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How to Clean a Cold Air Intake Filter


Cold air intakes add horsepower to the cars they are installed on by increasing the amount of air delivered to the engine intake. This increases the combustion and fuel economy of the car as well as the gas that is in the chamber is more completely ignited.

However, due to the increased air flow through the filter, there is a larger amount of dust and grime that builds up on the filter as well. This necessitates thorough cleanings at every oil change. Cleaning your cold air intake filter is easy and can be done in a matter of minutes.

Step 1

Use the screwdriver to loosen and remove the air filter mounting band. Pull the air filter free from the intake.