Imagine you drive your car daily, and you start observing a decrease in horsepower over time. Along with deduction in fuel economy, you also hear a strange sound from your car’s engine. You don’t really know what’s happening, so you go to the workshop to get your car checked. You are given a brief idea of what might be wrong and what needs to get checked. The worker asks you to leave the car behind so that he can work on it, while also adding up the dollars he’d be making.
What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a piece of equipment that is responsible for cleaning your car’s exhaust. A DPF won’t function properly if it is dirty and has collected too many particulates. This can also lead to filter damage, engine damage, reduction in fuel economy along with deduction in horsepower. Also, regenerating back from a damaged DPF is a time taking process. Hence, you also have to suffer a long downtime. It is always better to maintain your car’s DPF rather than to get it repaired later on. Repairing of DPF is an expensive task and should be avoided as much as possible.
Is the Regeneration Button not effective?
The regeneration button of your car does clean your DPF, but it isn’t always enough. Some large particles don’t pass through the air filter and aren’t combustible either, and therefore, can’t be turned to ash. These particles give a back pressure that leads to a reduction in the performance of your vehicle.
Cleaning of Diesel Particulate Filter
Regens are an important component keep your DPF clean, but you also need scheduled maintenance by an expert as well. The cleaning process of a DPF can only be done by removing it from the vehicle completely. It is the job of a qualified technician; so only get your DPF cleaning done from a place that can restore your DPF to 90% or better.
Advantages of a clean Diesel Particulate Filter
If the cleaning process is done well, the DPF filters should be in an almost new condition. It will increase fuel economy, which means a lighter burden on your wallet. Some other benefits that come along are:
• Increase in overall performance
• Boost in horsepower
• Fewer regenerations required
• Less downtime
• Low-cost maintenance
• Longer life of your DPF
• Increase in time between cleanings
Timely maintenance of DPF doesn’t only increase the performance of the vehicle, but also saves you money and time.
Keep track of the following cycle to know when to get your DPF checked:
• Time – Every 12 months
• Mileage – Every 60,000 miles
• Oil Consumption – Every 16 quartz
For any queries regarding DPF cleaning Northampton, contact our experienced professionals at Jacksons MOT centre