Why Your Used Truck Needs A Detroit™ Genuine Parts Reman DPF
In today’s market, used truck buyers often share the same concern; how much “life” is left in the after-treatment system, and what is the risk of failure? Diesel particulate filters (DPFs) are one of the costliest components of the system and require proper maintenance practices to avoid expensive repairs and downtime. When purchasing pre-owned vehicles, it’s important to be aware that DPFs can come in all different conditions.
With proper maintenance using Detroit Genuine Parts, owners, drivers and fleet managers will experience maximum engine performance, and save time, money and inconvenience. One of the most important ways to achieve that is to maintain a clean DPF. The Detroit liquid DPF cleaning process is the most efficient and effective way to remove ash from the filter to ensure maximum cleaning intervals. The cleaning process removes 98% of the ash, soot and contaminates from the filter, leading to longer service intervals, better fuel efficiency, fewer breakdowns, and overall lower cost of operation.
What are the benefits of using the Detroit proprietary method versus others available on the market?
- Decrease in required service intervals. Since aftermarket “bake & blow” cleaning does not adequately remove accumulated ash, this ash becomes increasingly compacted each time the filter is cleaned. That leads to more cleanings every 100,000-200,000 miles versus 300,000-500,000 miles with the Detroit method.
- The chances of filter failure are reduced. Since most cleaning processes don’t detect defects in the filter, a faulty unit could be going right back into a truck.
- It’s important to know the real cost of ownership. While after-market cleaning processes may cost less up front, a combination of shorter service intervals, longer downtime and a higher risk of failure will result in paying more in the long term.
- For more information on the cleaning process, view this video.
Here at SelecTrucks, we are leveraging the expertise of our sister company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, to offer a unique advantage for used truck customers: Qualifying used Freightliner trucks at SelecTrucks Centers across the United States will include factory-cleaned, Detroit remanufactured DPFs. These genuine parts are backed by a one-year/unlimited-mile warranty, serviceable at over 800 locations nationwide.
In addition, SelecTrucks provides even more peace of mind with its 12/100 Select After-Treatment System Limited Warranty. OEM-backed Select Limited Warranties are the best in the industry, with $0 deductible, no aggregate limit, and unrestricted progressive damage. This warranty covers the entire after-treatment system for up to 12 months or 100,000 miles. The ATS injector, DEF tank, pressure sensors, SCR catalyst, doser, header, NOX sensors, DOC, and DPF are all included in this coverage.
Find a used truck with a certified Reman DPF at your nearest SelecTrucks Center.