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The engine air filter in your 2012 Volkswagen Passat cleans the air that enters your engine. You should change the filter on your Passat at least once a year or every 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you drive in dusty or sandy conditions, you should change your filter more frequently. A dirty air filter will cause your Passat to lose 1 - 3 mpg, depending on your driving, you can save 70 - 100 gallons of gas per year simply by changing your filter regularly. The video above, shows you where the engine air filter is located in your Passat and how to change it!
In addition to improving the fuel economy of your Passat, regularly replacing your air filter will put less strain on your engine. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals and coupons on a new one (tip: buy several, when you go to check the filter on your Passat, you can easily swap it for a new one if it is dirty).
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)