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When Is It Time to Change Your Volkswagen’s Cabin and Engine Filter?

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Cabin and Engine Filter Service Waiting for You in Miami

When it comes to routine auto maintenance, cabin filter and engine filter replacements don’t always come to mind first—but they will if you neglect them long enough and smell a horrendous odor accompanying you on your drives. Thankfully, at South Motors Volkswagen, we’re ready to help you with your replacements with certified factory-trained technicians who know how to work on your specific make and model of Volkswagen—whether it’s a new Atlas or a Jetta from decades ago. Plus, when you stop by, your needs are our top concern—let us know if you have questions or need assistance, and we’ll be happy to help. Until then, help keep your air clean and your rides odor-free by scheduling a cabin filter and engine filter replacement at South Motors Volkswagen in Miami.

First Things First: What Are Your Cabin and Engine Filters?

The cabin filter is also known as your air filter, and it protects you from contaminants entering your air conditioning vents during your cruises—helping you breathe easy. You’ll find your filter behind your glovebox, but before any air can enter your cabin, it must first pass through your filter, helping you literally breathe a breath of fresh (and clean) air.

Likewise, your engine filter works the same, but for your motor instead of your interior. By blocking contaminants and debris from entering your engine from the circulated air, you’ll get a ride that can run smoothly and seamlessly without lag.

How Do You Know It’s Time for a Filter Replacement?

When it comes to your cabin filter, you’ll definitely know it’s time for a replacement when your interior is invaded with an unpleasant musky odor. You’ll also notice your airflow is less than normal from your heating and air conditioning—and if you set your fan to the maximum setting, you’ll hear a strange whistling sound, partly resulting from all the debris blocking your air. If you neglect your replacement too long, you’ll also feel allergens entering your car (especially in the spring) activating those annoying allergies during your rides. When the days get rainy and you need heat, you’ll also notice that removing the fog from your windshield takes longer since your defrost feature won’t pump out as much heat to evaporate the water from your windshield as easily—which also means you’ll need to roll down your window until your defogger kicks in, which can lead to a cold ride.

For your engine filter, you’ll know you need a replacement by looks alone—when you notice black on the areas where the outside air enters, schedule a filter replacement with us, otherwise, your performance and fuel economy will suffer.

Should You Change Your Filters Frequently?

As a rule of thumb, once a year is usually a solid measure for keeping your air fresh and circulating for both, your Volkswagen cabin and engine filter. You can also use your odometer as a reliable metric—every 30,000-40,000 miles, you’ll want to change out your filters before the contaminants impede your airflow. Thankfully, both filters are ultra-affordable services and take our experts minutes to complete—so it’s virtually no hassle for you—in fact, you can even have your filters replaced during one of your oil changes.

Breathing Easy: Why You’ll Want to Replace Your Filters

When you replace your cabin filter, you’ll keep most pollution outside your interior—and not just the smog from bustling cities, you’ll also keep out most pollen and allergens that trigger runny noses and sinus issues during your commutes to nearby places like Kendall and Cutler Bay. Also, you’ll enjoy quiet and comfortable rides without obnoxious whistling or clanking sounds coming from your vents—instead, you’ll get help receiving an uninterrupted stream of heat or cool air depending on your settings.

For your engine filter, you’ll keep your performance on point with full acceleration since you won’t have as many particles interrupting your motor from working it’s best. Plus, since your engine won’t need to put in extra work to move your vehicle, you’ll also get help with boosting your fuel efficiency for fewer stops at the pump, saving you money through the year.

Where You Can Replace Your Filters in Miami

Don’t let allergens and strange smells infest your rides—instead, schedule a Volkswagen cabin filter service and an engine filter replacement at South Motors Volkswagen in Miami today. Remember, we also have certified technicians who understand every angle of Volkswagen vehicles (and know which filters work best for your ride) to help get the replacement right the first time. While you’re here, let us know if you need any other services or if you have questions, as we’re always happy to help however possible.

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