What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?
If you don’t know what your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is, don’t worry. It’s one of the least known components in a car. But, while it might be little known, your Diesel Particulate Filter is extremely important if you don’t want to face 4-figure fines.
Your Diesel Particulate Filter traps soot and stores it. That’s its role. They were imposed by Euro regulations to pass tight emission control tests. So, if yours isn’t working correctly and you don’t get it fixed, there are serious fines to pay.
And, although most Diesel Particulate Filters are designed to burn off accumulated soot. They can get blocked. So, it’s vital you make sure your DPF is working correctly.
Why is my DPF light on?
Your Diesel Particulate Filter light is on because you have a potential problem on your hands. It’s time to get your DPF checked ASAP. If you decide to leave it, you’ll be met with a flashing light, which 99% of the time means you’re facing expensive repairs.
So, don’t let it get to that stage. If your DPF light is on, call MOT-A-CAR and the team will happily make sure everything is running as it should at a great price.
Why is my DPF blocked?
There are many reasons why your Diesel Particulate Filter could be blocked. However, here are some of the more common reasons:
- A faulty DPF light didn’t alert you to a problem
- Incorrect oil
- Failing turbo
- Too many short journeys where the regeneration process (the process that burns stored soot to keep your DPF clear) hasn’t had time to activate
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If you want reliable DPF treatment while you wait, MOT-A-CAR is the place for you.