Diesels..You either love them or hate them.

Lets start by dispelling a myth.. A diesel car or van should not smoke. A smoking diesel is not normal. It may appear to be the norm, but if your diesel smokes, then contact us without delay, its likely that it needs some simple maintenance to get it running smoke free again.

Common problems and remedies for your smokey diesel.

A blocked EGR valve will not operate properly if atall, and will greatly effect the running of your diesel car or van.

We offer a service whereby we remove the EGR valve, clean it, and refit it.

Our clients always notice the vehicle will then drive far better, greater performance, better economy, easier starting in the morning, and better 'pull away'.

A full DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) will greatly effect the performance of your car, and can even put the car into limp mode, or prevent it from starting if excessively full. 

We offer a regeneration service whereby the filter is heated up to around 600 degrees C and all the particles in the filter are burnt off, and the filter is cleared, making it like new again.

Our customers are always amazed at the massive increase in performance after this has been done. In addition it will eliminate smoking !

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Schmokin !

Please contact Garage in a Van on 07840 404676 for a friendly chat and a quote for work on your diesel car or van.

Cost of cleaning EGR valves vary from car to car but typically its around a couple of hours labour plus cleaning and solutions, so pricing starts at £155, maybe more if an intensive clean is required. On some cars the access is more difficult and cost will increase in accordance with labour times.

As with the EGR valve cleaning service, the cost of DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) regeneration can vary from car to car, but as a guide, it starts at £145.

If the EGR and the DPF both require attention, then we will work out a package price tailored to your individual car and condition of the EGR.

Pricing Guideline
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DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) regeneration