Check your diesel filters
If you own a diesel- powered car, short trips can create havoc with its diesel particulate filter housed within the exhaust system.
Designed to reduce the amount of diesel particulates emitted within exhaust emissions, these devices automatically regenerate themselves during longer journeys.
However, with many cars being only used on short trips exhaust systems rarely reaching optimum operating temperatures, and as a result, more and more diesel car drivers are finding that their Diesel Particulate Filters are becoming blocked with contaminants.
The telltale signs are the deterioration of engine performance and an increase in fuel consumption. Eventually it'll lead to you seeing a light on the dashboard telling you to stop the car!
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
There are several ways of dealing with this situation.
You could just replace the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) but that can cost up to £1,000 plus labour!
Now that's a scary prospect that there are specialists garages within our area that have invested heavily in specialist equipment and training so that their technicians can carry out repairs on your vehicle's current DPF which will save you a considerable sum of money.
You can have your vehicle's current DPF removed, refurbished and electronically recalibrated and it'll all cost a great deal less than the cost of a completely new DPF!
They should also provide a remedy for the initial cause of the blocked DPF, avoiding further costly repairs in the future.
Remember, even a partially blocked DPF filter will not only affect vehicle performance.
It will cost you too as your vehicle will be consuming a lot more diesel fuel. And in addition to all this, a faulty Diesel Particular Filter will also mean a definite failure at an MOT test.