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    About Air Intake System

    Keep your daily driver breathing cool air with a cold air intake system. These aftermarket intakes are built to deliver better gas mileage, horsepower, and torque by supplying cold air to the engine while keeping warm air that has already been through your vehicle out. Consult our cold air intake buyer's guide to these products if you're wondering which type is best for you. Get free shipping with next day delivery or pick up your parts today at an AutoZone near you.

    The Right Air Intake System Aids Engine Function

    The best air intake systems for cars and trucks helps the engine receive the oxygen it needs to properly function. Without oxygen, the pistons in the engine can't do their job. Depending on the type of engine, the air intake system needs to match both the parts and the size required. The richer and denser oxygen outside the vehicle helps your engine achieve more power and run more efficiently. One oxygen molecule runs through the air intake system through the filter, the intake tube and then finds its way to cylinders to help the pistons fire. The air intake system comprises of several interconnected pieces to deliver oxygen where the engine needs it. The parts in the air intake system for different engines may look different or be in a slightly different order but achieve the same end. Without a properly running air intake system, the engine doesn't work as well as it should.

    Air Intake System Function

    Bringing outside cooler outside air into the hot engine bay through a cold-air intake tube provides increased engine efficiency, more power and better combustion. A search for air intake systems near me brings you a variety of brands. The system itself should include an air intake tube, an air filter and heat shield. The air intake system for your specific make and model may look different than one for another vehicle. The length and shape of the air intake tube is designed to fit specific engine spaces. The heat shield protects the air in the tube to allow for maximum combustion once the cooler air arrives at the pistons. The air filter rids the air coming into your vehicle of contaminants that can clog the engine such as pollen and dirt. Some air filters are disposable while others are washable. Some vehicles also include a screen to filter out large particles before going through the engine air filter. Monitoring features that work with the air intake system include a mass air flow meter, engine control module and intake air temperature sensor.

    Additional Parts Increase Horsepower

    Different air intake systems can increase the overall power of your vehicle. Additional parts that work with your air intake system focus on building more horsepower and torque including turbochargers and intercoolers. The throttle body works with the air intake system to allow more air into the engine when the accelerator is depressed. If cruise control is equipped, a different cable works with the throttle body to maintain the desired speed. Many older vehicles feature an idle air control valve connected through a small intake hose to the air intake system or to the throttle body. At AutoZone, we can easily search out database to find the exact parts your vehicle needs. We offer the lowest prices on air intake systems for a one-stop shop experience.