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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!
Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Don't be the guy with your third brake light burnt out2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Rio 1.6L 4 Cyl.