All Shark vacuums come with high quality, washable filters that can be used and re-used, plus a lifetime belt that never needs replacing. These are designed to last the life of the product and are backed by Sharks" leading 5 year warranty offer. This means there are no hidden maintenance costs. "Lifetime Filters" - Shark Rotator's filter system will last the life of your vacuum, with minimal maintenance and no replacement costs required. Your filters will discolor over time but will not lose their effectiveness. "Lifetime Belt" - Shark Rotator's intelligent electronic system will shut off the power nozzle motor to avoid belt wear if you block the brush roll with a large object such as a sock or carpet edge. Simply turn off the power, unplug the vacuum, remove the obstruction, and then return to vacuuming - with no belt maintenance or replacement costs to worry about!