DPF Solutions

DPF Solutions Sheffield

Here at DPF Solutions Sheffield we have been offering Diesel Particle Filter solutions longer than anyone else, so you can be confident that you are getting the best service when you come to us with any DPF troubles.

What is a DPF and why does it become blocked?

A diesel particulate filter, DPF, has the appearance of a catalytic converter and cleans out soot particles from exhaust fumes resulting in cleaner emissions from diesel vehicles.

As you use your car, carbon particles become trapped inside your car’s Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The build-up of these carbon particles means your car loses its ability to filter soot out efficiently and subsequently you will end up with a blocked dpf filter.

Eventually, all DPFs will become clogged, when this happens will depend on the use and age of your vehicle, but until technology improves it will happen to all engines. Most diesel passenger cars, vans and commercial vehicles built after 2005 will have a diesel particle filter, with some models including Citroen and Fiat having installed them from as early as 2001.

Problems Encountered/Dashboard Symbols

A blocked DPF can cause serious and expensive damage to other engine components and requires DPF cleaning. In addition to this a blocked DPF filter can also lead to the exhaust overheating, and this is a serious fire hazard.

To prevent any potential vehicle engine fire, many modern vehicles go into ‘limp mode’, supplying the car with very minimal power.

If your car goes into limp mode or you notice that your DPF warning light or anti-pollutant warning light has come on it should not be ignored and you should seek professional advice straight away.

If you are not sure what these warning lights look like, below are some images of how they appear on the dashboard of most modern vehicles.


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What are my options?

There are a number of solutions that we specialise in here at DPF Solutions Sheffield, and depending on the severity of the blockage and the amount you are willing to spend, we have the perfect resolution to your DPF dilemma.

DPF CLEANING – DPF Solutions can perform a manual or chemical clean and rinse away the soot particles that are blocking your filter.
DPF REGENERATION – In instances where the DPF is not too blocked we can run the car at load and remove the soot accumulated in the DPF.
DPF REPLACEMENT – Replacing the filter can be expensive but you are sure to drive away with a fully functioning filter. We replace the filter with a genuine OEM part (recommended) or a quality aftermarket part.

DPF Solutions Sheffield are highly experienced in all these procedures, contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will happily explain the best DPF solution for you.