Halfords Autocentres launches clean diesel service

Halfords Autocentres has launched a new Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning service for motorists. The network said the new service is partially a response to both concerns about the level of pollution in diesel cars.

Martin Barber, Halfords Autocentres DPF expert states: “We’re seeing a growing concern about pollution from diesel cars, and the impact on air quality.  For motorists making sure their vehicle is as clean as possible is increasingly a priority. That’s why we’re launching the only DPF cleaning service on the market, to give drivers peace of mind that their car is running as efficiently as possible.”

Most modern diesel cars are fitted with DPFs in the exhaust system to reduce soot emissions and pollution. However these can become blocked as the car gets older or if the wrong fuel or oil is used. Motorists could save thousands, as blocked filters can prevent the engine from starting. While previously some motorists have removed the DPF this would now lead to an MOT failure.

Cars that are used for shorter journeys and older cars are most likely to be affected, which can lead to higher levels of deposit build up and may cause regeneration to be unsuccessful. Replacing the DPF system can cost up to £1,500 so drivers can make significant savings by making sure the system is regularly cleaned.

The two new services are preventative cleaning designed for use every six months to avoid build up (£35), and a complete clean for blocked filters, which involves removing the filters for a deep clean before refitting (£85).

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