DPF Light On? What Does it Mean?
When your DPF Light comes on, you can be assured that it will give you a shiver to your bones! The dreaded little light comes on and your vehicle may go into “limp mode”. This is when the car suddenly looses power and starts to “limp” to get you home.
DPF issues are one of the most common telephone calls we get into Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre. This is due to the Exhaust Gas Regeneration that is a part of the latest diesel engined vehicles aspiration process. A DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) will filter particulates coming out of the engine to stop them entering the atmosphere. The only problem is, when you do lots of short journeys, the DPF does not get hot enough to regenerate (burn the soot and carbon off) and the DPF then becomes blocked.
We can fix this issue for you. The process depends on the type of blockage you have.
Soot accumulation is cleaned using our on-car cleaning service. This is the natural accumulation that all DPF’s experience in general usage. The cost for this type of clean is £120 including VAT.
If you have been driving around for extended periods of time with the DPF light on, you may find that this process won’t completely clear the issue. On this instance, the only choice is replacement or off vehicle pulse cleaning.
This is normally down to poor servicing of the vehicle or low quality oil. We always advise using low ash fully synthetic oils. Unfortunately, this cannot be cleared whilst the DPF is on the vehicle. We will need to remove the DPF and pulse clean it or replace it.
If your DPF or Anti Pollution light comes on, simply give us a call on 01792 477 555 and we will give you free advice on what to do next.
Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre named AA Certified Garage of the Year winner 2018 for Wales!
We at Swansea Tyre, Clutch & MOT Centre endeavour to offer 100% customer satisfaction for every time, so it is fantastic news when we are nominated for an award based on customer experiences and feedback. When we win the award, this is even better news!
We are pleased to announce that we have won a runner up prize for the national award of AA Certified Garage of the year. This is a national competition and the winner nationally was a company called Ridge West Garage.
As we are based in Wales, we have been officially recognised as the AA Certified Garage of the Year Winner Wales! This is a massive achievement and is testament to our hard working and loyal staff.
Managing Director Lee Pallister
Our Managing Director Lee Pallister is overjoyed at winning this award as it is the THIRD AWARD we have won in the last 12 months (Including Garage of the Year 2017 WhoCanFixMyCar.com and Best Garage Swansea 2017 by SME Business Awards).
This only goes to show that hard work and commitment is key to any garage workshop. With Lee’s attitude that “Good enough isn’t good enough!” We hope to be able to publish many more awards in the future!
Lee would like to say a massive thank you to all our loyal customers and we hope your experiences with our business reflect that of the awards we keep winning!