|Cross section of a diesel particulate filter|
It’s fitted to your car's exhaust to trap soot and reduce emissions. The part was introduced to bring cars in line with the ‘Euro 5’ standard on emissions. But depending on how you drive your car, you may need further assistance.
|Soot and ash on diesel particulate filter|
The DPF must then be cleared; this can be carried out at your regular service interval with a DPF treatment to help maintain the efficient operation of both the DPF and the fuel system. If the problem is too severe, you may need to have a costly repair of the diesel particulate filter.
Help is at hand
If you have a diesel car and use it primarily for short journeys, the Good Garage Scheme's member garages can help with a special treatment for a blocked Diesel Particulate Filter that aims to combat the adverse affects of stop/start driving on diesel vehicles.
This treatment for your car will:
- Extend the life of Diesel Particulate Filter
- Minimise running costs
- Maximise fuel economy
- Maintain engine efficiency
- Reduce emissions
- Provide peace of mind
Angelo Chillari, Administrator of the Good Garage Scheme, said: “Our member garages can offer a treatment that has been developed to economically benefit the consumer, as complete replacement of the filter is costly and can also prove to be a recurring problem.”
If you are concerned about your diesel particulate filter, contact your nearest Good Garage Scheme member for further advice.