National automotive parts reconditioning parts specialist, DPF Clean Team has recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number of fleet enquiries so far this year.
Cameron Bryce, Director of DPF Clean Team, explained that it is the high cost, wasted time and headache of having to fit a replacement DPF, CAT or SCR that is turning fleets to better maintenance practice and making cleaning such an attractive proposition.
He said: “Fleet operators are beginning to realise that a DPF, CAT or SCR unit can be cleaned and a vehicle returned to the road in a matter of days, which is far quicker and less expensive than the time and cost associated with sourcing a new unit, ordering and receiving the part, and then having it fitted.
“Fleet operators in the UK are already overstretched in terms of resources and personnel so it does not make sense to have a vehicle off the road for too long when the DPF warning light comes on.”
DPF Clean team say the majority of enquiries are coming from fleet operators based in urban areas, where multiple short journeys are common.
A vehicle fitted with a DPF, CAT or SCR needs to be driven at a constant road speed in order for the unit to reach the right temperature to burn off the particles and thus to successfully regenerate and effectively empty itself.
Lots of short journeys, and trips that involve top and start traffic, can cause regeneration to be unsuccessful, resulting in blockage.
DPF Clean Team employs a range of different cleaning processes depending on the type of unit.
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