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How Often Should You Change Your Engine Air Filter?

Engine air filter

Are you curious how often you should change an engine air filter? Most automakers recommend you should change your air filter about every 15,000 miles, but you should consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual to be sure. You can also check with the service department at Ray Brandt Kia in Harvey. Keep in mind that when it comes to how often to change an engine air filter, it will vary based on your driving habits and weather conditions. Read on to learn more about when to change engine air filters.


What is the Purpose of an Engine Air Filter?

Before you discover how often should you change an engine air filter, it is good to know what it is! An air filter cleans the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems of your vehicle. It helps reduce the debris, dust, dirt, and pollen, that often get inside. If you don’t change it as frequently as recommended, it will eventually become clogged, which has a negative impact on the interior air quality in your car.


When to Change a Cabin Air Filter

If you often drive around lots of construction in the Harvey area, or if you sometimes drive on dirt roads or over sand, you might need to change your engine air filter more frequently. If you’re still not sure how often to change engine air filter, here are some warning signs to watch for:

  • Increasing dust settling onto the surfaces of your car
  • Persistent unpleasant odors
  • Reduced airflow when the air conditioning or heater is running
Dirty engine air filter

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

Now that you know how often to change an engine air filter, you might be wondering how to do it. Follow these steps:

  • Look in your car’s owner’s manual to see where the engine’s air filter is located.
  • Often the engine’s air filter is right behind the glove box underneath the hood, which makes it fairly easy to reach, but sometimes it’s under the dashboard and much more difficult to get to.
  • Always use safety gear, such as a mask and gloves.
  • Put the used engine air filter in a garbage bag, and replace it with a genuine Kia OEM air filter to ensure the highest quality, durability, and fit. It will also allow you to maintain the Kia warranty.

Looking to discover other DIY service skills? Learn how to check your oil level with our team today!


How Much Does an Engine Air Filter Cost?

The cost of an air filter depends greatly on the make and model of your automobile, but in general, it should cost between $30 and $65. If you take your car to a Kia authorized service center like the one at Ray Brandt Kia, near Marrero, and your Kia is still under warranty, some of the costs of replacement might be covered.


Bring Your Kia to Ray Brandt Kia for Service

Still wondering how often should you change your engine air filter? If you live in the New Orleans area, bring your vehicle to Ray Brandt Kia for your next oil change, engine air filter replacement, tire balancing, or major repair. We are always at your service. Check out our service specials and contact us today.


Our Service Specials

POTHOLE SPECIAL ($149.95)

INCLUDES: 4 WHEEL COMPUTERIZED ALIGNMENT, TIRE ROTATION & BALANCE, BRAKE INSPECTION, BELT & HOSE INSPECTION, AND STEERING SYSTEM INSPECTION.

We have a lot to offer!

Comfortable waiting area.
Appointment scheduling online.
FREE Wi-Fi.
Collision Center.
Convenient hours.

Valid only at Ray Brandt Kia. Plus tax, shop supplies, & hazardous waste fees. Based on a 5 qt oil change. Please present coupon at the time of vehicle drop off. Not valid with any other special or offer. Not retroactive. See dealer for details. Expires 3/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 03/31/2021
MILITARY DISCOUNT

10% SERVICES DISCOUNT FOR ALL ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL

$100 MAXIMUM DISCOUNT – EXCLUDES TIRES

We have a lot to offer!

  • Comfortable waiting area
  • Appointment scheduling online
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Collision Center
  • Convenient hours

Applies to all active-duty personnel. Valid only at Ray Brandt Kia. Please present coupon at time of vehicle drop off. Not valid with any other special or offer. Kia vehicles only. Excludes Tires. $100 maximum discount. See dealer for details. Expires 03/31/2021

EXPIRES: 03/31/2021
HUGE TIRE SAVINGS!

BUY 3 ELIGIBLE TIRES GET 4TH TIRE FOR JUST $1.00!

We have a lot to offer!

  • Comfortable waiting area.
  • Appointment scheduling online.
  • FREE Wi-Fi.
  • Collision Center.
  • Convenient hours.

Valid only at Ray Brandt Kia. Certain restrictions apply. Kia vehicles only. Please present coupon at the time of vehicle drop-off. Not valid with any other special or offer. Not retroactive. SELECT TIRES ONLY. See dealer for details. Expires 4/30/2021

EXPIRES: 04/30/2021
OIL AND FILTER CHANGE SPECIAL

RECEIVE OIL CHANGE, FILTER CHANGE, AND MULTIPOINT INSPECTION FOR ONLY $49.95!

We have a lot to offer!

  • Comfortable waiting area
  • Appointment scheduling online
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Collision Center
  • Convenient hours

Valid only at Ray Brandt Kia. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Must present coupon at the time of vehicle drop off. One coupon per customer, per transaction. Kia vehicles only. Not retroactive. Includes up to 5 quarts of oil. Additional oil is extra. Synthetic oil additional. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 03/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 03/31/2021

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