Volkswagen Cabin Air Filter Replacement Service

Volkswagen Cabin Air Filter Replacement Service in Santa Rosa

Most people are aware of the fact that their vehicle has an oil filter and an engine air filter, but did you know that your vehicle may also have a cabin filter? The use of a cabin filter is similar to how the filter works on the HVAC system in your home in Santa Rosa, CA; it helps to trap contaminants and prevent them from getting inside your vehicle. Here's some information about how the cabin air filter works and why it’s beneficial to change them when needed.

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How Does the Cabin Air Filter Work?

The engine air filter is essential for cleaning the air as it reaches the engine, the cabin air filter works in the same way. A cabin air filter is designed to keep dirt, dust, pollen, exhaust gases, and bacteria from entering the heating and air system of your vehicle. The cabin filter also helps to prevent leaves, bugs and other types of debris from clogging the system. The cabin air filter helps to keep the air inside your vehicle fresh, allowing you and your passengers to breathe easily, especially during allergy season.

Where is the Cabin Air Filter?

The cabin air filter for most vehicles is located behind the glove box and easily accessed. Some cabin air filters may be under the dashboard, which is slightly more difficult to access. If you aren’t sure where the cabin air filter is located in your vehicle, stop in to our certified service center for assistance.

Signs It's Time To Replace the Filter

One of the most common signs is more noise than usual when you turn up the heat or air. Another common sign is a persistent bad smell. If you notice an odor when you turn the heat or air on, you should replace the filter as soon as possible. You may not have any warnings at all, so it’s best to routinely have the cabin air filter inspected once a year and replaced if necessary.



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The cabin air filter plays an important role in allowing you to breathe clean air inside your vehicle; however, it also helps to avoid visibility and safety issues. When a cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, it can partially block the airflow that is coming into your vehicle, which ultimately has an effect on clearing the fog from the windows. A clean cabin air filter also maximizes the airflow, which in turn extends the lifespan of your vehicle’s ventilation system. Does your vehicle’s cabin air filter need to be replaced? Schedule service at Hansel Volkswagen in Santa Rosa, CA, our techncians will be happy to inspect and change the cabin filter for you.


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Hansel Volkswagen of Santa Rosa

2951 Corby ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Service Number: (707) 578-1320

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Monday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday: Closed
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