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Diesel Particulate Filters: what you need to know…

If you own a diesel car, you probably have a diesel particulate filter, however, you may not know exactly what this is or what it means for you, so here we explain exactly what they are, what they do, why you need them and how to maintain them.

Diesel particulate filters have been fitted to diesel-fuel cars for almost two decades now – if you’re buying one new or nearly-new, it’s almost certain it will be equipped with one.

A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot (some refer to them as soot traps) in order to reduce emissions from diesel cars. But because they only have a finite capacity, this trapped soot periodically has to be emptied or ‘burned off’ to regenerate the DPF.

If the DPF is becoming clogged with soot or a fault develops in the system, an orange light will typically appear on the dashboard.

Is the light on your dashboard on?  Check out DPF Services, LLC (dpfservicesllc.com) for all of your diesel particulate filter and diesel oxidation catalysts needs.  From cleaning and restoring your existing filter to brand new direct fit replacement parts, we have you covered and can help you get back on the road in no time.  Our mechanics have thorough standard operating procedures that are specifically aimed at getting our customers back on the road at the lowest cost possible without jeopardizing the integrity of your filter and efficiency of your vehicles performance.

WE CLEAN DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS (DPF) BY UTILIZING THE INDUSTRY’S MOST INNOVATIVE PNEUMATIC AND THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES, AND RESTORE THEM TO THEIR OPTIMAL OPERATING CAPABILITIES.

For more DPF knowledge go to:  http://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/driving-advice/diesel-particulate-filters-what-you-need-to-know/

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