If you see a light on your dash, excessive smoke or running rough it could be a sign of your DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) filter being blocked. Make an appointment and we will diagnose, clean and even replace if required.
We are a local, independent garage serving Knutsford and the surrounding areas. Established in 1988 and with many years experience gained by our fully qualified technicians, Autopoint continues to provide a comprehensive package combined with unrivalled Customer Service for all your motoring needs.
Can you drive with a blocked DPF?
yes, but we would not recommend it. If you ignore the DPF light and continue driving, the build-up of soot will soon reach a point your car has to enter 'limp-home' mode in order to prevent any damage to your cars engine.
How long does a DPF filter last?
A DPF can last up to around 100,000 miles if maintained properly.
How do you know if your DPF needs replacing?
There are a few symptoms but the common ones are: Your car surges or has poor performance, excessive fuel consumption, excessive exhaust smoke (white, blue or black), engine and/or DPF emissions lights displayed, difficult starting or the engine runs rough.