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What is a DPF and Why Does It Matter?

Understanding Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs): What They Are and Why Your Vehicle Needs One   DPF stands for diesel particulate filter, and as the name suggests, it stops tiny diesel particles (otherwise known as soot) that are emitted from your vehicle’s exhaust. If certain precautions are not adhered to, the way DPF’s work can create problems.      What is a DPF Filter? Diesel engines burn fuel a lot differently than gas engines. Soot is created as a result of the combustion process. This ultra-fine, nearly invisible material can cause serious environmental issues, it’s the DPF’s job to catch and destroy them before this happens.   DPF’s were standardized in 2009, but some vehicles had this technology before then.   ...

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