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A DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is one of the lesser-known components in a car. However, although not many people actually know what it is, it’s an extremely important component of your vehicle that needs to be maintained. Otherwise, you’ll face large fines.

Your DPF’s job is to trap soot and store it. They were imposed by Euro regulations to pass tight emission control tests. And, although they’re designed to burn off that soot, they do get blocked.

If you’re found to be driving with a faulty Diesel Particulate Filter, you could face 4-figure fines.

DPF at Bowydd Garage

Client Feedback

  • Jeananne Gunn

    19th May 2024

    Took the VW Tiguan in because all the dash board warning lights were coming on, we took the car to other garages but they couldn’t fix it, so finally went to Bowydd garage which is about 25 miles away from home, but boy was it worth it. Not only did they find the problem and fix it, they supplied us with a car while it was being done. No fuss, no dramas. Everything was explained to us in... Read More

  • Rhys Llywelyn

    26th April 2024

    Great garage!

  • clare stevens

    20th February 2024

    I highly recommend this garage! They are professional, curtious and always helpful. My car has gone in a couple of times and they have always found and fixed the problem quickly, to a high standard and without an inflated bill. I Definitely endorse their work.

  • Nick Haynes

    27th October 2023

    Unfortunately not a good experience! Charged £120 to code my towbar electronics onto the Octavia, but only managed part of the job. Went back with the trailer on in case that helped, but still not completed. Felt a guinea pig, where they were trying to work out how to do it, at my expense. Another specialist got it sorted, whilst doing some other work...

  • Robert Simmonds

    30th September 2023

    Excellent, friendly and knowledgeable service.

  • Phil Robinson

    7th September 2023

    Taken my range rover in for a few jobs ...and all sorted in no time..and very well priced all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful definitely go back again cheers all.

  • Gary Kirkpatrick

    1st September 2023

    Tyre puncture was dealt with very quickly. Great service, highly recommended.

  • Loretta Wilkes

    22nd May 2023

    Not long moved to the area and was looking for a reliable garage. For my service. They did a fantastic job. Booked in for mot. Very trustworthy. Great job. Thanks

  • Ellen Jones

    27th April 2023

    This is a very great garage i only take my car here exelent service would recomend this garage to my family and friends

  • Gareth Owen

    7th January 2023

    Excellent service always

  • Oleg Nikolaev

    7th November 2022

    Was in Wales on vacation with kids. Got a tire blast. They helped me on short notice and replaced the tire efficiently and at a reasonable price.

  • Sion Budski

    27th October 2022

    Helped out at very short notice before a long journey, price more than reasonable. Great service.

  • Geraint Phillips

    15th September 2022

    Excellent service when my Landrover discovery 4 developed a problem while on holiday in North Wales.
    The guys there could not have been more helpful. They gave their time to help us out.
    First class assistance.
    The issue was resolved & they gave me assistance on how to get the problem rectified.
    Thank you very much
    Geraint Phillips

  • Russell Downes Downes

    23rd August 2022

    Very professional had problems with my Audi A3 took it there to diagnose the problem no messaging around booked it back In for the following week and now the car’s driving Awesome definitely will be going back even though I live nearly an hour away. Thanks again to a great team ?????

  • Robert Thomas

    21st June 2022

    Great to meet the team at Bowydd garage today they checked over my audi rs3 some work is needed, that's life and I feel so happy that my car will be in such good hands thanks is such a small word for what you do, and I'm so glad that this is just the beginning of a long term relationship thank you ???

  • David Branston

    19th June 2022

    They managed to fit me in a short notice for brake pad / disk replacement on my Octavia Vrs which threw a warning light whilst on holiday. The work was completed by knowledgeable technician (who owned a similar car) to a high standard and reasonable price whilst we went for a walk in the local area. Recommended

  • Phil Renshaw

    19th December 2021

    This is the first time I have used their services, and it won't be the last.
    I have had my Range Rover Sport serviced at a main dealer for the last 5 years until I heard about Garej Bowydd. I had a problem with the air suspension which Callum and Lee sorted. At the same time I asked them to replace the rear disks and pads which Range Rover had only done 10K ago.
    They were seized,... Read More

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Why is my DPF light on?

If your DPF light is on, there’s a problem. Whether it’s a blockage or something else, you need to get your DPF checked as a matter of urgency.

If you don’t, your DPF light will start to flash and that usually means very expensive repair bills. So, we highly recommend that the moment your DPF light comes on, you get in touch with us. It’ll save you a lot of time, money and stress in the long run.

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Why is my DPF blocked?

There are many reasons why your Diesel Particulate Filter could be blocked. However, the most common reasons are:

– A faulty DPF light didn’t alert you to a problem
– Incorrect oil
– Failing turbo
– Too many short journeys where the regeneration process hasn’t had time to activate

How do I stop it getting blocked again?

If you’re keen to make sure your Diesel Particulate Filter doesn’t get blocked again, bring your vehicle to Bowydd Garage.

Our award-winning technicians will use advanced equipment to regenerate your system by burning away all the soot.

How much is a DPF evaluation?

You’ll always get our best price at Bowydd Garage.

Our services cover all requirements and budgets. So, we’ll always be able to accommodate you. And, of course, great value – guaranteed.  To have a Diesel Particulate evaluation, it’s just £95.


Why Bowydd Garage?

Since 2012, Bowydd has been providing unrivalled care for Blaenau’s Ffestiniog’s vehicles at a really affordable price.

As the leading, independent garage in the area, we’re committed to the best vehicle care in North Wales’ and a simple, jargon-free service.

If you want reliable DPF treatment done right the first time, Bowydd Garage is the place for you.

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