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Your Volkswagen cabin air filter is a key component of your vehicle’s HVAC system. It needs to be changed regularly. However, this part is often neglected, and this neglect could lead to future problems. At Bill Jacobs Volkswagen in Naperville, IL, we can help you with your cabin air filter and other maintenance issues. Here are more things to know about cabin air filter replacement and how we can help with this important service.
The cabin air filter is a part of your Volkswagen’s heating and air conditioning system. It filters air entering the cabin from outside vents. It is a pleated air filter similar to one in the engine compartment that filters air entering the fuel intake manifold. However, this separate filter is located in the dashboard, usually behind the glove box. Because they’re often out of sight and don’t affect engine performance, many people tend to ignore them.
If you don’t change the cabin air filter at regular intervals, then you risk having air quality issues in the cabin. Some of these issues could cause health problems. These filters strain out things like allergens and dust that could cause respiratory problems in sensitive individuals. Also, the filter does a good job of trapping mold particles, rodent droppings, and other things that cause odors. Since a blocked filter affects airflow, a clogged one causes strain on your heater and air conditioner. You may also hear weird whistling noises from the vents.
Most models need their cabin air filters changed about every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or about once a year for average use. If you regularly drive through dusty or smoggy areas, then you may want to change them at every oil change. You should also change them if you notice lingering smells or increased allergy issues. If your air vents seem to be putting out less air, check and change the air filter at that time as well.
Our authorized Volkswagen service department can help you with any maintenance issues, including cabin air filter replacement. If you are experiencing low airflow through your vents, our certified technicians will check out your system. If the cabin air filter needs changing, then we will replace it with an original equipment Volkswagen cabin air filter if possible. Enjoy our comfortable waiting area with complimentary coffee and other beverages as you wait. Whether you are in Naperville, or nearby Aurora, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, and Woodridge, we can help you with all your Volkswagen maintenance and repairs