We often take for granted the air we breathe, especially when we’re in our cars. We could be breathing the exhaust of other cars, the dust from the road, and all sorts of other particles, but instead, we generally breathe fine, crisp, clean air from our vents. This is thanks to your cabin air filter, which filters out those contaminants, but when it becomes clogged, it can stop working. At Sheehy Volkswagen of Hagerstown, near Funkstown, Robinwood, Falling Waters, and Waynesboro, we can help you with the replacement.
As you can imagine, a cabin air filter can get pretty nasty. It filters out particles, bugs, leaves, and other large pieces that fall into your intake. This buildup can cause two things: One, your filter gets so dirty it gets plugged, and your car will have trouble pulling air through the vents. Two, the dirt and organic matter may start to rot, leading to a very bad smell coming through your vents. Replacement takes away the risk of either of these happening.
It can depend a lot on where you drive, but most experts agree that you should change the cabin air filter every 30,000 miles or so. If you start smelling something awful, you can get your air filter checked, and our experts will tell you if it needs replacing or if the smell is coming from something else. You can also check yourself if you’re up for a small bit of home service, and you’ll be able to see if the filter is dirty or not.
Our service center is the local provider of OEM parts for Volkswagen vehicles. These parts are the same as those installed in your car during assembly, so you’re getting factory quality when choosing OEM parts. They also have gone through rigorous testing by Volkswagen to make sure the parts live up to Volkswagen’s standards for their cars. We provide OEM parts because they’re the best part for your vehicle.