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Oct 25

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Diesel Particulate Filter Faults

[notice]Lakeside Garage can help with Diesel particulate filter (DPF) faults and regenerations for VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and BMW.[/notice]

Diesel cars are now fitted with DPF’s that can be expensive to replace. They filter out the soot particles in the diesel exhaust system but rely on the car being driven at higher speeds constantly to regenerate (clean the filter). They are a service item and at some point will require replacing as the filter will get blocked and regeneration cannot be carried out. This usually happens between 80,000 and 120,000 miles. However short journeys, incorrect oil fitted at service or lack of servicing can cause early failure of this filter.

We are able to help with these by forcing a regeneration of the DPF through the engine management system with our dedicated diagnostic software. If this can’t be done as the filter is too blocked we are able to manually clean the filter to save money on buying a new item which can be costly.

If you have a Diesel particulate filter fault or need a replacement then call us first. Many people replace sensors and wiring to try to cure DPF faults when in reality using the correct equipment and cleaning the filter is actually the answer.

We are able to collect and deliver you car free of charge from Staines, Windsor, Ascot, Slough, Egham, Ashford and Heathrow and all the surrounding areas!

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