7 Reasons to Keep Your DPF Clean

A diesel particulate filter is an important part of today’s diesel truck motors. If your fleet has diesel engines then you need to understand how these filters work and the importance of DPF cleaning. Here are 7 good reasons to keep your DPF clean and in good condition.

1. Fuel Economy
When you keep your filter clean, you’ll get better fuel economy. The DPF is part of your engine’s exhaust system, and even if it’s only partially clogged, it increases back pressure in the engine. This affects your fuel economy.

2. Performance
Regular DPF cleaning keeps your engine running smoothly. In fact, unless the filter is working at 100 percent your engine performance suffers.

3. Prevent Replacement
Diesel particulate filters are expensive, and if you don’t keep them clean, they can become damaged. When this happens, you have to replace them.

4. Increase Resale Value
It’s important to keep complete and accurate records of your truck maintenance. When a truck has a good maintenance record (that includes DPF cleaning when called for), you’ll get more for your truck at trade-in time.

5. All Filters Will Eventually Clog
When your DPF works perfectly, it burns off hydrocarbons and particles in the exhaust, and this causes ashes to slowly build up. DPF cleaning removes these ashes and lets the filter work in the most efficient manner.

6. Stop and Go Driving
If your truck makes frequent deliveries and a lot of city driving, you’ll need to have the DPF cleaned often. Stop and go driving causes more exhaust particles and makes it harder on the filtration and regeneration processes.

7. Engine Warranty
If you don’t take proper care of your engines, it could void the manufacturer’s warranty. When you come to Kyrish Truck Centers, you enjoy top-quality service by certified professionals. Click this link to find a service center nearest you.
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