Life gets busy, and keeping up with things like car filter replacement can slip to the bottom of the priority list. Nevertheless, it's an important part of routine car maintenance. That's why our team at Colonial Volkswagen of Medford are here to make replacing the oil filter, engine air filter, cabin air filter, and fuel filter on your Jetta, Tiguan, or other Volkswagen vehicle a straightforward process. Here's what you need to know.
Your Volkswagen's filters each serve an important purpose in keeping things clean and running smoothly. But because they trap debris, they come with a limited lifespan. A dirty filter is less capable of catching damaging debris, and it only becomes less functional the dirtier it gets. So, just like the water filter in your fridge or the hood range filter above your stove, the filters in your vehicle will need to eventually be replaced to keep the system at peak performance. Not doing so can even lead to engine damage, which can be a lot more costly fix than simply replacing a filter as needed.
You'll rarely need to replace all your filters at once. Our service professionals at Colonial Volkswagen will be able to check your filters to determine their precise condition, but it helps to have an idea of what to expect. Different kinds of filters have different lifespans, so you can estimate when you'll need replacement if you know when they were last swapped out.
This filter directly removes contaminants from your vehicle's engine oil, and it should be at least checked at every oil change and replaced when it becomes visually dirty. Using synthetic oil may prolong its life.Learn More
Dirt, rust, and other contaminants can get in your fuel line, but this filter prevents them from getting into your engine. They should be checked at every 20,000 miles and replaced at a minimum every 60,000 miles.Learn More
This filter snares dirt, pollen, bugs, and other debris that could enter from the air into your engine. It should be replaced when visually dirty, or at least every 20,000 miles if not before.Learn More
Just as the engine air filter protects your engine from airborne debris, the cabin air filter protects you and your passengers. To ensure you're only breathing clean air, replace when visually dirty or when strange odors are noticed, and at least check every 20,000 miles.Learn More
For drivers in the Medford, MA area, Colonial Volkswagen is your vehicle maintenance expert. Just give us a call to ask questions, or go ahead and schedule an appointment with our service center. We're here to help you get the most out of your Volkswagen for years to come!