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The running of an engine generates toxic gases that emanate from the vehicle through the exhaust pipe, which contains small carbon Nano-particles that are potentially dangerous to the environment. These particles could be carcinogenic when humans breathe them in. To circumvent this problem, the automobile industry created a component known as the DPF – Diesel Particle Filter.

What are DPFs?

Diesel particle filters are designed to trap carbon Nano-particles and eliminate them, ensuring that the exhaust is free of these dangerous and harmful chemicals. Although the automobile industry claims that these devices are maintenance free and has a long life, DPFs frequently develop problems, causing a nightmare for van drivers.

Problems with DPF

The DPF frequently gets blocked by the soot and carbon particles that are trapped within it. Regular cleaning is important in order to ensure that the DPF runs smoothly, which is known as regeneration. Often, regeneration isn’t a complete solution, and the filter can continue to clog until the vehicle’s computerised system detects it.

Replacing the DPF can be expensive, often costing several hundred pounds. The bad news is that the new DPF could develop similar problems, forcing the hapless van owner to come back for yet another faulty re-occurring DPF clean within months.

Should the van be sold or repaired?

It would be great if there was some kind of assurance that the DPF problems would not resurface within some time. However, in many cases, these problems can be frustrating and result in repeated expenditure for the van owner. In this situation, it’s best not to hang on to the vehicle and simply sell it off, get a good deal and purchase another van.

Contact us to sell off your faulty re-occurring DPF van

We Buy Broken Vans are one of the country’s most reputed and efficient refurbishment specialists of used vans. The company purchases all kinds of problematic vans and will often give you a much better deal than you’re likely to get elsewhere. A quick look at the company’s website will lead you to discover the free online valuation tool.

The company collects vans at no charge based anywhere in the UK and offers a no quibbles, hassle-free customer experience. Get in touch with the team today on (0121) 285 9859, or contact them online and your DPF problems could soon be a thing of the past.

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