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DPF at Fitch Autos Brownhills Garage

DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter

Since 2009 Diesel Particulate Filters have been standard fitment on all vehicles, and since then, our team have been fixing these daily. The DPF is a little known component in your car, but one that needs your attention. If not, you could find yourself facing a large bill for repairs at a later date.

But, don’t worry! At Fitch Autos in Brownhills, we’re here to help you out with your Diesel Particulate Filter problems. And, at an affordable price, which not only keeps your car happy, but also your wallet.

Unsure about your DPF? Get in touch today and we’ll have a look. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Call 01543 452 630

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  • Philip Pymm

    23rd February 2024

    Fixed difficult to diagnose problem with my diesel Passat. Hire car while car being fixed was convenient and economic. Will definitely use again.

  • Divya Jambula

    22nd February 2024

    I had issues with DPF filter on my Range Rover Velar. Engine management light and DPF Filter symbol came up which says Exhaust Filter Full, visit dealer. It really worried me as the dealers would charge extortionate prices for the diagnosis and repairs.Holly, answered the call, took the details of the issue and offered an appointment next day, offered me a courtesy car too. I was informed that... Read More

  • Paul Willetts

    21st February 2024

    Friendly staff very helpful and polite


    16th January 2024

    Was a very positive experience, and staff is very polite and helpful. Any additional faults were also rectified. Photos were sent of additional faults that needed sorting as an option for peace of mind. Very honest and trustworthy. Very reasonable price for the problem i bought my car in for. Would definitely reccomend fitch autos. Will also be bringing my car back for services.

  • Paul Cowdrill

    9th January 2024

    Had a problem with my car over Christmas. Phoned Fitch, spoke to Holly, who was very friendly, very knowledgeable, and kept me informed at every step. Went above and beyond to help me with my car. Even though it was far from where I live. It was worth it the extra mileage to get there. I shall DEFINITELY be using Fitch again should my car develop a problem. I HIGHLY recommend this garage.

  • Alex Dodd

    7th January 2024

    Took Audi Q2 into Fitch for a service and two new tyres. Let me use a courtesy car for the day. Excellent service and good value. Lovely staff on front desk. Would use again.

  • Richard “Tricky Dicky”

    5th January 2024

    Very help and friendly staff and would recommend to others.

  • elizabeth wootton

    3rd November 2023

    Friendly, trustworthy, and very efficient service, highly recommended.

  • Jon Allen

    3rd November 2023

    Great customer service from start to finish. Very clear in the work required and pricing appropriate to the level of service provided

  • Chris Robbins

    27th October 2023

    Another very detailed service on my Mercedes E class and they also spotted a very deep cut in front near side tyre that needed immediate replacement for safety. Well pleased😄

  • Nick

    24th October 2023

    Great, easy and friendly customer service again to book and arrange & also way cheaper to get my 4 year GLC service done than at Mercedes main dealer. Courtesy car provided FOC & also my car fully cleaned and hoovered on hand back. Highly recommend.

  • Jacqui McIntosh

    20th October 2023

    Having come from a very distressed situation from a car company that I can’t disclose, who have messed me around for 9 months with my Range Rover, I found Fitch motors to be most helpful and most professional in their dealing with me. If you have a problem with your car these are your people. The team at the office were so lovely and knowledgeable, the mechanical diagnostics were on point... Read More

  • leslie ensor

    31st August 2023

    Very helpful, clear information from dropping car off to picking back up
    Will be having my two cars serviced etc at this garage from now on
    "Excellent " !!

  • Tudor Bardi

    31st August 2023

    They are professionals and
    I am happy that they do their job well. I recommend.

  • Luke O'neill

    29th August 2023

    1st. class professional service

  • Kevin Litherland

    24th August 2023

    Had a gearbox service on my car , reception staff a joy to talk to, any extra work needed was pointed out to me with no hard sell to get it done. Car was returned cleaner than I had dropped it off with a clean inside and out , courtesy car was a bonus , will definitely be using fitch autos for all my motoring needs.

  • stef arber

    3rd December 2022

    Great communication

  • Jacqui Berry

    2nd December 2022

    Great and prompt service and the staff are really helpful

  • Suzi Rigby

    2nd December 2022

    Fit me in quickly, half the price of a main dealer... literally and staff were pleasant and helpful too. If you have to wait for your vehicle, they have a nice spacious, clean waiting area too

  • Ivor Wilkes

    30th November 2022

  • Phil Arundale

    17th November 2022

    Second time at Fitch (14/11/22). Warning light came on. Neil got me in as an emergency and the problem was sorted within 30 minutes.

    Once again, excellent service.

    Thank you.

