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The cabin air filter (also known as the pollen filter, AC filter, dust filter, hvac filter and hepa filter) in your 2008 Kia Sportage cleans the air that you and your passengers breath inside of your car. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. In addition to improving the air quality of your Sportage, replacing your cabin air filter will put less strain on your heating and air conditioning system and can increase your gas mileage. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals on a new one (tip: buy several, when you go to check the cabin air filter on your Sportage, you can easily swap it for a new one if it is dirty).
Not all Kias have a cabin air filter and for some models, the inclusion of a cabin air filter depends on what trim level you have (LX). If your Sportage smells bad when you turn on the heater or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't blow air as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a likely the best fix! The video above shows you where the cabin air filter in your 2008 Sportage is located and how to check it.
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L 4 Cyl.