Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration, Cleaning or Repairs/Replacement on German Vehicles; Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda
Diesel vehicles are fitted with a DPF Filter in their exhaust systems to comply with government legislation.
In theory these filters are brilliant for cutting down soot emissions but in real life we are seeing more and more of our customers suffering from inadequate DPF functioning and many day to day mechanics not fully understanding their operation and maintenance requirements.
YOUR VEHICLE DOES NOT CONSTANTLY NEED FORCED REGENERATIONS- IF THIS IS OCCURING SOMETHING IS WRONG OR OUT OF SPEC. If you cannot get a full explaination as to why your vehicle needs regened go to your next garage!
We offer customers a mechanic who fully understands how a DPF System works. Therefore allowing you to fully understand why you are having problems in the first place.
We offer diagnostic investigations offering you a reason and a repair plan for your vehicle, not just carrying out a 'REGEN' which is a sticky plaster for now and not an effective repair!
A Cleaning and Forced Regeneration Service is available for these systems that are blocked up.
A Sample of things that can lead to DPF Problems;
* Poor Diesel Quality
* Always having below 1/4 tank of diesel (regens can not occur)
* EGR Faults
* Boost Leaks
* Not completing a long enough drive cycle to allow vehicle self maintenance to occur
* DPF Sensor Fault
* Throttle Body Fault
* Heater Plugs not functioning
* High Mileage Vehicles to name but a few reasons.......
DPF Systems life expectancies are 100,000miles with many failing from 30,000+
Many of our customers don't even realise they have these systems installed in their vehicles and that they require maintenance.
Vehicles we see on a regular basis include;