Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
The DPF was introduced to the exhaust system to reduce diesel particulate and soot emissions by trapping the particles in the filter.
Due to ongoing emissions controls, this was to assist in reducing the ‘black smoke’ and output commonly known in diesel vehicles and to better the environment.
When the saturation levels inside the filter reach a certain level, the temperature is increased to ‘burn off’ the particles.
It is always advised to do ‘longer trips’ in a diesel vehicle to allow for the regeneration process to occur. For example, highway trips allows for high exhaust temperatures. Short, start/stop trips does not allow for the exhaust to get up to temperature.
If you have concerns that your DPF is blocked or a warning lights has appeared on your dash, please call us to assist.