Heavy-Duty Truck EGR & DPF Services in Darlington, SC

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Two critical components in diesel emission control are the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system and the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). At Fleet Care Services in Darlington, SC, we offer specialized repair and maintenance services for both these systems.


The Role of EGR and DPF in Diesel Engines

What is the EGR System?

The EGR system helps reduce diesel engine nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. NOx is a primary contributor to smog and acid rain. By recirculating a portion of an engine's exhaust gas back to the engine cylinders, the EGR system lowers the temperature of the combustion process. This reduction in combustion temperature subsequently decreases the amount of NOx produced.

The Function of DPF

The DPF traps and stores particulate matter (PM) or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. Over time, the filter fills up with these particles. To prevent it from getting clogged, the DPF needs to undergo a regeneration process, where the trapped soot is burned off at a high temperature, turning the particulate matter into ash.

Repair & Maintenance of EGR and DPF Systems

Maintaining the efficiency of these components is critical to prevent unwanted downtimes, costly repairs, and potential environmental harm.

EGR System Maintenance & Repair

  • Cleaning: One common issue with EGR valves is the buildup of carbon deposits. Regular cleaning ensures the valve and its passages are free from obstructions.
  • Inspection and Replacement: At Fleet Care Services, we recommend periodic inspections. Faulty EGR valves or coolers can reduce engine performance and increase emissions. If the components are damaged or worn out, immediate replacement is essential.
  • Software Updates: Modern EGR systems are controlled electronically. Keeping the software updated ensures optimal performance and prevents potential malfunctions.

DPF Maintenance & Repair

  • Regeneration: While many modern trucks perform automatic regenerations, sometimes manual regeneration is necessary, especially when the soot buildup is significant.
  • Cleaning: Over time, ash residue accumulates in the DPF and can't be burned off. It's recommended to have the DPF professionally cleaned every 100,000 miles or per the manufacturer's recommendation.
  • Inspection and Replacement: A damaged or excessively clogged DPF can lead to reduced engine performance. Regular inspections can help identify potential issues early on. If a DPF is damaged, it may need replacement.
  • Pressure Sensors Checking: These sensors help monitor the DPF's condition. If they malfunction, it could lead to a non-functioning regeneration process, causing the DPF to clog rapidly.

Why EGR and DPF Maintenance is Essential

Keeping these systems in top condition ensures:

  • Optimal Fuel Efficiency: A properly functioning EGR and DPF system ensures the engine operates efficiently, providing better fuel mileage.
  • Emission Regulation Compliance: Both systems need to function optimally to meet the stringent emission norms.
  • Prolonged Engine Life: Regular maintenance reduces the strain on the engine, ensuring a longer and healthier engine lifespan.

Serving the Heart of South Carolina

While we're based in Darlington, SC, Fleet Care Services proudly extends its EGR and DPF repair and maintenance expertise to the nearby areas of Hartsville, Pee Dee, and Florence, SC. We understand the importance of timely and efficient services, especially for bustling fleets.

The health of your diesel truck's EGR and DPF systems is paramount. Regular checks and maintenance, backed by expert services like what we offer at Fleet Care Services, ensure that your fleet remains on the move, compliant, and efficient.


Our Heavy-Duty Truck Repair Services

In Darlington, SC, the road can throw unpredictable challenges at your fleet. Whether it's wear and tear or sudden hiccups, every vehicle demands precision care. Reliable repairs aren't just about fixing problems; they're about future-proofing your journey, ensuring that every mile ahead is smoother than the one left behind.

Customer Reviews

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All superheroes don’t wear capes. These guys are life savers. I had problems with the tandems on a trailer and could not resolve the issue after trying for nearly two hours. Luckily, Chris drove by. I assumed the day was a waste but the positive attitude from Chris immediately left me with no worries. In little to no time the tandems began sliding and the truck was on the road again. I want to just say thank you Chris and Fleet Care Servics out of South Carolina for the assist. First call I am making when there is an issue.
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