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How to Clean AIRAID® Air Filters

AIRAID® Air Filter Cleaning Solution

Cleaning your AIRAID Air Filter

Cleaning your Airaid air filter restores full air flow efficiency and maintains optimum engine performance. You will want to clean your air filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles under normal driving conditions. Cleaning may be required more often if you drive your vehicle in off-road or heavy dust conditions. If your annual mileage is low, be sure to check the filter once a year to see if cleaning is needed.

Airaid Air Filter Cleaning Instructions

Once you determine your Airaid air filter needs to be cleaned, AIRAID air filter cleaning kits simplify the process and restore your air filter to a like new condition. Cleaning your AIRAID air filter is simple when following the 3 easy steps below.

Step 1: Clean

AIRAID® Air Filter Cleaning Solution
  • Gently shake off and brush away excess dirt.
  • Spray on Airaid Cleaning Solution so that the filter is fully saturated and let soak for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse filter from the clean side to the dirty side until water comes through clear. Use only low pressure from a tap or hose.

Step 2: Dry

AIRAID® Air Filter Cleaning Solution
  • Allow filter to dry. A fan may be used to speed process.
  • DO NOT use heated air blowers, compressed air or open flame.

Step 3: Apply

AIRAID® Air Filter Cleaning Solution

If you have an oiled SynthaFlow® air filter, then you'll need to re-apply Airaid Performance Oil. Re-oiling is not necessary for SynthaMax® air filters.

  • Make one careful application of Airaid Performance Oil to each filter pleat.
  • Allow oil to seep into the filter for 20 minutes.
  • Re-oil any areas that still appear dry.
  • Do not over oil.

Please Note:

AIRAID® Air Filter Cleaning Solution
  • Apply the “Do Not Discard” label to filter case.
  • Airaid Cleaning Solution is uniquely formulated to clean without damaging the gauze filter media.
  • Airaid Performance Oil forms an additional line of defense against dirt without limiting airflow.