Engine Carbon Clean

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

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

Save money on fuel, provides a smooth, quiet and responsive drive and helps deal with issues such as MOT emissions failures or sticking turbos.

Our service helps the hot side of the turbo, combustion chamber (injector tips, pistons, cylinders) and cats.

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 buildup. 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 and landfill engines.

All vehicles (excluding electric and hydrogen fuel) will create carbon buildup.

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 20-30k miles based on driving style, journey length and fuel quality.

It is wise 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.

Latest work

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

Andy MarriottAndy Marriott
12:22 04 Jan 23
I booked Adrian to take a look at a car I’d recently acquired. I knew it had some issues but I needed some detailed information to take away. Adrian was knowledgable and was more than happy to answer... all the questions I had.The diagnostics was very detailed and I’d highly recommend this service if your car has some issues.The clean has made the car sound much better and its restored performance.I would highly recommend!read more
josh sandersonjosh sanderson
14:26 13 Dec 22
Adrian is a nice bloke who has done a diagnostic and very effective engine carbon clean. Since having the service done on my 2016 116D with 54000 miles on the clock. The car starts even in the... freezing cold much better as well in comparison to how it has been on days even considered warmer than the current freezing temperatures before it was done, and runs so much better and doesn’t feel sluggish as it has been doing especially when warming up on colder days. The tank range seems to be better as well since doing the service and overall I am easily pleased in the service provided by Adrian. He’s quite knowledgeable on what he was doing and expressed any questions or concerns I had very clearly. Definitely worth having the service done.read more
Neil CoplandNeil Copland
19:22 10 Nov 22
Been using Adrian for 5/6 years now for regular engine cleaning as part of my general vehicle maintenance. Started after having issues with loss of performance and reduced fuel economy on a previous... vehicle. I saw his advert on social media and thought I’d give it a go as a last resort before potentially getting rid of the car. The difference after the clean was very noticeable. Performance was restored, with a smoother, quieter running engine, with more powerful acceleration and greatly increased fuel economy that in itself paid for the clean. As a result I kept the car for another two years. Dealing with Adrian is always a pleasure. He’s always approachable and accommodating. Very professional and knowledgeable. He fully explains what he’s doing and how this benefits your vehicle in an easy to understand way. I can fully recommend Adrian and will carry on using him in the future.read more
Terrie GoulbourneTerrie Goulbourne
08:20 19 Sep 22
Adrian was amazing from start to finish. Great communication from the start with prompt and friendly responses. Gave very clear and concise information and made sure that I had a full understanding... of what to expect. Managed to get me booked in for the same week which was a bonus. On the day, Adrian was prompt and on time, talked me through the process and we even shared a tale or 2 whilst we was waiting for the cleaning process to complete. An absolute pleasure of a guy to have and a fantastic service. Engine is now a lot smoother and quieter, cold starts in the mornings are no longer an issue. Very impressed. Thank you Adrian and will be sure to recommend you to friends and family.read more
Sam RussellSam Russell
05:34 03 Aug 22
Adrian came and did a Carbon Clean on our Jeep Cherokee 2.8crd. Excellent service from start to finish and Adrian was very open and honest about what a Carbon Clean can and cannot achieve. Well the... Jeep now runs much smoother and quieter. We had a slight misfire upon first start up which has now resolved itself since the clean, and as part of the service we got a full vehicle diagnostic using Adrian’s modern equipment. Excellent convenient service which comes to you and will definitely use again. Thank you 10/10.read more
gavin simpsongavin simpson
14:19 30 Jul 22
Had Adrian out to look at my car. He kept me up to date on when he was able to arrive. He was knowledgeable on what was happening with my car. I had a fault on the car he found what the fault was and... pointed me in the correct route to get it sorted. I had an engine clean and was impressed with the way I was shown all the data of how my car was preforming. After the clean I took my car out it felt smother and quicker on the pick up. I think it’s great value for money friendly guy and will explain everything what is going on with the clean. I would recommend to friends. Thank you for all your help Adrian.read more
Ash BroadhurstAsh Broadhurst
18:18 19 May 22
Had Adrian come out as needed a carbon clean on my volvo c30 1.6d, very knowledgeable about his trade, and would recommend him to anyone, great guy to get along with and my car is a lot more... responsive than when I bought it. 5 star review all day long. Keep up the good work mate 👍 👏 👌read more
James AldousJames Aldous
20:32 17 May 22
This was the second time Adrian has been out to do a carbon clean for us. Booking process was easy, Adrian is responsive to messages and very informative. Primarily had the most recent carbon clean... for preventative/maintenance but have been really impressed with the improvements we have seen in how smooth/quiet the car runs now. Will be sure to ask Adrian to come round to do a clean on our other car as it approaches is warranty expiry.read more
Jason RaynerJason Rayner
17:46 27 Apr 22
I booked Adrian for 10am on Wednesday 27/04 to do a diagnostic on my Petrol 1.2 Ford Fiesta due to a dashboard fault that had come up “Engine Fault Service Now” on his diagnosis there were no... concerning faults showing with the car, that was good to hear and after that I was happy for him to proceed with the Engine Carbon Clean on my Ford Fiesta Adrian was a very polite knowledgeable and honest gentleman who explained everything he was doing step by step I would happily book again the end result is my car is running a lot smoother now and will be more economical on fuel Thanks Again.read more
Mark MclachlanMark Mclachlan
13:58 02 Apr 22
I recently had my van in the garage for a few oil leaks and few other repairs. After repairing my van, the garage recommend my van had a carbon clean due to the build up of carbon in my turbo pipe.... Looked around and came across Adrian Charles of Engine Carbon East Midlands. Adrian who is very professional and very formative with the information / diagnosis of my van. He kept me up to date with everything he was doing and made sure I understood the information he was showing me. Since having the carbon clean I didn’t think I would see much of a difference in the running of my van. Believe I was wrong, maybe just my van but I could see a massive difference in my vans performance. Thank you Adrian.read more
20:24 01 Apr 22
I booked Adrian in for my 2006 Mercedes ML, he kept me informed at all times and promptly arrived on time. He kept me updated at all times, and was clearly very experienced and knowledgable.Post... carbon clean the car drove markedly smoother and quieter. Fuel economy also seemed better. Very impressed.Many thanks Adrianread more
Joshua ScottJoshua Scott
12:12 22 Mar 22
Very happy with the service provided by Adrian today on my Skoda Octavia. Car feels smoother to drive and the engine is far quieter now after the carbon clean. The engine diagnostics and live data is... great to see how your engine is performing, and I know what needs to be replaced to get my car running 100% again. Thanks again Adrian, highly recommend you and your services to anybody looking for diagnostics/carbon clean!*** Update*** I’ve driven around 180 miles in the 5 days since my carbon clean was carried out, the results are even better than I was initially seeing. My car has continued to run smoother than ever before, with the mpg being the biggest difference - I’ve had an increase of 8mpg just driving around town and short journeys on dual carriageways. Looking forward to seeing what difference it’ll make on a longer motorway trip! Once again, thank you Adrian. I will 100% be back to use your services again, I am very much impressed!read more