Run Routes Confident with a Clean DPF
Highly skilled TA Truck Service technicians treat your diesel particulate filter with care during the inspecting, transporting, cleaning, testing and return processing of your DPF. When you choose TA Truck Service to clean your DPF, utilize our pick-up and delivery service with a 24-hour turnaround or for an additional fee, exchange your filter at a participating location and enjoy same day turnaround.
What is a diesel particulate filter?
A DPF is a device installed in the exhaust stream of diesel engines made after Jan. 1, 2007 in response to more stringent emission regulations.
The DPF is designed to remove the particulate matter (soot) from the exhaust. In vehicles with a DPF, exhaust flows through an open inlet channel and is restricted at the plugged end, where it is forced through porous walls that trap soot. The exhaust then passes through the wall and out of the adjacent cell where the outlet end is open.
Adverse health effects have been linked to harmful particulate matter found in diesel emissions. The carcinogenic components can cause asthma, respiratory distress and cardiovascular issues. The most harmful of these particles are less than 10 microns in size, and are able to get into the deepest regions of the human respiratory system.
DPF Preventive Maintenance
While the DPFs do their job in removing particulate matter, the soot left behind can build up and reduce the filter’s effectiveness. A diesel engine can last more than 20 years, but the DPF must be serviced and/or replaced multiple times in that time span. The more the soot becomes compacted in the filter, the shorter the life of the filter.
Benefits of a clean DPF:
- Improved vehicle performance
- Increased fuel economy
- Less downtime
- Extended DPF life
- Experience fewer regenerations
- Lower maintenance costs