The firm had supplied Cataclean Diesel to 40 RAC patrol vehicles via distribution partner Euro Car Parts. Following this successful trial the RAC have now commissioned Cataclean Diesel across the entire UK patrol fleet, 1400 vehicles.
Cataclean’s director of sales William Jones said the product was selected following a rise in the number of RAC call-outs to vehicles with clogged diesel particulate filters (DPFs).
“The RAC receives regular roadside call-outs from drivers who have noticed dashboard warning lights flick on after DPFs have clogged,” he said. “Roadside technicians can usually clear the blockage via a manual regeneration. However, Cataclean can reduce the harmful build-up even further – extending the period before which another regeneration is required."
Cataclean Diesel is designed to lower harmful particulate emissions and reduces the risk of DPF clogging – protecting and extending the lives of a vehicle’s DPF and catalytic converter.
Cataclean’s corporate development director Graham Fraser said the product has been made in the UK and can be safely used for all diesel, petrol and hybrid engines for cars, vans and motorbikes.
“Like the rest of the Cataclean range, Cataclean Diesel can help to reduce emissions, improve engine performance, enhance fuel economy and reduce carbon build-ups on oxygen sensors,” said Mr Fraser “It is particularly effective in diesel vehicles used primarily in urban environments and stop/start driving profiles.
“When Cataclean burns with fuel it generates a vapour that dissolves carbon – enabling it to help remove carbon, including particulates, from the entire exhaust system,” he said. “In most cases when motorists use Cataclean they can physically feel a difference in terms of the vehicle’s responsiveness. Many motorists see a noticeable improvement in MPG after a Cataclean treatment too."
“With some 11 million diesel cars on the road it is not surprising that our patrols are increasingly encountering problems with diesel particulate filters," added RAC technical director Phil Ryan. "While they deal with these very effectively by using our highly sophisticated RAC Scan diagnostic tool to put the DPF into regeneration mode, being able to offer Cataclean Diesel to members is a way of avoiding having another DPF problem in the future. It can only enhance the customer service experience, especially as replacing a DPF can be very expensive.
“The RAC has long known the benefits of Cataclean products which is why we stock RAC Cataclean in our online shop. Equipping our patrols with Cataclean Diesel therefore seemed like a natural extension of our existing relationship as it helps to solve a frustrating problem for motorists.”