Why clean your DPF?
The Diesel Particulate Filter is in the exhaust system of all diesel-powered cars, vans, LGVs and HGVs. It is a vital component that is designed to enable cars to pass increasingly tough emissions legislation. The DPF’s job is to trap particles that are caused by the compression-ignition combustion process and thereby prevent harmful smoke (and emissions) being pumped into the atmosphere.
As with any filter, the DPF will gradually get clogged with the soot that it traps. This decreases the flow of exhaust gasses from the engine, decreases engine efficiency and increases engine strain, eventually leading to damage in engine components. By cleaning the DPF, you can ensure the unblocked flow of exhaust gasses and maintain engine efficiency.