Best Engine Air Filters

K&N Air Filter Size Chart

The K&N air filter size chart is used to determine which type of filters are right for your vehicle. You may have noticed that most vehicles come with a variety of different types of air filters. These filters vary from small plastic cylinders to large metal cans. Each type of air filter has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Some manufacturers offer their products in various sizes so that you can choose the one that will fit your vehicle’s needs best.

Air Filter Size Chart: How Does it Work?

When you drive down the road, some parts of your car get dirty and need cleaning more than others. For example, the windshield wiper blades or the front bumper. If you were to buy a new windshield wiper blade, you would first need to decide how many blades you want. Then, if possible, you would like them all replaced at once rather than having them installed over time. Air filters work in a similar way. In your vehicle, air passes through the air filter before it is used by the engine or other parts. As a result, some air filters can get clogged with dust and debris more quickly than others.

Do I Need to Replace My Filters?

If you live in an area with a lot of dirt and dust, you may need to get new filters more often. For example, someone who lives in a rural part of the country may need to get their filters replaced more often than a person who lives in a city. If your vehicle is used on a regular basis, you will probably need to get the air filters changed more often. A vehicle that is only used once every few weeks or months should probably be checked to see whether the air filters still work or need replacing.

How Often Should You Get a New Air Filter?

It is difficult to give an exact time that a new air filter should be put in your vehicle because it can vary depending on driving conditions and many other factors. Nevertheless, most manufacturers recommend getting a new air filter every 12 months or 15,000 miles. It is generally a good idea to get new filters at the same time as you change your oil unless you are driving under extreme conditions.

How Can I Tell if My Filters Are Worn Out?

You can take a look at your current filters to see when they were made, or you can check with your manufacturer. Even so, it can be difficult to tell when the filters should be replaced because not all filters are created equal. For example, a filter might be able to filter out dirt even if some of the fibers are broken. It is generally a good idea to change your air filters when they start to look excessively dirty or before they get damaged.

Replacing Air Filters

It is very easy to change the air filters in most vehicles. After you have purchased the filters that need to be changed, all you need to do is open the glove compartment and take out the old filters. After removing a filter, you can dispose of it properly or hold onto it in case you need to replace it later on. You can then put the new filter in place and close the glove compartment.

If you have any questions about your air filters, feel free to contact a company like Performance Oil Change.

Sources & references used in this article:

Radially sealed air filters by JM Brown – US Patent 5,487,767, 1996 – Google Patents

Laboratory and on-road evaluations of cabin air filters using number and surface area concentration monitors by C Qi, N Stanley, DYH Pui, TH Kuehn – Environmental science & …, 2008 – ACS Publications

Air filters including filters configured for both radial and axial sealing by DW Ager, EA Covington – US Patent 5,415,677, 1995 – Google Patents

Systems and methods for de-icing a gas turbine engine inlet screen and dehumidifying inlet air filters by S Ekanayake, AI Scipio, DJ Davis… – US Patent …, 2014 – Google Patents

Engine air precleaner by DR Smith – US Patent 5,059,222, 1991 – Google Patents