If you drive a diesel vehicle, it’s vital to the health of your engine that you regularly have a DPF filter cleaning performed by a professional. Your DPF (diesel particulate filter) is part of your exhaust system, catching the soot and ash particles from your diesel engine before they are released into the atmosphere.
A well-maintained DPF system will then remove these particles through a process known as regeneration. If your vehicle is only being driven at low speeds, this process may not be working as efficiently and it’s common for DPFs to fill up with the soot and ash particles. Once this occurs, you will need an expert in DPF servicing to clean the filter out and bring it back into operation before your engine is harmed.
DPF cleaning professionals
At Great Lakes Auto Centre, our team of highly-trained mechanics will first diagnose the issue with your DPF, then professionally clean it. As a member of the Bosch Car Service Network, we have access to the top-of-the-range equipment and the experience to use them properly, so we can return your DPF to you clean and undamaged.
The DCS-20 is one of the best machines on the market for DPF cleaning, able to remove up to 100% of particulate buildup. Using a combination of chemicals, water and air, it’ll leave your diesel particulate filter cleaner than you would believe and ready to get you safely back on the road.
When to bring your vehicle in for DPF cleaning
If you drive a diesel vehicle it’s recommended that you get your DPF inspected and cleaned every 6–9 months, to reduce the risk of it becoming irreparably damaged and needing to replace your whole DPF system.
Some models of car include a DPF warning light on their dashboard, to let you know when your DPF needs to be looked at. If you don’t have this feature, there are some signs your vehicle will give you that you need to bring it to us for an inspection:
- Your car is using more diesel than you are used to
- Your car is releasing an excessive amount of exhaust smoke
- You can smell diesel more strongly while you’re driving
- Your engine feels less powerful or is dipping in power
If you’re worried about your vehicle’s DPF, don’t hesitate to call our team of expert mechanics at (02) 6555 6844, or fill in our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.