Cleaning a car air filter is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Without a clean air filter, the air induction system can fill with dirt, debris, and other contaminants, damaging the engine. To ensure that your car's air filter is properly cleaned and protected, follow these 8 quick steps:1.Get access to the air filter. It is usually located in a plastic housing inside the engine compartment, near the front of the vehicle.
Make sure to turn off the engine and secure the car with a parking brake.2.Remove as much loose dirt as possible from the air filter.3.Vacuum all the finest dirt from the air filter.4.Apply an air filter cleaner to the filter.5.Scrub the cleaning solution with a brush.6.Rinse the cleaning solution with water.7.Drain the water and let it drip dry.8.Reassemble the air filter to its housing. A thorough cleaning of K&N air filters is only required when parts of the screen are no longer visible, or approximately every 50,000 miles. If you experience any of these symptoms, check your engine's air filter first. With a clean, transparent air filter in your car, you'll help your vehicle do exactly what it's designed to do: get you where you want to go, when you want to go, seamlessly.