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What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

If you don’t know what your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is, don’t worry. It’s one of the least known components in a car. But, while it might be little known, your Diesel Particulate Filter is extremely important if you don’t want to face 4-figure fines.

Your Diesel Particulate Filter traps soot and stores it. That’s its role. They were imposed by Euro regulations to pass tight emission control tests. So, if yours isn’t working correctly and you don’t get it fixed, there are serious fines to pay.

And, although most Diesel Particulate Filters are designed to burn off accumulated soot. They can get blocked. So, it’s vital you make sure your DPF is working correctly.

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Some of Our Customer Feedback

  • John Sikora

    30th November 2022

    Always take my car to Gents garage for my MOT’s as it’s over the road from where I work, what a great bunch of staff there, really helpful and willing to help when you have a problem as l did with my VW Tiguan . I thought it needed a new thermostat or sender unit but they fixed it for me and l didn’t need either. Heating system is working great now and they also did an air conditioning... Read More

  • Michael Hewitt

    15th November 2022

    Excellent service from all staff highly recommend,

  • Bethan Foot

    12th November 2022

    Had some trouble with my car and they went above and beyond to ensure it would pass it’s MOT. Brilliant service and highly recommend. Also great value for money.

  • David Bailey

    10th November 2022

    Arrived unannounced with a puncture and Graham and his team rearranged their work schedule to be able to sort my puncture and get me back on the road. Graham himself carried out the work before going to lunch . Once again great service. Thanks.

  • Mark Stevens

    2nd November 2022

    I've been using this garage for many years now, not just for my annual M.O.T and service but for anything that needs attention on all my car's, I've found their service outstanding in every way, great customer service, helpful and friendly. Good advice given on each and every problem faced with a knowledgeable insight on what's best for my needs, why would I go anywhere else,

  • Mike Williams

    31st August 2022

    Excellent service. Free advice given if required. Always a good price. Never been over charged for work. Very good mechanics ably backed by Graham.

  • Ivan Millen

    4th August 2022

    I have been using Gent's Garage for the last 18 months and found them much better than others I have used in the past.
    The latest was a slight oil leak.
    This was repaired at my convenience.
    Chris understood my current health condition as I am recovering from major surgery.
    Chris arranged for my vehicle to be collected and returned.
    Excellent service strongly... Read More

  • Jacqueline Kelly

    20th July 2022

    I’ve used Gent’s garage for years now for each of the cars I’ve had and I am very happy with the service they provide. I completely trust the work that they do on my car and I’ve never incurred any unnecessary expense. Everyone I’ve met there is friendly and It’s also a bonus that I get a lift to work when I drop my car off.

  • Zoe Byron

    28th May 2022

    Exceptional service after my car failed it’s MOT yesterday. Chris and Andy really looked after me. They took the time to explain the defects with my car, provided a quote and answered all my questions. I decided to go ahead with the repair. I expected to have to re-book for another day but they managed to get the required works done that same day! Wonderful service from a garage of genuinely... Read More

Why is my DPF light on?

Your Diesel Particulate Filter light is on because you have a potential problem on your hands. It’s time to get your DPF checked ASAP. If you decide to leave it, you’ll be met with a flashing light, which 99% of the time means you’re facing expensive repairs.

So, don’t let it get to that stage. If your DPF light is on, call Gents Garage and the team will happily make sure everything is running as it should at a great price.

Why is my DPF blocked?

There are many reasons why your Diesel Particulate Filter could be blocked. However, here are some of the more common reasons:

  • A faulty DPF light didn’t alert you to a problem
  • Incorrect oil
  • Failing turbo
  • Too many short journeys where the regeneration process (the process that burns stored soot to keep your DPF clear) hasn’t had time to activate
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The safest, cheapest and easiest way to make sure your car is running correctly is to bring it to Gents Garage.

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How do I stop it getting blocked?

The best way to ensure your Diesel Particulate Filter doesn’t get blocked is to bring your car to Gents Garage.

Our expert mechanics will regenerate your system by burning all the soot from your filter.

How much does Ad Blue cost?

How much is a DPF evaluation?

To have your whole Diesel Particulate Filter cleaned, it’s just £72.00. And, we’ll do it while you wait.

So, feel free to enjoy our comfy waiting room, where you can have free tea and coffee.

Why Gents Garage?

Not only are we the leading, independent garage in Sittingbourne, Faversham and Swale, but we also offer great value.

Since 2003 our garage has been providing 5-star treatment for the region’s vehicles, using only the most advanced technology and specially trained technicians.

If you want reliable DPF treatment while you wait, Gents Garage is the place for you.

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Contact us now for your Diesel Particulate Filter evaluation.