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Engine Air Filter Replacement Service
Don’t Forget to Change Your Engine Air Filter
The engine depends on the intake of cool, clean air for it to perform as designed. In order to prevent debris and dust in the air from entering and contaminating your engine, your vehicle uses an engine air filter. (To prevent this debris from coming into your cabin, your care uses a cabin air filter.) Eventually, these filters will get dirty and need to be cleaned or replaced. Once the engine air filter is dirty, it can restrict the flow of air to the engine. This will decrease both your horsepower and fuel mileage.
Choose a Quality Air Filter
The higher quality your air filter is, the better your vehicle will perform. You will keep more contamination out of your engine and allow more air to be drawn in with ease. Some filters are reusable and need to be cleaned rather than replaced. These are typically good for the lifetime of the vehicle unless they become damaged or contaminated with something that cannot be cleaned.
Traditional air filters are woven from synthetic fibers so that they catch most of the air particulates being sucked in from the atmosphere around the vehicle. Standard air filters can be cleaned to a certain extent between uses but will need to be replaced eventually. You can tap them or vacuum them to help remove what it has caught. Our service center only uses the highest quality OEM air filters when we replace your current one.
Your engine air filter needs to be checked every 3 months. Most drivers prefer to group servicing the engine air filter at the same time they change their oil. This makes it easier to remember and ensures that you keep up with it. If you live in an area that has high winds and dust, or you drive down unpaved roads often, you may want to consider changing your engine air filter more frequently. You also want to replace the air filter if it gets wet, as it will be relatively useless. Replacing or cleaning your air filter is generally easy to do, takes a matter of minutes, and will make a difference in the way your vehicle drives.
Schedule Auto Service at Volkswagen of Inver Grove
The service experts at Volkswagen of Inver Grove are happy to help with any make or model. We proudly serve the Inver Grove Heights, Minneapolis, St Paul, and Burnsville communities. Feel free to relax in our kid-friendly waiting area complete with complimentary beverages and coffee. Your service will always include a car wash, and free fluid top offs between scheduled service visits. Ask about our Volkswagen Service Credit Card as well!