Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning Services in Tullamarine, Melbourne

Every vehicle with a diesel engine has a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The diesel particulate filter is the component that filters out excessive soot from the exhaust system and helps the vehicle emit clearer fumes.

Moving Motors provides a diesel particulate filter replacement and cleaning services to vehicle owners in Tullamarine, Melbourne. Our professionals have over 30 years of experience and can work on almost any car with ease. We also provide comprehensive auto repair and maintenance services to tackle any car issue you may face.

What are the Signs of a Failing Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)?

The diesel particulate filter is designed to clean itself through a process called DPF regeneration. However, the effectiveness of this self-cleaning activity gradually decreases over time. Our technicians provide that professional assistance and clear the excessive soot trapped in your DPF using various methods. For your convenience, we have discussed some signs that will let you know when your vehicle requires a DPF cleaning:

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  • Illuminated DPF Lights – The DPF light is a square-shaped exhaustion chamber that will light up on your dashboard if the internal system diagnoses excessive blockage. You can try natural regeneration by driving your vehicle at a steady speed of 60-70 KM/Hour for at least 20-30 minutes. If you do not notice any improvement, you can always come for a professional DPF cleaning at our automotive centre.
  • Increased Engine Heat – A clogged DPF will eventually lead to excessive engine heat and overheating issues. You can feel it by checking the bonnet of your car. In such a situation, it is advised to come for an immediate check and get your DPF cleaned.
  • Low Engine Power – If your DPF is clogged, it will significantly increase the amount of soot in the internal parts of the vehicle. This indirectly affects the overall power output of the engine. This can be also considered a serious issue that needs immediate professional attention.
  • Reduced Fuel Economy – When the exhaust system is affected and the engine power declines, it naturally reduces the fuel efficiency of your car.
  • Odour – The smell of diesel can be because of an exhaust pipe leak or an excessively clogged diesel particulate filter system. In either case, you need to immediately come for a professional check.
  • Concentrated Fumes – An unclean DPF will result in fumes with a high concentration of soot or particulate matter. They are harmful to the environment which is why it needs to be treated immediately.

How to Maintain a Diesel Particulate Filter

You want your diesel particulate filter to work effectively for a long time. To do so, here are a few ways to maintain your DPF system:

  • Maintain the Fuel System – A clean fuel system is efficient and ensures less particulate matter passes through the filter, which increases its longevity.
  • Natural DPF Regeneration – Natural DPF regeneration is the process of driving the car at 60-70 km per hour for a period of 20-30 minutes. This allows the DPF particulate filter to reach an optimal temperature that burns away the soot and naturally cleans itself.
  • Use Good Quality Engine Oil – Premium quality engine oil greatly impacts the DPF system. Its chemical composition provides a deeper cleansing of the exhaust system, ensuring comparatively cleaner internal parts.
  • Using DPF Cleaners – DPF cleaners are the fluids that are poured inside the fuel tank before refuelling. It gets circulated internally and facilitates the DPF regeneration process and keeps the filter clean.
  • Professional DPF Cleaning – While all the above points will contribute to an efficient diesel particulate filter, we also recommend bringing your vehicle to our shop at regular intervals. Our experienced mechanics will service the system and perform DPF replacement if required.

Why Choose Moving Motors?

Moving Motors is one of the few auto service shops that can provide:

  • Comprehensive Services – We provide automotive solutions for various vehicular issues.
  • Advanced Workshop – Our centre has all the facilities to perform basic as well as advanced services like professional DPF cleaning, wheel alignment or tyre balancing.
  • Authorised Logbook Servicing – If you require logbook servicing for any vehicle brand, our mechanics can help you out.
  • Roadworthy Certificate – We are authorised by VicRoads to perform roadworthy checks and issue roadworthy certificates for all vehicles.
  • Skilled Professionals- There are services like diesel particulate filter replacement or cleaning that require skilled experts. Our mechanics have years of industry experience and can perform repairs and vehicular maintenance.

Professional Diesel Particulate Filter Services in Tullamarine, Melbourne

Moving Motors offers professional DPF cleaning or other diesel particulate filter services in Tullamarine, Melbourne. Feel free to call us on 03 9335 3607 or email us at service@movingmotors.com.au to book an appointment today.


Feel free to reach out to our team for an accurate quote.

It will be quite expensive to replace the entire DPF. That is why it is important to maintain the DPF and the exhaust system regularly to improve its longevity. For  a quote, contact our team.

The DPF filters will work properly for almost 1,50,000 kilometres if properly maintained and serviced.

Ideally, the DPF should be cleaned once every year for the best performance.

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