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K and N Car and Truck Air Filters

K and N brand performance air filters for car and trucks need replacing periodically for optimal auto performance. They are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while protecting your motor from dust and other materials that may be in the air. Knowing how to get the right air filter for your vehicle is important.

What is a K and N air filter?

A K and N air filter is a specific brand of air filter that can be used to improve air intake which will improve the performance of your vehicle. The brand also makes cabin air filters to ensure that you have clean air coming into the cabin of your car or SUV. There are some features that make K and N unique:

  • Washable and reusable
  • Drop-in design
Are the performance air filters able to be washed?

K and N models are washable. The steps are easy to follow and include obtaining a special cleaner. You spray down both sides of the air filter and let it soak for 10 minutes. This will ensure that all the dirt and road grime is released. You then rinse and air-dry the unit. After that, you apply a special oil so that it is ready to go back into your engine compartment.

How often do the filters need to be replaced?

The K and N brand promotes a "Million Mile" warranty. This means that there is no need to replace the filters. They can be washed as needed. It is recommended that they be washed every 50,000 miles, though it depends on driving conditions. Certain shapes and sizes, such as the conical ones, only need to be changed every 100,000 miles.

What should you consider when looking for air filters?

When you're ready to buy an air filter, there are some things you should consider:

  • Size of unit: Be sure to get the right one for the year, make, and model that you have.
  • Type of filtration: Consider whether you need a filter for your engine or cabin.
  • Kit: You can get a complete kit that includes the filter as well as the spray bottle and oil needed to clean the unit.
How do you determine what size you need?

The year, make, and model of your vehicle will determine what size filter you need. You can review the details in your owner's manual to determine what size you will need so that you get the right fit.