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What is a DPF and Why Does It Matter?

Many diesel vehicles have a Diesel Particulate Filter. (DPF). In this article, we explain what it is, why it is needed and why it needs to be serviced.   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.  ...

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