Learn More About Your Volkswagen Engine Air Filter and When to Replace It

Your Volkswagen vehicle has an engine air filter that helps to keep harmful contaminants like dust and dirt particles out of your engine to help it perform at its best. To keep your engine running smoothly, we recommend checking your engine air filter regularly and replacing it when it gets dirty or clogged. Regular engine air filter changes can help you get the most out of your engine and prevent an array of issues.

So, how can you tell when your engine air filter needs to be replaced? What happens if you let it be? Where can you get a new engine air filter? Here at Betten Volkswagen, you can find the answers to all your engine air filter questions!

When should I replace my engine air filter?

We recommend changing your engine air filter at least once every three years, or every 15,000 to 30,000 miles (whichever comes first). Your owner's manual can give you specifics regarding your vehicle's needs and show you how to check your engine air filter.

Your engine air filter is responsible for catching dust and other contaminants so that only clean air makes it into your engine as you drive around the Grand Rapids area. Over time, all that dirt and dust can clog up your filter and create the need for replacement to avoid problems with your engine.

How can I tell if my engine air filter needs to be replaced?

If your engine air filter appears to be dirty, it's probably time to get it replaced. Other signs that your Volkswagen needs a new engine air filter include:

  • Rough idling or trouble starting your engine
  • Strange engine sounds
  • Reduced acceleration
  • Gasoline smell when you start your car

If you notice any of these symptoms, please don't hesitate to make an appointment with our Volkswagen service center serving Wyoming, MI and Kentwood. We'll be happy to help.

Where can I buy a new Volkswagen engine air filter near me?

Drivers in the Allendale, MI area can order replacement Volkswagen engine air filters at our parts center near Holland, MI.

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