If you own a GMC Duramax or any other type of diesel pickup truck, it can be one of the best purchases of your life. The GMC Duramax is able to tow anything that you need, help complete any physical work that you may have, and will more than likely convince you to stick with diesel pickup trucks for any future replacements.
With that being said, owning a GMC Duramax is not going to be like owning a gas-powered truck. With a diesel-powered pickup truck like your GMC Duramax, you are going to need to understand systems and components like the DMP (the Diesel Particle Filter.) Knowing how it works and its function is also important.
Your truck’s DPF has a very critical role in how your truck runs. When you fail to maintain your DPF, it has the potential to lead you to some very costly and significant repairs. Below, we discuss the information you need about your diesel pickup truck as well as important details about the DPF.
What is a diesel particulate filter?
Unless you are familiar with diesel pickup trucks like the GMC Duramax, you probably have not heard of a DPF. The diesel particulate filter is a special exhaust device that traps any type of particulate matter, including ash and soot. It does this by utilizing a substance made from ceramic material and shaped into a special honeycomb structure.
The main function of the DPF is to reduce the amount of emissions that a diesel pickup truck disperses from the exhaust system. The DPF has been designed to capture and store as much exhaust soot as it can. This will then need to be burned off periodically in order to regenerate itself.
It is this regeneration process that burns off all the extra soot that has been deposited into the filter. This process will prevent harmful exhaust emissions and the black exhaust that you commonly see coming from diesel powered pickup trucks when they accelerate. This not only helps create a healthier environment but it also keeps harmful gases out of your cabin to protect you and your passengers.
The Importance of Cleaning Your DPF
There are going to be a couple of different reasons to ensure your DPF is clean and serviced according to your manufacturer’s schedule. When it is left in your truck for too long, it will lose its effectiveness. Dirt, debris, ash, and soot will populate the filter and clog up. This means that more toxins will be released into the environment, and this extra debris can cause a blockage in the filter. It will need to be replaced or it will cause far more expensive repairs down the road.
Diesel Pickup Pros Will Replace your DPF in Your GMC Duramax
When it comes to your diesel pickup truck, you want to make sure that you get your DPF cleaned on a regular basis. The timing will depend on how often you are driving your diesel truck, if you are constantly driving at slower speeds, and any performance modifications that you may have done to your truck.
If you think it’s time to have your diesel particulate filter cleaned or replaced, visit the Diesel Pickup Pros for any and all your service center needs. We are the best garage in the area, proudly serving our clients in the communities in and surrounding Floyds Knobs, Georgetown, Jefferson, New Albany, IN, and also in the Louisville, KY areas.
We will inspect and diagnose any problems with your diesel pickup truck and create a game plan with you to service your GMC Duramax. With you go-ahead, we will perform services using the latest technology offered for your model with our state-of-the-art equipment. Our technicians are ASE certified, factory trained and experienced, so you can rest assured that you are getting the best quality work done on your truck.
We also provide service and repairs for all types of hard-working trucks, including Cummins, Duramax, Mercedes, and Powerstroke diesel-engine vehicles by Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Mercedes Sprinter, and RAM. So if your diesel truck needs any maintenance or services performed, contact us for quality parts and workmanship you can trust every time.
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