It’s fair to say, the car you see you here has had better days!
It’s burnt out – literally!
On first inspections it would be pretty normal to suspect it was deliberately set on fire.
But this wasn’t foul play, it was the result of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) which set a light.
For those of you who might not know, the role of a DPF is to remove any soot and dirt from the exhaust fuel of a diesel engine.
On this occasion the filter must have been thick with soot and grime to set on fire.
Ideally you should get your filter cleaned every six months when you take your car in for a servicing.
If you ignore it and let the dirt build up it may need replacing which could cost dearly.
Or in extreme cases, as with this poor
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