DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Problems?

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

A large number of diesel vehicles now have a Diesel particulate filter (DPF) fitted to them.  These are a vital part of the vehicle’s emissions control system but unfortunately they can be prone to problems as many diesel owners are well aware! A DPF that is not re-generating can lead to many other problems if not rectified.

However, a DPF light on your dashboard might not be as bad as it first seems. There may be a number of reasons why the light will be illuminated. For example, glow plugs/ manifold or sensors just to name a few. It is not necessarily the filter itself that is fully at fault. We often find it is a secondary fault causing the filter to not automatically re-generate. If this is caught in time, it may be possible to rectify the issue before too much damage is caused to the DPF itself.

Don’t Worry, We Can Help!

The technicians here at Drighlington MOT Centre are highly experienced in the diagnosis of DPF problems. Therefore, meaning you are given the best help and advice to get your car back to optimum running, quickly and efficiently. In addition to this we can give you help and advice to try prevent future DPF issues. Including the Tunap additive (below) that we recommend, which can help to reduce the temperature at which your vehicle needs to run to achieve re-generation.

DPF Fuel Additives

We can supply an additive which is poured into to the fuel tank to help with this issue. It reduces the effective working temperature in the DPF allowing it to regenerate much more easily, without the need for long runs. Give us a call or drop in for more info from our fully trained technicians.

These additives are also available be purchased from us on Ebay. Follow this link to read more:



From advice to repair and regeneration our technicians are happy to help. Why not call us on 0113 2879050 for more information?


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