Are you familiar with DPF cleaning? Since 2007, diesel particulate filters (DPF) have been an essential part of your truck’s emissions system. DPF’s capture about 90% of diesel particles and soot and prevents them from being released through the exhaust system.
Reasons to keep your DPF Clean
As your DPF collects harmful particles, the filters inevitably begin to get clogged. Causing issues such as:
- Reduced fuel economy
- Engine damage and reduced power
- Increased need for replacement filters
- Decreased truck re-sale value
Therefore, it is important to not let this maintenance slip under your radar.
How often to clean your DPF
This can depend on your truck and oil type. Although your unit may have a DPF status dash light to alert you when it is time to regenerate, it is recommended to pay attention to any other warning signs to stay proactive on maintenance. For example, if your truck is doing mainly “stop-and-go” driving, you may need your DPF cleaned more often. If you are unsure of whether your DPF is in need of cleaning, contact your local Metro Truck service department.
How to clean your DPF
DPF cleaning includes heat, compressed air and a combination of the two. This is a complex process, therefore we suggest visiting our Metro Truck Hamilton dealership for safe and trusted cleaning. Our Hamilton dealership uses a Heavy Duty DPF & DOC Cleaning System. This process ensures the filter is cleaned properly, and helps to promote full life expectancy of your DPF.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your truck’s DPF, contact us today!