    First time I have used Fitch for service and Mot and I will certainly use them again. Highly professional, good value for money. When there was a major warning light on my car, Neil brought my... Read More

  • Rachael Priddle

    15th November 2022

    My car was towed to Fitch Autos (RAC approved garage) due to breakdown of the fuel pump. They secured an appointment within a day and started work immediately. They informed me every step of the way with an online portal, which was fantastic as you could choose the work needed for your budget - highly recommend this system as it puts you in control with the repairs. Everything was done to a... Read More

  • Simon Ankrett

    7th September 2022

    Excellent service,
    Found a problem with my breaks that 3 other garages could find after 2 years of trying. It was a simple proses in the end for Fitch.Had a full service which was great and they also send you photos of what needs to be done with the option of having them all fixed or some of them, but at the same time making sure your vehicle is safe to drive if something more serious... Read More

  • Joanne Deakin

    10th August 2022

    I was really happy with the service I received from Fitch Autos. I was having an issue with my gears crunching intermittently. The technician inspected my vehicle for several hours to try and identify the fault. On this occasion the issue didn’t present itself and the technician was really honest with me and helpful. Also the garage kindly didn’t charge me for the time they had spent... Read More

  • Alison Poole

    10th August 2022

    A very professional company who managed to diagnose an ongoing problem I had that previous garages could not solve. They booked me in quickly and provided a courtesy car which meant there was minimal disruption to my working week. The repairs were carried out and the vehicle is running perfectly. In addition other items were flagged that will need attention in the future. Thank you i will... Read More

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter?

A Diesel Particulate Filter traps soot. It filters and stores exhaust soot, which helps cuts emissions and prevents grim black smoke from pumping out your vehicle’s backend. The reason they’re there is to pass tight emission control tests imposed by Euro regulations.

How a Diesel Particulate Filter works

Here’s how it works:

  • Exhaust gases pass through the DPF
  • Large soot particles are captured and stopped from causing problems.

Simple, right? If your DPF gets blocked though, your engine will be limited on power, which could be followed by a hefty repair bill running into thousands.

At Fitch Auto’s we have specialist knowledge that’ll keep your bill to a minimum.

A DPF blockage is usually a symptom of another issue – they do not block on their own and are designed to be maintenance-free.

Only half of the vehicles we see in our workshop require a Diesel Particulate Filter clean.

We accurately assess the issue to find the CAUSE of the problem and ensure that the DPF is not just cleaned and block up again after.

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DPF at Fitch Autos Brownhills Garage

 Why is my DPF light on?

It’s a warning. You’ve got a few more hours before things start to get serious.

The next stage is a flashing light, and after that you could be facing those excessive repair bills.

So, if you see your DPF light on, drive down to Fitch Autos. Our team of technicians are some of the best in and around Walsall and can fix your DPF for a great value price.

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If my DPF light is on do I need a new one?

Probably not.  We’re experts at identifying faults in your DPF system and can often clean the DPF. This saves our customers £££’s in unnecessary replacement.

However, if you leave it… Well, it’s not uncommon for people who have ignored their DPF light to have a whole new engine. Don’t let that be you.

Blocked DPF Inspection

I’ve had my DPF cleaned and the light is back on why is this?

Most of the time, your DPF light means your DPF needs evaluating. However, on rare occasions, it can also highlight other issues too:

Faulty temperature or pressure sensor. Failed exhaust gas recirculation valve. Problems with the injection system. Faulty glow plugs

We’ll carry out a diagnostic evaluation to ensure we get to the root cause of your DPF problem first time.

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The safest, cheapest and easiest way to make sure your car is running correctly is to bring it to Fitch Autos.

How long does a DPF clean take?

Our in-depth DPF clean usually takes no longer than 2 hours. Naturally, we only use innovative, specialist DPF cleaning equipment. So, you’re guaranteed perfect results. If we expect it to take any longer, we’ll let you know!

Why Fitch Autos?

If the best value prices in the West Midlands, and most highly trained technicians isn’t enough, we’re super convenient if you’re in Clayhanger, Walsall Wood, Norton Canes, Burntwood, Pelsall, Stonnall, Shenstone, Little Wyrley, Great Wyrley, Cannock, Lichfield, Little Hay, Aldridge, Brownhills and the surrounding areas too.

And, we’ll never carry out any work before confirming prices with you. Check out some more reasons below:

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Payment Plan

You can spread the cost of any work over 3 monthly instalments. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you. Just pay 25% on the day. You’ll be delighted to know there’s NO fee for this service. No interest and No catch.

Free vehicle collection service means we’ll pick up your car in the morning, then drop it off once we’re finished later that day

Free Vehicle Collection Service

Our free vehicle collection service means we’ll pick up your car in the morning, then drop it off once we’re finished. By the time you’re back from work, you’ll have a car sat outside that you know is safe and raring to go!

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The safest, cheapest and easiest way to make sure your car is running correctly is to bring it to Fitch Autos.