Do You Need to Service Your Diesel Particulate Filter?

Most new vehicles today are fitted with a diesel particulate filter, designed to remove harmful engine emissions, so they are not sprayed into the atmosphere instead. While these are meant to perform a certain amount of housekeeping by themselves in the form of regeneration, they are not designed to be foolproof. So, from time to time, you will need to take your vehicle in to get this component serviced. What do you need to know about this procedure?