature to allow regeneration to take place. If this continues to happen and regeneration is no longer sufficient to clear the blocked filter, motorists can face some very expensive repair costs.
Tuna Garage has invested a considerable amount in solving this increasing problem with a specially designed DPF cleaner. The cost of the clean is far less than a DPF replacement and the process is completed in under two hours, unlike other DPF cleaning companies that take the vehicle off the road for up to five days.
For further information or advice please call us on 0115 937 7067