Exhaust fumes from Maserati

Introduction

Let’s say at home you notice that the water is not draining away as quick as you would like from the sink. This means you know you have a partial blockage in the pipe-work, and its best to try and remove that blockage prior to the flow of waste water stopping altogether.

This is exactly the same when it comes to your car, obviously not in terms of draining away water, but in terms of how diesel exhaust emissions are emitted from the exhaust.

That’s because as part of the cars exhaust, on most diesel cars will be a “DPF Filter” fitted to the car.

The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is a complex filter, yet the principle of it clogging up, just like the pipework say in a kitchen can mean that a DFP can sometimes become totally clogged.

Therefore it’s entirely possible for the DPF fitted to your cars exhaust to become blocked, and for soot to build up, caused by the combustion of diesel in the engine.

Some cars, depending on the cars make and model can sometimes even go into “limb mode”, meaning the power from the engine is reduced greatly, that’s until the issue is fixed by a mechanic.

This might mean a deep clean of the DPF, or sometimes, the DPF will beyond economical repair, and the cars DPF might need to be replaced.

Its also worth bearing in mind, that at some garages based here in Cardiff, the mechanics and the business itself will sometimes only service and repair a select few car brands, or sometimes just one make of car.

However, we are proud to say, our friendly and highly skilled mechanics work on servicing and repairing many different car brands. So, whether you drive a large German diesel saloon, a petrol Japanese city car or you have an Italian hyper car that has a hybrid engine, which is parked in your garage, we can offer all manner of repairs and servicing.

Due to our mechanics wealth of experience, this is why we are such a popular and respected garage in central Cardiff.


What’s the purpose of a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)?

Diesel cars emit different pollutants, and carbon, which most people simply call soot, so its rather like burning coal within a fireplace, just as these deposits can build up in your chimney, they can as well in your cars exhaust, or to be more exact the DPF.

Therefore, your cars DPF has important job to do, that’s to capture some of that soot while your driving, in the filter, so that it doesn’t all come out of the cars tail-pipe.

Now, as you can imagine, most motorists will use a lot of diesel every year, and therefore a lot of carbon can build up in the exhaust system, which is why its important not to leave it till the point where the filter is completely blocked.

That’s because for some drivers, the only time they know theres a problem with the DPF, is when there’s fault codes on your dashboard, and quite possibly, the cars gone into “limb mode” meaning the speed and engine power is hugely reduced- just imagine if this happened on a summer vacation, it may ruin the whole holiday.

This is why, you may want to get your cars DPF filter deep cleaned by our mechanics.


Is your car displaying a fault code which relates to the cars DPF?

It is possible that sometimes a deep clean of the cars DPF may solve the problem, however, sometimes the DPF can get so clogged, its sometimes beyond economical repair. If your cars DPF needs replacing, we can also to undertake this work for you.

How we can help:

Our garage and highly skilled mechanics are based in the city of Cardiff, our mechanics are used to fixing and cleaning DPF’s.

We don’t just fix DPF problems, we can also offer the full range of car repair services, ranging from replacing a cars brakes, through to changing the clutch.

A lot of our customers come to us for car servicing, so for example, they may want a full service of their car.

While the car is with us, at our garage, we can also offer you many other services. For example, sometimes some of our valued customers may ask for a “brake check” and our mechanics can do this for you, once requested.

If on the other hand, not sure if yours DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) needs a deep clean, or replacing, then why not talk to one of our friendly mechanics.

Our mechanics are on hand to help, so whether you need a full service, car repair work, such as changing the brakes, or just a deep clean of the DPF, we can help.

To book your car in to be repaired, why not call us?

 

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