How to Check Your Vehicle's Air Filter: Does it need to get changed?

When is the last time you checked your car's air filter? Wondering if your vehicle's air filter needs to be changed out? We're here to help answer some questions about air filters in cars!

If you're ever wondering where your vehicle's air filter is located or how to swap it out, start with your owner's manual. It will lay out instructions on how to locate and how to replace dirty air filters. Once you've located and removed your car's air filter, examine it for build up like dust, leaves, etc. We also recommend holding your air filter up to a light source. If not, you have some dirt built up on your air filter. 

How to clean your air filter: 
  • Remove any larger pieces of dirt/leaves/etc with your hands
  • If you have dirt built up on the filter, try lightly tapping it on a hard surface with the bottom side down
  • If you done both of the above and still have a dirty air filter, it's time to get it replaced
The service department at Car Pros Kia Glendale is happy to replace your air filter for you. You can make an appointment with us online. Still have questions? You can always give our service professionals a call. We're here to make sure your vehicle stays on the road for years to come! 

You can find our service professionals at 400 S Brand Blvd in Glendale, CA 91204. 
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