Clean the Air You Breathe with K&N Washable and Reusable Cabin Air Filters
Protecting the engine in your vehicle is vitally important. Without it, you are going nowhere, fast. What if we told you there was something more important to protect than your engine? That would be you, your friends, and your family. Obviously you need to wear seat belts and your car probably already has a multitude of airbags, but there is something else that is being incorporated into more and more modern vehicles for the health of the occupants. We are talking about cabin air filters. The air that you breathe is as important as the air your engine breathes, right? We put so much emphasis on changing your engine air filter but when was the last time you thought about your cabin air filter?
Luckily, companies have started to realize the importance of these filters and have begun making better filters to replace the OE paper versions to help clean the air we breathe. One of those companies is K&N Engineering. K&N has been in business since 1969 and they know a thing or two about automotive air filtration. Their new washable and reusable cabin air filters are a breath of fresh air (literally). Having made washable and reusable replacement engine air filters for decades, K&N making cabin air filters is a no-brainer.
K&N’s cabin air filters are made of an innovative synthetic filtration media sandwiched between two layers of epoxy coated aluminum for rigidity and durability. The filter is also surrounded by a urethane frame for an OE level of fitment. K&N test fits each filter to ensure it will fit comfortably in the stock cabin air filter housing. The K&N cabin air filters go beyond just a dry synthetic media. The media is coated in a biodegradable formula that adds an electrostatic charge to the filter. This helps to grab and hold on to particles as they pass through the filter so you don’t breathe them in. These particles include mold, mildew, fungus, allergens, bacteria, spores, and other debris that might make its way into the cabin of your car.
When it is time to clean the filter, which K&N recommends doing every 12 months or 12,000 miles, all you have to do is remove the filter from the housing, which is typically located under the hood or under the dash, and spray it with K&N’s cabin air filter cleaner. Then rinse it clean, spray it with the refresher spray and reinstall it. That is a much better system than throwing it away and buying a new one every year. So even at the slightly higher cost of a K&N cabin air filter, you will be saving money in the long run. And if you are worried about the filter wearing out after a couple cleaning cycles, K&N guarantees the filter will last for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
So if you haven’t checked your cabin air filter in a while, it might be worth it to invest in a K&N washable and reusable cabin air filter. You don’t know what kinds of things you could be breathing in every time you take your car for a drive.
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