DPF Cleaning & Repair in Luton


Accredited Member of The DPF Doctor Network

We are part of the UK’s leading DPF Doctor network; independent DPF (diesel particulate filter) specialists trained to correctly diagnose DPF problems and any other underlying issues that may have caused your car to give you a fault code, enter limp mode (loss of power) and for the engine light to appear on your dashboard.

WV Autotech Ltd, Luton can pinpoint the cause of your DPF issue and aim to fix the root cause first time via our comprehensive diagnostic assessment. We can then provide you with honest, practical advice and solutions such on how to resolve your DPF Issue.

We are extremely proud to support the JLM brand in our Luton garage. The JLM Lubricants Range include world class additives to clean the entire fuel system of both petrol and diesel cars, that combined with the knowledge, expertise and support from the DPF Doctor Network ensures we can correctly diagnose, rectify and clean your DPF so you can get the best out of your vehicle.


As with any filter they trap particles, in this case harmful diesel exhaust soot particles, so they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) needs to be cleaned regularly, through a process called regeneration. The accumulated soot is burnt off at high temperatures (600C) to leave only a residue of ash, effectively renewing or regenerating the filter, ready to take on more pollution from the engine.


Every vehicle type and engine combination can have differing reasons as to why the filter blocks. The rate of particulates generated by the engine, the quality of the fuel, quality of the oil, driving style, even the location of the DPF in the exhaust system can all contribute to filter blockages or insufficient regeneration.

Generally, the problems arise in urban stop/start driving which prevents effective regeneration. A dashboard warning light or message will indicate the DPF is full. If you continue to drive in the same manner the soot build up will increase, further warning lights will illuminate and the vehicle will go into ‘limp’ mode. At this stage the only option is mechanical intervention.

Leading the way in DPF cleaning

What does a DPF Doctor do?

  • Identify the cause of your DPF problem with a thorough assessment
  • Tell you exactly what work is needed; no guesswork
  • Carry out the necessary repairs
  • If needed, we will carry out a 3 Stage DPF clean
  • Analyse engine data to confirm the repair
  • Give you helpful advice to better look after your DPF
  • We aim to provide a first-time fix, every time

Get in touch

Get in touch with our fully qualified technicians with over 25 years of experience in car servicing and engine diagnostics.

Kam MaheyKam Mahey
17:51 28 Feb 24
What can I say, will definitely be getting my cars serviced regularly from here. Very friendly receptionist, dealt with a top guy who was very informative & helpful. Car now running even more smoother than the day I purchased it from a Volvo dealership. Thank you so much!
11:31 22 Jan 24
Brought my Mercedes Sprinter truck into Wayne for my wheel alignment- very impressed!Truck drives mint; actually like new- doesn’t pull or follow the ruts on the road anymore and the price was very reasonable.Thanks guys.
Ryan Wells-PorterRyan Wells-Porter
22:25 20 Jan 24
So I had my car in with Wayne around 3 months ago now... its taken me this long to write a review because ive been too busy enjoying the new life in my V40!After reading a few horror reviews on the V40 forum (not about WV Autos) and how unfriendly Volvos have been to work on in the past for other garages, Wayne and Trish set my mind at ease! More than happy to answer any and all questions I had and were recommended to me by several people who have used them in the past.My 2013 Volvo V40 D4 had issues with the DPF, blocked beyond regeneration, was in limp mode for around 3 weeks and started misfiring if I dared go up a hill! Not ideal when you live on a hill and need to get to and from work.Wayne worked his magic on the DPF, EGR and done a remap. I can honestly say its like driving a brand new car! She's never been so responsive in the 8 years ive had the car, absolutely no hiccups AND just passed my MOT with no issues with emmisions which was a big concern of mine.Cant thank the team at WV Autos enough for their amazing work and quick turnaround. Anyone that asks no I tell them exactly where to head for top quality service!
08:54 13 Jan 24
Had an engine light come up. My issue was sorted and also had a Stage 1 remap. Car feels much nicer to drive and less sluggish. Highly recommend, great friendly people.
Taylor TappinTaylor Tappin
16:31 12 Dec 23
Fabio DouradoFabio Dourado
18:27 22 Nov 23
From the moment I stepped in, this garage is definitely the place that I'm going to be trusting my car to go to ,Wayne was straightfoward with all the issues my car had , took my BMW E88 118d in, had my dpf rectified , Turbo Booster hose replaced and Serviced , stress free since then.What else can I say? Huge Thank you to this professional ,trustworthy and helpful garage that I'm glad I decided to put my foot in!
Male TravellerMale Traveller
16:45 20 Oct 23
Did the work on my car really quickly to make my visit a short one as they knew I was not from the local area. Fantastic customer service with top quality work done on my car. Highly recommended.