All VW models come with a clean pollen filter under the hood. This is surely a godsend for allergy sufferers; the Kirkland area, after all, is known for heavy pollen during the fall season. A VW pollen filter prevents uncontrollable coughing and sneezing fits while behind the wheel. Learn more about the pollen filter and how to keep it in good condition.
How a VW Pollen Filter Works
A pollen filter is not a whole lot different from a conventional car cabin filter. The ones installed on VW vehicles are made from activated carbon. These are highly porous fibers that trap the smallest air contaminants and prevent them from entering the cabin. One filters out essentially 99% of pollen as small as 0.5 micrometers. Along with preventing the sniffles and watery eyes, the filter also blocks unpleasant odors and keeps away particles that might adhere to the windshield.
Like all other filters, a pollen filter will eventually need to be replaced. It’s recommended that the filter be replaced every 30,000 miles, or every two years, whichever comes first. It will also need to be changed sooner if you notice the normal symptoms of a worn filter, such as strange odors, poor AC airflow, and particle build-up on the windows. Schedule an appointment with a VW & Audi service to have it looked at and changed.
Also keep in mind that older VW models may only have a conventional filter. A German auto mechanic can retrofit it with an up-to-date activated carbon filter.
We’ll Replace Your Pollen Filter
Contact Buttera Motors to have your filter changed. A pollen filter is no ordinary cabin filter and should be replaced by an Audi and VW repair service; we fit that description. Read our story to find out just why we’re Kirkland’s go-to service for German vehicle maintenance. We do VW pollen filter changes all the time for VWs of all makes and models.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Volkswagen Filter Inspection and Replacement
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