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What You Need to Know Before Leasing a Diesel or Petrol Vehicle

Keith Hawes By Keith
14th May 2024
Car Exhaust Pipe

What Are Emission Particulate Filters?

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF)

What is a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)?

What happens if the DPF does not regenerate?

To allow the DPF filter to automatically regenerate, a vehicle must be driven at 50mph or above for at least 20 minutes to effect this process.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

Do all DPFs require regeneration?

Is a diesel vehicle with a DPF suitable for my needs?

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Systems

What is a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) system?

Will the AdBlue tank require top-ups between services?

How do I find and fill the AdBlue tank?

What will happen if the AdBlue tank is not refilled when advised?

Is a diesel vehicle with AdBlue suitable for my needs?

Gas pump nozzle in the fuel tank of a white car

Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPF)

What is a Gasoline Particulate Filter?

How does a petrol particulate filter work?

What happens if the GPF does not regenerate?

Is a petrol vehicle with a GPF suitable for my needs?

Choosing the right vehicle for your needs

1. Evaluate Your Typical Driving Environment

2. Consider Your Driving Frequency and Distance

3. Selecting the Right Fuel Type

4. Understand the Maintenance Requirements

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