Modified Car Drivers Warned Against Removing Exhaust Filters

Drivers of modified diesel cars are being warned against a specific modification that could see them face a fine if caught.

According to an investigation by the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), thousands of motorists across the UK are driving diesel cars that have been modified to remove the pollution exhaust filter - an expensive part to replace, the Express reports.

Removing the filter costs just a couple of hundred pounds and the process is not illegal, however, driving around in a diesel car without a filter is against the law.

Since 2014, 1,800 cars have been found to have had their pollution filters removed. Drivers of diesel cars can be fined up to £1,000 if caught, while van drivers could be made to shell out up to £2,500.

Vehicles manufactured since 2009 must have a diesel particulate