Car Air Filters at a Glance
- Volkswagen cars and SUVs have two -- one for the for the engine and one for the cabin; they both capture airborne contaminants
- Engine air filters protect air intakes, and thus, motors, keeping dirt and debris out of both
- Cabin air filters protect heaters and air conditioning systems, keeping dust and pollen out of them
- Their designs are usually pleated, and the pleats are most often made of synthetic paper, foam, cotton, or metal fibers
- Their shapes vary; most are either a flat panel, circular, or cylindrical
How You Tell When an Air Filter Needs to be Replaced
Use them long enough, and pollutants can build up in either or both. When they do, they'll restrict airflow. Signs it's choked off include acceleration problems, engine misfires and power loss, and interior air quality issues. To prevent these problems, be sure to change your air filters regularly. The symptoms you may need to include:
- A lit Check Engine warning
- A clogged or worn-out filter
- Unusual engine noises
- Worsening fuel economy
- Black smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe
- Unclean smells in the interior
When to Change Air Filters
Take care of it every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, and no later than every 30,000 miles. That's about once a year. Consult your owner's manual's maintenance schedule for more details.
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