Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) – are they suitable for you
If you are not sure – please ask!
DPFs can become an issue where cars which are predominantly used for short journeys, particularly in an urban environment. In these circumstances, the car may never reach the speed, temperature or time needed for the DPF to complete the cleaning process required.
This can result in the DPF warning light indicating that the car needs help in carrying out the DPF regeneration. This can sometimes be resolved by driving over a longer distance at higher speeds. If this does not clear the light, you must go into the dealer at the earliest opportunity or the engine may suffer damage.