Everything You Need to Know
If you have a diesel car, you likely have a diesel particulate filter (DPF) fitted. A 2009 legislation made this a legal requirement to help lower CO2 emissions. It is important to keep this filter clean to maintain the performance of your engine. When you come in for car servicing, we inspect the filter and carry out thorough DPF cleaning. At Dartford Transmissions, we also provide engine performance tuning to give you the most from your vehicle in Bexleyheath and the surrounding areas.
We are BMW and Land Rover specialists, and work on all makes and models. For optimal performance, we provide a full mega flush and automatic gearbox repairs.
What is a DPF filter?
DPF filters capture and store exhaust soot as a means to reduce emissions from your car. This soot needs to be emptied periodically to regenerate the DPF and ensure it continues to work effectively.
Since 2009, all new diesel vehicles must be fitted with a DPF filter. It is illegal to remove the filter and can result in a fine of up to £1,000 for cars or £2,500 for vans. Removing a DPF may also invalidate your insurance.
As BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover specialists, we provide maintenance and DPF services for even the most complex systems. This includes a mega flush of automatic transmissions.
Effect on engine performance
Regular DPF maintenance ensures vehicles in Dartford and Bexleyheath maintain good engine performance. As the filter collects more soot, the efficiency of your engine decreases.
Periodic car servicing gives you the best driving experience and extends the lifespan of vehicle systems. As well as DPF cleaning, our engineers undertake a range of other services for maximum performance.
• Engine Performance Tuning
• Mega Flush
• Automatic Gearbox Repairs
• In-Depth Diagnostics
Because we are BMW, Jaguar and Land Rover specialists in Bexleyheath, we provide main-dealer diagnostics and solutions specific to these complex systems.
How to maintain a DPF filter
DPF filters are designed to regenerate themselves. The best way to maintain your filter is to make sure it’s fully capable of regeneration. There are passive and active forms of regeneration. For more information on these, please contact our engineers.
If neither process works and your DPF warning light remains on, it is important to have the professionals at Dartford Transmissions inspect your vehicle as soon as possible.
Ignoring the problem results in more serious issues which are expensive to fix.
We provide DPF cleaning both on and off the vehicle, restoring filters to working order. When you come to us for car servicing from Bexleyheath, we carry out full diagnostics and engine performance tuning in order to give you the most suitable and effective solutions.
We are trained in all kinds of car transmissions and specialise in automatic gearbox repairs. If you are experiencing any issues with your gearbox or exhaust, come and see us in Kent.