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Diesel Particulate Filter - DPF

Most people haven’t heard of their Diesel particulate Filter (DPF). But, it’s a component that really needs your attention. If not, you could end up facing some hefty repair bills at a later date.

Diesel Particulate Filters have been standard fitment on all vehicles since 2009. And, since then, the technicians at our Macclesfield Audi and Volkswagen garage have been fixing them for an affordable price.

Unsure about your Diesel Particulate Filter? Get in touch today and we’ll take a look to make sure yours is free from any faults.

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DPF Car Repair at Links Automotive
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What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

Simply put: it’s a filter that traps and stores exhaust soot, helping to reduce emissions and heavy black smoke from coming out of your exhaust pipe.

It seems simple. But, if your Diesel Particulate Filter gets blocked, your engine won’t be as efficient as it should. And, due to tight regulations, that can be expensive.

However, Links Automotive is a specialist Macclesfield VAG garage; we’re experts in Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Škoda. And, that means we know how to keep a DPF bill to a minimum.

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The safest, cheapest and easiest way to make sure your car is running correctly is to bring it to Links Automotive.


If my DPF light is on do I need a new DPF?

I’ve had my DPF cleaned and the light is back on. Why is this?

Generally, your DPF light means your system needs evaluating. However, on the odd occasion, it can also mean:

A faulty temperature or pressure sensor, or a failed exhaust gas recirculation valve. Problems with the injection system or faulty glow plugs.

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How long does a DPF clean take?

We only use the latest, innovative equipment, so a thorough DPF clean should take no longer than 2 hours. If we expect it to take any longer, we’ll let you know!

If my DPF light is on do I need a new DPF?

You probably won’t need a new Diesel Particulate Filter. We’ll generally be able to clean it for you, saving you £££’s in unnecessary replacement.

However, if the lights on and you don’t get it checked, don’t be surprised if you’re facing a whole a new engine. And, that’s not cheap.

Why Links?

Because you’ll get jargon-free advice from your personal technician, with excellent workmanship at a dealership beating price. Our team uses the same innovative tools as the dealerships, and are trained to the exact same high standards, but at a more affordable price for you, and much shorter waiting lists.

You’ll receive a free safety check every time we see your vehicle, plus we’re super convenient for Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Knutsford and Congleton and the surrounding areas.

And, we’ll never carry out any work before confirming prices with you.

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