When you drive your vehicle off the lot, it does not come equipped with a cold-air intake system. This comes as addition in an aftermarket or custom edition; there are many benefits to installing one. Check out below a few of these benefits below.
INCREASE YOUR THROTTLE
When you are halt at a light or stop sign, or driving up a hill, you need more energy to get going. With a stock-air system, your vehicle sends warm air into the combustion chamber. This makes the car response time slower than it could be from the engine. However, with cold-air intake systems, there is the possibility for more air ready for combustion; therefore, you can possibly get to your desired more quickly than with a stock system.
Cooler air is more conducive to burning fuel because it’s filled with more oxygen. Thus, cooler air allows an even fuel-burning process, which, will in turn, increase power. This is because power is increased by approximately 1-percent for every 10 degrees the air is cooler. However, with the stock system in your vehicle, you are burning warm air. So, when you add the cold-air intake system, you will notice that your vehicle has increased power when you match on the gas pedal. This is just one of the many advantages of installation of an aftermarket system.
INCREASED GAS MILEAGE
Warm air is less dense than cool, which means the ratio of fuel to air is not as good as it could be if your car had a cold-air intake system. When you add one of these systems, you are thus creating a better gas-to-fuel ratio in the fuel line. This means that your mileage will increase, as the mixture is burnt more efficiently. And, better mileage means spending less money at the gas pump.
LESS MONEY ON FILTERS
The filter on a cold-air intake system is easily taken out and cleaned. You simply have to remove the filter, wash it off in mild soapy water, and rinse it in cool water. Ensure to read the instruction book on how to re-oil the filter. Cleaning your own filter will save you money because your old vehicle requires that you replace the filter every 15,000 miles.
BETTER CAR PERFORMANCE OVERALL
With a stock-air intake system, your car is circulating hot air through the entire engine. This can cause rubber hoses to dry and crack. There are thousand other things that can be damaged due to warm air. A cold-air intake system gives cold air that cools the internal components of the engine rather than heating them. The internal parts will take less stress and last slightly longer.