Your Hyundai most likely has two types of air filters that were installed at the factory. One is for the engine, and one is for the cabin. They both serve the same purpose, which is to capture pollutants and dirt before they can make their way into your motor or respiratory system.
Eventually, though, even the best air filters can get clogged by pollutants – if they don't degrade due to their age. That leads to restricted air flow, which causes engine problems and cabin air conditioning and heating trouble.
How to Spot Air Filter Issues
If you notice any of these signs, check your air filters and change them as needed:
- Your "check Engine" dash light comes on
- Your engine begins misfiring
- Your engine performance suffers
- You notice unusual noises coming from your engine
- Fuel economy worsens
- You notice a musty smell in the cabin
- You have trouble maintaining a consistent interior temperature
- You hear a whistling sound from your air vents
If you don't experience any of these symptoms, consult your owner's manual for your recommended maintenance schedule. In general, your engine air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles, while your cabin air filter needs to be changed after roughly 15,000 miles.
Replacing your original air filters is one of the easier DIY projects you can take on. It's important to use the right ones for the job, though. That means choosing genuine Hyundai air filters, since they're the only ones guaranteed to be compatible with your model. That ensures the correct fit you need to keep contaminants out and all systems running clear and clean. Find yours in our online auto parts catalog, in stock and ready to be shipped straight to your door. Order now and save!
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