If you are in the market for a used car and you want to be certain that you are getting a good deal on a dependable vehicle, there are a few used cars that you should avoid buying. Generally speaking, any vehicle that has had numerous recalls should be a red flag. Unless you know without a doubt that those recalls have already been repaired, you simply cannot take the chance on getting a used vehicle that may be unsafe.
The 2006 Dodge Durango is an SUV that has had a total of six recalls since it rolled off the production line. This is definitely one that you may want to avoid. The recalls ranged from the transmission not being able to shift into park to the anti-lock brakes not functioning properly due to a software issue. If you really want to spend time and money visiting the auto repair shop or the dealership to have the recalls repaired, you may want to find a different SUV.
Of course, this is not the only car over the years that has been recalled. When it comes to automobile manufacturers, no one is perfect. In order to ensure that you are getting a good vehicle for the money however, you should take the time to check on the vehicle you are planning to purchase. A quick internet search will tell you if any recalls are available and what they entail. Make sure that you check for possible recalls by looking up the year, make and model of the car in question. If you feel that the recall is serious, simply choose another used car. Minor recalls can be repaired quickly and should not necessarily be means for snubbing that particular vehicle. Major recalls however or multiple ones should definitely send up a red flag.
Diesel particulate filters have really changed the way we view diesel based engines and have, also, ensured that the emissions from these engines are far lower than they were in previous years meaning a much healthier and better environment for us all to live in. Many government’s now insist that these filters be attached to every new diesel based vehicle such is their beneficial and health related nature.
There is not just one filter, however, that acts for the purpose of DPF removal, there are, in fact, several different variants of the diesel filter that are used in different circumstances. Firstly we have the Cordierite filters that are a ceramic based filter and are the most inexpensive type to use. They are very effective however, although they do suffer from a low melting point meaning that, during filter regeneration, they can become damaged and need replaced.
Next we have the Ceramic Fibre filters that are great for being shaped to fit any device or design and they also benefit greatly from having a lower back pressure which gives them a particulate removal average of 95+%. The Silicon Carbide Wall Flow filters are, after the Cordierite ones, the second most commonly seen filter type. They have an advantage over the Cordierite filters by being able to sustain more heat and have a higher melting point although they tend not to be as stable or reliable as the latter. Lastly we have the Metal Fibre Flow Through diesel filters and, as they are metal based, have the option to pass through an electrical current. They are usually the most expensive type of filters used for diesel particulate removal however are generally considered to be the most reliable and effective when it comes to cutting down on the emissions that are expelled from diesel based engines.