What a Car Air Filter Does
Air filters help keep airborne contaminants from getting into your HVAC system and accumulating on engine parts. In other words, they help your heater, air conditioner, and engine working properly.
If your Kia didn't have an engine air filter, for example, those pollutants would gunk up its air intake, fuel injectors, and even its spark plugs. If it didn't have a cabin air filter, your vehicle's many ducts and vents would clog, and your heating and air conditioning fans would be affected.
To make matters worse, air filters themselves can clog or just plain wear out. When they do, other issues follow. Luckily, there are symptoms you can keep an eye out for.
Signs a Car Air Filter Needs Changing
- A Check Engine light on the dash
- Degraded, dirty, or otherwise congested filter fibers
- Unclean smells in your vehicle's cabin
- Abnormal engine noises
- Engine stress
- Engine misfires
- Worsening fuel economy
- Significantly increased exhaust production
- Heat and AC systems malfunctions
When to Change a Car Air Filter
To help prevent problems, replace both air filters regularly, approximately every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. If you're seeing any of the signs listed, however, it's more than likely time for replacement. You can buy new air filters from Kia online, right here at our auto parts department.
The Best Air Filters for Kia Vehicles
Air filters made specifically by Kia for your model will fit it, guaranteed. So, your best bets are the genuine OEM variety. Our store has what you need, in stock and ready to ship straightaway. Buy now and save!
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