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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).
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2012 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)