Climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are currently a major concern in the UK and measures are being taken to reduce emissions and the impact they have on the climate. According to the Office for National Statistics - UK Environmental Accounts, road transport contributed to 21% of UK GHG emissions in 2017.
One method of reducing exhaust emissions is the use of after-treatment devices, such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). All diesel cars manufactured after September 2009 are fitted with a DPF to meet the stringent limits of the Euro 5 Emissions Standards. Some cars built before 2009 may have a DPF incorporated into their design, however, they are not compulsory.
Most people are aware of whether or not their car has a DPF fitted, however, many people are unsure what a DPF is and why their car has one. Read on to find out the purpose of a DPF and how they help reduce harmful emissions.
Even though a DPF can be frustrating if you're a driver that often does short journeys or spends a lot of time sat in traffic, they have been a part of the MOT test since February 2014 and therefore your car will fail its test if you have it removed. But hopefully our blog has answered your questions so you can now easily avoid DPF issues and the dreaded DPF warning light on your car's dashboard.
However, if you're experiencing issues with your DPF you can book your vehicle in for a free vehicle health check at your local Evans Halshaw retailer and our fully trained technicians will be able to take a look.
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