Engine Carbon Clean

Simply the best regular maintenance for your vehicle.

Which? Trusted Trader of the Month August 2022 Which? Trusted Trader of the Month Certificate of Distinction April 2020 Which? Trusted Trader of the Month October 2018

Totally changed how it drives, Just like a new car. Unbelievable service will recommend to everyone!!

Being a vehicle technician I was sceptical but I kid you not my vehicle ran smoother on acceleration and the slight engine vibration I had has disappeared and no more smoke even bigger PLUS my MPG was outstanding I was getting a lot more to the gallon.

Simply the best regular maintenance for your petrol, diesel, LPG or hybrid vehicle of any age and mileage.

Identify and resolve issues, restore fuel economy to save money on fuel, restore performance, pass MOT and avoid future repair bills

Keeping your engine cleaned helps prevent issues such as DPF issues, MOT emissions failures or sticking turbos.

Contact us now to get it running smooth and quiet again – restoring response, fuel economy and lowering emissions.

Our expert and friendly service has been awarded the coveted Which? Trusted Trader of the Month award twice.

Our IMI Certified service is about looking after the overall health of the vehicle, not just turning up to ‘perform a clean’.

Every booking starts with a health check, a diagnostic code scan of the entire vehicle looking for underlying issues (where applicable) and Live data diagnostics throughout to identify issues with injectors, fuel pumps, sensors, etc. which may not be logging errors.

Yes. All hydrocarbon engines create carbon build up depending on the mileage, driving style, journey length and fuel quality used.

You can clean petrol, diesel, LPG, hybrid or anything else such as methane.  Not just cars and vans, but we also work on boats, tractors, tanks, generators, landfill engines, anything really.

Typical symptoms include a decline in fuel economy, noisier engine, increased vibration, sluggish response and smoke/emissions levels.

As fuel economy and emission targets have got stricter over the years the engine components have been developed and added in order to keep the soot within the vehicle rather than passing it out through the exhaust. This then clogs up EGR valves, inlet manifolds and DPFs.

Most people are coming back for repeats approximately every 20-25k miles based on driving style, journey length and fuel quality.

It is best to time the diagnostic and clean just prior to a service or MOT if one is due.

If you have just bought a vehicle or warranty is due to expire then it is a perfect time to get it checked out and cleaned up.

Yes it does and it is very good at what it does as long as the relevant pre-checks are performed to ensure an effective clean and critically it is done by someone who is properly trained, certified, with the right approach and equipment.

An Engine Carbon Clean is great at cleaning up the back of a turbo, combustion chamber, injector tips, pistons, cylinders and cats to get a vehicle running smooth, quiet, responsive, economical and emissions friendly again, but will not clean up cold areas such as EGR valves or inlet manifolds and won’t unblock a DPF.

The only way to clean up these cold areas safely and effectively is a manual approach, e.g. strip and clean of the EGR or ‘walnut blast’ the inlet.

The Engine Carbon Clean is complementary to these manual approaches as they are targeted at different areas.

Cleaning up the combustion chamber cleans up the source of the dirt – this helps minimise future buildup in the EGR and inlet manifold as well as extends the mileage between DPF regenerations.


Why Book Us

A dirty engine has to work harder against the dirt. To do this it uses more fuel, vibrates more causing more noise, shaking and lumpy running and increases emissions eventually causing MOT failure.

The more it shakes the more it will wear parts such as engine mounts, clutches, etc. so combat this before it becomes a problem.

Prevention is better than repair!

A booking with us is essentially a health check and detox for your vehicle.

What We Offer

A fully insured mobile service for all combustion engines running petrol, diesel, LPG, hybrid no matter what age, engine size or mileage.

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About Us

Helping people save money every day with their vehicles is what we do – providing advice, guidance, diagnosis and performing cleaning procedures only where safe and appropriate and in a professional manner for individuals, small businesses, corporations and fleet customers.

We provide a MOBILE service and come to you anywhere across the East Midlands counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, plus we also cover Cambridgeshire.

