SOURCE: K & N Engineering

December 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Christmas Comes Early for Million Mile Truck Driver Carl Judice

K&N Engineering Replaces Chevrolet Pick-Up Truck That Performed on a Single K&N Air Filter for Over One Million Miles

RIVERSIDE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 22, 2006 -- K&N Engineering, maker of the World's Best Air Filters, today announced it has awarded Carl Judice with a new 2007 GMC Silverado pick-up truck to replace his former million-mile plus truck he has been driving since 1998. K&N Engineering representatives delivered Judice's new truck to him yesterday in his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. Judice's prior truck, a 1998 Chevy Silverado, used the same, single K&N High-Flow Air Filter for over a million miles, saving an estimated $1,800 in replacement air filters. K&N Engineering offers a Million Mile limited warranty on its over the road air filter line as a proof point to the product line's longevity and durability.

"I have never had the truck's engine rebuilt and the cylinder head has never been removed in over a million miles," said Carl Judice, owner of the now famous million mile truck. "I've cleaned the K&N air filter maybe 10 to 12 times in the million miles. When I open the cover and it's dirty, I clean it," Judice added. "I want to thank K&N for the new truck and the new air filter. After going a million miles on my original K&N, I would never risk running my truck on any other air filter. It's the oil on the K&N that traps the dirt and keeps it out of the engine."

K&N's air filters help cars run better by using multiple layers of cotton gauze material that is treated with a tacking agent to protect the engine for the lifetime of any road going car or truck. Much like a spider's web, the filter allows for superior air flow through the grid-like weave of the cotton fabric. Because the oil-treated cotton is sticky like a spider's web, the filter is able to trap and hold contaminants safely in suspension and continue working long after a conventional air filter would have needed to be discarded. This technology, called "depth loading," is what makes a K&N High-Flow air filter fundamentally different from paper and other pulp-based air filters commonly found in cars and trucks that clog as the filter is used and require frequent service intervals.

K&N air filters are available for thousands of different vehicle applications including most cars, trucks, and motorcycles. K&N's proven development and design methodology relies on achieving the "Sweet Spot" among the following four engineering attributes: Air Flow, Filtration Efficiency, Dirt Retention, and Durability -- each of which is carefully tested and fine tuned in K&N's multi-million dollar onsite testing laboratories.

"K&N is pleased to provide Carl with this truck in honor of his ability to put our famous Million Mile air filter to the test. Customers like Carl make our jobs easier -- he's a regular guy with regular truck wanting a product that will work in the long-haul," said Steve Rogers, K&N Engineering's CEO.

About K&N Engineering

K&N Engineering, Inc. of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of High-Flow Air Filters for automotive applications. K&N has been manufacturing its exclusive line of air filters in the U.S. for more than 37 years. K&N continues to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative technologies designed to allow automotive engines to get all the air they need to perform their very best. K&N Engineering, a global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family-owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing.

For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail, or visit

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