Can a diesel van be used for short journeys?

Can the Toyota Proace diesel van be used for short journeys? I believe it has a DPF.

Asked on 24 February 2021 by ROY MCBRIDE

Answered by Dan Powell
All modern diesels have a DPF. It needs at least 15-miles (per journey) to complete its regeneration cycle. Anything less increases the risk of the DPF clogging up or failing - which will not be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. If you need a van for lots of short journeys I would recommend buying a petrol version of the Vauxhall Combo. Peugeot Partner or Ford Transit Connect.
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