K&N Engineering was founded in Riverside, California in 1964 by Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald. It’s from these two founders that the company takes its world-famous name. K&N’s origin was in the world of motorcycles with Ken and Norm selling bikes and related parts before deciding to field a factory-backed racing team. The desire to produce a better performing air filter grew out of this motorsport experience and the company debuted its reusable high-flow cotton air filter in 1969. The filter was a hit which led to the company’s focus shifting to developing and manufacturing high-performance filters.
The company grew steadily and in the late 1980s K&N began producing bolt-on performance air intake kits to replace OEM air boxes and filters as well as pioneering wrench-off oil filters. Today, K&N operates facilities in the US, UK, and the Netherlands where it performs research and development, manufacturing, and testing.
Why Buy K&N
Your vehicle’s engine is designed to operate with as close to no outside contaminants as possible. Fuel and oil systems need to be free of any particles that can impede their functions and rob power. Oxygen used in combustion has to be free of outside dust or anything else that the atmosphere may throw at you. It’s extremely important to be able to trust your vehicle’s various filters.
K&N have a rich tradition of innovation in the field of filters and a long legacy of involvement in motorsport. By fielding their own racing teams and supplying filters and other products to championship-winning teams in just about any discipline of motorsport you’d care to mention, K&N has built a reputation for ingenuity. To that end, K&N’s operations now include CNC machining of parts, roto-moulding, and carbon fibre production as well as relentless testing to ensure the highest standards. They back their products with a ten year, million mile warranty and do business in over 30 countries around the world.
The K&N Range
At Automotive Superstore we’re proud to carry the extensive line of K&N air and fuel/oil filters. K&N produces filters for all manners of cars and trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, heavy trucks, earth-moving equipment and outdoor equipment. If you’re driving it every day, racing it at the weekend, or working with it then K&N very likely makes a filter to suit your needs. Use the Parts Finder above to find the right K&N product for you or contact us and let one of the Automotive Superstore product specialists help you today!