The engine in your vehicle is probably the most critical component that must function correctly on any given day. Thats why we recommend any vehicle that has covered more than 10,000 miles, or is used regularly would benefits from having a “Good Carbon Clean” – particularly diesel vehicles fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Overtime as you use your vehicle, your engine may start to develop faults and issue from the build up of carbon deposits (a black sooty dust) caused by uncombusted fuel. This means that fuel is not able to burn as efficiently like it would of when the vehicle was new, resulting in less MPG and less power due to the car not being able to utilise fuel correctly. Carbon deposit can cause unforeseen damage to your engine and it various different mechanical parts.
If your experiencing the following symptoms your engine may need a carbon clean: loss of performance, excessive exhaust smoke, poor fuel economy, engine vibrations or engine management light on dashboard.
If you own a diesel vehicle then chances are you have a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Any diesel engine can be susceptible to soot build-up, especially those mainly driven around town or on short or low speed journeys. DPFs are designed to remove this soot as you drive, but over time they can stop working.
DPFs were developed to meet ongoing changes in emissions regulations, and are now fitted to almost all modern diesel vehicles. This relatively new technology has proven to be very successful in reducing emissions, however sometimes things can go wrong.
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms your DPF may need cleaning: The DPF warning symbol has appeared on your car’s dashboard, loss of power, the automatic stop-start system isn’t working, poor fuel economy or cooling fans run more than normal.
WHY & BENEFITS
Engine carbon deposits have a measurable effect on performance, emissions and fuel economy. Routine carbon cleaning has been shown to prevent these problems, and remedial cleaning removes more severe deposits that have already formed.
Carbon deposits have been a problem for the Internal combustion engine since it was invented. It is a known fact that carbon deposits in Internal Combustion Engines reduce engine performance, reduce fuel efficiency, shorten engine/equipment/parts life and increase engine out emissions.
In the quest to improve engine performance, reduce pollutants in the atmosphere and increase engine fuel efficiency. Governments all over the world are increasing emission regulations.
To meet these ever increasing regulations manufacturers are employing additional emission controls to the Internal Combustion engines. Simply put, the manufacturers are asking the Internal combustion engine to do more things than it was ever designed to do. As a result, the carbon deposit problem has become more frequent and severe, creating a whole new set of problems and challenges.
Below are some of the common symptoms that may indicate that your vehicle maybe in need of a Carbon/DPF Clean: