What Are the Advantages of Fitting Your Car With a Cold Air Intake?


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The advantages of fitting your car with a cold air intake are increased horsepower, increased toque, increased throttle response, increased fuel economy and prolonged engine life. Another benefit of a cold air intake system is that it is easy to install.

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As increased cool, clean air enters the engine through the cold air intake system, the horsepower and torque of an engine immediately increase thanks to additional oxygen in the engine. The more efficient air-to-fuel ratio means that fuel also burns more efficiently, adding the benefit of improving the car’s gas mileage.

After fitting a car with a cold air intake, more air and cooler air enter the engine, which prolongs its life and health. A cold air intake kit should include a performance air filter to further clean the air that enters the engine. Cold air intakes fit a wide range of makes, models and years of vehicles, motorcycles, RVs and ATVs. The design of a cold air intake system should pass all emissions regulations in all 50 states. The installation of a cold air intake system should not void a vehicle’s warranty.

Another benefit of a cold air intake system is that installation is quick and generally done in about 90 minutes. A cold air intake system can drive up to 100,000 miles before it requires filter servicing.

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