What Clients Say

Paul BakerPaul Baker
12:53 09 Feb 24
Very prompt, professional and thorough service, excellent communication from start to finish. The car runs smoother and more responsive! Will definitely be recommending you to my friends and family
Solomon GroverSolomon Grover
21:12 31 Jan 24
Incredible service. I can't believe how much improvement it's achieved just from a pipe shoved up the air filter for an hour. It's alleviated so many shakes and the whole engine and car is smoother.... It revs lower, shifts easier, accelerates quicker and smoother, has gained economy, and I'm sure will extend the working age of the vehicle. Forget recommendations, this is a necessity. GET YOUR TUBES UNCLOGGED. 118000mile3.0cdtiVectraread more
jody leitchjody leitch
16:03 29 Jan 24
Top notch service. Adrian is a really nice guy with a wealth of knowledge and a great passion for what he does. I had just purchased a new car and he did a full diagnostic check and an engine carbon... clean. I now have piece of mind and the car runs like a dream. I highly recommend this more
16:30 24 Jan 24
Professional service! . Before he turns up he texts you to keep you informed of arrival time . He gave me great advice on my car through me asking questions. The service lasts about an hour but felt... like 10 mins as he his really friendly ..This worked well on my car feels smoother like its new again and went from 36.5 mpg to 41.3mpg. Not bad at all ..I would definitely recommend!.Happy customer Chrisread more
Tobie LangfordTobie Langford
16:40 22 Jan 24
Adrian Charles was absolutely fantastic. car now runs better then it ever did.Thank you
Kaja SummersonKaja Summerson
20:46 18 Jan 24
10/10 service highly recommend Adrian as he’s very talkative and knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have. Adrian is a very genuine guy and really looks after the customer was able to get... my car booked in within 2 days of my first message and will 100% be coming back when I think my car needs another cleanread more
Lee PettittLee Pettitt
18:02 21 Dec 23
Adrian arrived on time, discussed what he was doing at every stage of the Carbon Clean, found a possible issue with engine temp, very pleased with the whole process and cost, would highly recommend.
الأمير وسيمالأمير وسيم
16:28 04 Dec 23
I have an Audi A3 2017 2.0 Diesel, I had the DPF/Engine management and Coil spring light all come on at once over the weekend. Was told it needed a DPF clean and possibly other works. Found this... company online and gave them a call. Adrian was friendly to speak to and gave me some assurance that it may not be as bad as I was expecting due to his experience and knowledge on the issue. He came out the next morning and after 30 or so mins we came to a conclusion that he would reset the values as they didn't seem to match/make sense, and clear the lights. Was told to give the car a good run so that the values could re configure and that if the lights did come back on he would come out and take another look. Since then car has been driving fine and no lights have come back on thankfully! saved a lot of money and also educated myself on what to look for if this was to happen again. Definitely recommend ECC/Adrian and his services! Top bloke 🙂read more
asked for the services of Engine Carbon Clean, they did the work by Adrian, a sensational professional from the first minute to the last, I am very satisfied with the result, I recommend it to... everyone. Thank more
Mark PritchardMark Pritchard
16:05 04 Nov 23
Our Zafira has been a workhorse for the best part of 12 years and in the last few months developed a fault. The engine management light would come on and then disappear, usually when it was booked... into a garage for diagnosis. Eventually, it was diagnosed as the system running lean. But, there was no explanation for it. Any garage will work on trial and error. This could mean injectors to sensors.I saw the YouTube video of Adrian with a similar Zafira and thought that it would be worth contacting ECC and see what they thought. I have an Astra as well so booked both in for diagnosis and Carbon Clean.Adrian was very thorough and professional. Explained the error codes and what could be the cause of the problems. Although they don't do the repair work, the complete diagnosis, working with live data, is invaluable. The potential problem was identified as a stuck thermostat. Not what I would have thought at all.Can't recommend Adrian and ECC enough. I now have a good idea of where to start with the Zafira.For anyone thinking of keeping an older ICE vehicle on the road for longer, I would have ECC out to perform a Carbon Clean.Both the Astra and Zafira now run a lot more
darren coydarren coy
09:45 28 Oct 23
First class service. Car is running lovely and smooth.
sarath pillaisarath pillai
21:25 27 Oct 23
Adrian did a fantastic job for 2 of my cars.Explained all the details and he was able to do diagnostic on my Japanese car as well.Informed well in advance of the timings and did a very good... professional more