How often should I use Redex DPF Cleaner?

Redex Diesel Particulate Filter CleanerWe recommend that you use Redex DPF Cleaner in every second or third tank of fuel, particularly if you drive short journeys or do a lot of stop/start driving in a city.

DPFs naturally become blocked, and it’s important that you don’t let it get more than 80% blocked. If this happens your car could go into limp mode, and you might need to pay a lot of money to have the DPF cleared. It’s also not good for the filter long term, and can shorten its life, which will also cost you a lot of money.

Using Redex DPF Cleaner regularly will help your car to burn away the build up in the filter, preventing blockages.

You can also use Redex DPF Cleaner when your warning light comes on to cure DPF problems – use it as soon as possible after the light comes on and it will clear the blockage. This is particularly important if you have an MOT coming up, as a warning light could cause you to fail.

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There are different stages of DPF blockages, and they can be treated differently.

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No. If your car has a DPF, you are not allowed to remove it.

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Your DPF will become blocked when soot builds up in it. To clear it, the soot needs to burn away.

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Yes, you can use Redex DPF Cleaner to prevent problems as well as cure them.

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DPFs get blocked with soot, and the warning light is your first indication that this has happened.

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