What is a DPF
A Diesel Particulate Filter, also known as a DPF is a filter designed and integrated into the exhaust system of diesel vehicles to trap and safely remove Diesel Particulate Matter or Soot from the exhaust gasses. The aim of the DPF is to remove on average 80% of harmful toxins and lower the emissions of the diesel engine to meet with Euro standards. Regeneration is the process required to clean the DPF and is automatically carried out via the vehicle’s ECU when the soot level inside the DPF filter reaches up to 45% (some vehicles will regenerate much sooner).
The DPF filter has a lifespan of around 70,000 miles (varying dependant on the vehicle) and once the filter can no longer be regenerated or is damaged, then a replacement filter is required. There is a DPF Removal service available, however due to the recent change in legislation it will now be an MOT failure if you have the DPF removed – so we are offering the DPF Removal as an “Off-Road” service only.
Replacement DPF Filters
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a very expensive part to replace when it blocks up. You can in most cases regenerate the filter to get more life out of it but eventually it will need replacing. There are many copy filters available on the market for most makes & models of vehicle but are of poor quality and 9/10 times will only be applicable to vehicles that are over 4 years old. So if you have a new Mazda 6 2.2D for example, then you won’t be able to find a copy filter anywhere on the market – and a new filter direct from Mazda will cost you around £1600 +Vat.
Our Replacement DPF Filter Solution
We are able to offer customers a more affordable solution by supplying custom-built replacement DPF filters. Our DPF filters are all type approved and will keep your vehicle completely road legal so there is no worries about failing an MOT or getting stopped by VOSA.
To give you an example of how much we can save you..
A custom made DPF filter for the 2011 Mazda 6 2.2D will be just £695.00 +Vat (including Fitting Labour + Programming). The main dealer will want in excess of £2000 +Vat to do the complete job.
All of our custom built Replacement DPF Filters come with a 12 month warranty. If you have a blocked filter and are looking for an affordable replacement solution, give us a call today and find out how we can help you.