A blocked DPF filter will cause your vehicle to lose power and increase fuel costs, if not repaired this would result in a large maintenance bill of between £1000.00 and £3000.00 depending on the model of your vehicle!
All post 2009 vehicles have been fitted with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). In fact many cars before 2009 still will have had one fitted in anticipation of the change in standards.
How does a DPF filter Work?
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) or traps as some people may call them do just that, they catch bits of soot in the vehicles exhaust. (As with any filter they need to be cleaned out regular to maintain performance). When the filter is ready to be cleaned out a DPF warning light will show on your vehicle.