Just like the furnace in your home, the HVAC system in your car has an air filter that needs to be replaced as it becomes clogged with dirt and dust. There are a variety of filters on your vehicle that will need regular maintenance. Find out more below from the experts at Winn Volkswagen in Newark, CA! Below, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to know about filter replacement services for your vehicle.
Nobody wants to breathe the exhaust fumes from other cars around as they drive. That’s why all modern vehicles have an engine air filtration system. The outside air that comes through the climate vents first passes through a filter that removes pollen, dust, allergens, odors, and other irritants so that only fresh, clean air enters the cabin. As this filter becomes clogged, it will need to be replaced.
According to the maintenance schedule for all 2018 Volkswagen models (except the all-electric e-Golf), this service should be performed every 40,000 miles or every 2 years, whichever comes first.
Similarly, the engine requires air to mix with the fuel to create the combustion that makes your vehicle run. An engine air filter is included in the intake to prevent dirt, dust, litter, leaves and other road debris from getting into the engine and causing damage. Over time, this filter will clog with debris which can choke the engine, leading to poor performance and fuel economy.
On most 2018 Volkswagen models, this filter should be replaced every 6 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
For the most part, fuel safely stored in underground tanks at local filling stations won’t have any foreign matter. However, just in case, your vehicle includes a fuel filter in the fuel line between the tank and the engine. This filter will pick up any particulate that might find its way into the fuel tank and keep it from getting into the engine.
While this part doesn’t need to be replaced regularly, we can install a replacement if we detect a problem with your vehicle’s fuel filter.
The oil filter should be replaced as part of every oil change service, which you’ll regularly need on your vehicle. When you get your oil changed at Winn Volkswagen in the Bay Area, we’ll install a fresh OEM air filter designed specifically with your vehicle in mind for the best performance and protection.
If you get your oil changed by an unreliable mechanic who leaves the original filter in place, that can lead to damage if the filter becomes clogged or punctured by debris! That’s why it always pays to have certified dealership technicians perform maintenance on your Volkswagen.