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Engines take in air and fuel and compresses the fuel-air mixture. Engines then create combustion and releases it in the form of exhaust. However, compressed air heats faster inside your engine (air intake) and can rob your vehicle of its power, performance and fuel efficiency. Many vehicles are different in its need for both fuel and air. But they all need the coolest air possible to maintain good performance. The cooler the air the better the performance. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or factory replacement parts on your vehicle may cause huge restrictions in the air flow to your engine.
A lot of people are looking to buy cold air intake systems or Ram air. These are known to keep your car running cooler, more efficient and sometimes can add as much as 10 to 15 more horsepower. Some of these cold air intake systems are as glamorous in price as they are in looks, but looks do not keep the air cold. A good operating system can be money-saving and look good. Between polished, colored, smooth and rough, there are many styles to choose from. The price range can be anywhere from under $100 to more than $300. Remember, just because it looks good, it doesn't mean it's best for your car.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|