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The cabin air filter in your 2004 Kia Rio filters the air that is blown from your heater or air conditioner into the cabin of your Rio. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. Replacing the cabin air filter (also know as the dust filter, hvac filter, pollen filter, air conditioner filter and hepa filter) will improve the air quality of your Rio, 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 - they don't expire and you will be able to quickly swap the old one out for a fresh one).
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 (Base). Newer cars are more likely to have a cabin air filter than older models. If your Rio has a funky odor when you turn on the heat or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't work as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a quick and cheap fix! The video above shows you the cabin air filter location in your Rio and how to change it!
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Driving with your phone pressed against your ear is illegal in many places. See how to talk hands free!2013 Kia Forte Koup SX 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.