Will My Aftermarket Parts Void my Warranty?

Will After Market Parts, Like Cold Air Intakes, Void My Warranty 

By: Leaman Griffin

One of the best things about buying a brand new vehicle is the Manufacturer’s Warranty. The peace of mind that you have knowing you won’t be forking out potentially thousands of dollars in repairs if your brand spanking new car or truck breaks down. It’s a luxury for sure, but does it mean that you aren’t allowed to customize your vehicle in fear of losing your safety net? Not necessarily.

Manufacturer’s (OEM) warranties have long been a sort of “black box” to most consumers. You know that you have a warranty, but you really don’t know the ins and outs of what is and what isn’t covered– especially as it relates to aftermarket parts.

Picture this, you just bought your first brand new truck! You have driven it for 500 miles already and the new is starting to become the norm. You get the inevitable itch to start searching the internet for upgrades and you stumble upon a sweet intake system. Just like any gear head, you want it. It’s not long before you are posting in your favorite forum asking for opinions and searching google for reviews and videos. Then you happen upon the one comment that ruins your mood. “You realize, if you install that, your warranty will be void”. Immediately you begin second-guessing if you should even touch your truck while it is under the OEM warranty. Rest assured, all hope is not lost for your aftermarket desires!

In comes the Magnuson-Moss Act. Enacted by Congress and signed by President Ford in 1975, this Federal statute governs warranties on consumer products. This does not require products to have warranties, but if they do, the warranties must comply with this law. There are a few main provisions to the act, but one, in particular, stands out. Commonly known as the “Tie-in Sales” provision, this portion of the Magnuson-Moss Act, prevents dealers from being able to force consumers to use OEM parts in order to maintain their vehicle’s warranty. The Manufacturer can, however, require consumers to use select parts if those parts are provided to the consumer free of charge under the warranty. This allows the consumer (you) to shop around for a competitive price for your repair and replacement parts without fear of voiding your warranty by installing them or having them installed. The act also prevents Manufacturers from voiding your warranty because you did not use their Service Department for normal scheduled maintenance and repairs.

Does this mean that you have the green light to buy that sweet sweet intake system you have been eyeing? Of course it does, but there are a few key points to remember. While the manufacturer

cannot void your warranty simply for having aftermarket parts on your car or truck, they can deny your claim if they find and prove that the aftermarket part you installed, or non-OEM service you had performed, was linked to the warranty claim. For example, if you went to a dealer for a warranty claim related to your suspension making noise, the only way they could deny your claim is if they proved that your aftermarket parts (in this case, an intake system) caused the noise in your suspension.

So rest assured, installing aftermarket parts on your car or truck, does not automatically mean that your warranty is void. The best way to ensure that you retain your warranty is to do your research! Only buy quality aftermarket parts with proven research behind them. Find an installer that has positive feedback and reviews. For DIYer’s, read the instructions carefully, take your time and don’t cut corners. All of these things will help ensure that your aftermarket parts are not at the center of your Warranty woes. So congratulations new car owners, and mod on!!

 

2019 Silverado Cold Air Intake Review | Cold Air Inductions Inc.

Getting a Quality 2019 Silverado Cold Air Intake for a Reasonable Price

In a world where car and truck Cold Air Intake brands are a dime a dozen, it can be hard to stand out. Like many performance enthusiasts,  my early days in the custom car and truck scene involved going to Ebay and finding the cheapest parts I could, then waiting weeks if not months for them to arrive from overseas (usually China).  It was all about spending the least amount of money, and having the most aftermarket parts on my ride.  Fast forward to today and not much has changed, except one thing.   I learned to understand the importance of quality aftermarket parts.

My current vehicle is a 2019 Silverado RST.   I purchased it back in March of 2019 and immediately I was looking for aftermarket parts to install.  A Cold Air Intake System for my 2019 Silverado rst was one of the first items on my list, as it is for most enthusiasts.  My search turned up very few results though, being that this is a new generation of Silverado in its first production year.  Enter Cold Air Inductions Inc.  They manufacture Cold Air Intakes for a wide variety of late model cars and trucks, and specifically several for GM and Chevy like Chevy Colorado intakes, Canyon intakes, and Camaro intakes.   After researching the company and the product, I decided to try them out. 

Silverado Cold Air Intake Unboxing

I received a tracking number for my order the very next day, which came as a nice surprise since usually with other manufacturers you have to wait days before your order shows as shipped. I ordered the Elite Series Cold Air Intake System for the 2019-2020 Silverado 1500 equipped with the 5.3L V8 engine (retail $379-$399).   After a few days of checking tracking every couple of hours, the intake system arrived!  The packaging was neat and well thought out.  Everything was wrapped and protected so as not to scratch any of the parts during transit.  Upon initial inspection, the quality of this Cold Air Intake System was outstanding.  All of the welds looked neat and even.  The intake tube was coated both inside and out, and all of the rubber connectors and clamps were high quality.   I was expecting the Cold Air box to be sheet metal and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was actually thick cast metal.   The cast metal is still lightweight, but the extra thickness acts as a barrier keeping hot air out of the intake box.  They even went as far as to key the MAF port so that you can’t install the MAF sensor backwards.  All hardware was included, as well as very detailed instructions with photos. 

Silverado Cold Air Intake Install Video 

This Cold Air Intake System was very well engineered, and that showed during installation.  After skimming over the instructions to get a general sense of the task at hand, I collected my tools and began.   I only needed a few sockets, a few screwdrivers, and an allen wrench to complete the installation.  In true gearhead fashion, I installed the Cold Air Intake System in my driveway, mere feet from a nice shaded garage.  I was too eager to spend the extra 30 seconds pulling my truck inside.  Pulling off the Factory Air intake was probably the most difficult part of the entire process.  Once it was all removed, there were only a few bolts and clamps to tighten and I was done!  The fit is that of a factory setup.  Everything looks in its home and all of the components are showcased in the engine bay. 

Silverado Cold Air Intake Dyno Test/Review

Typically, a Cold Air Intake System won’t net you any performance gains without an ECM tune.  This prompted me to head straight to the Dyno and see for myself.  These trucks are still ECM locked from the factory, so any performance gains I see would surely be from the Intake System.   After establishing a baseline run of a whopping 277 horsepower to the rear wheels with the stock intake setup (and heavy 26″ wheels ), it was time to reinstall the Cold Air Inductions unit and let her rip once more!  I was surprised to see much smoother power delivery across the RPMs, especially in the higher range.  Overall I saw a gain of 5 horsepower to the wheels, and 6.5 foot pounds of torque with the peak horsepower hitting at 5300 RPM and the max torque at 4900 RPM.   All of this running on 87 octane pump gas.

The real fun with this Cold Air Intake System comes in the day to day driving.   Punch the throttle and you can hear the Intake Sucking air with force.   I’m used to hearing the engine revving as I accelerate through the RPMs, but the addition of this intake has deepened the sound drastically.   Trucks are not sporty by any means, but the more aggressive sound has me giving the throttle a little more foot than normal!    

As I am writing this I have had the Cold Air Inductions Inc. Cold Air Intake System on my truck for about a week, and around 1000 miles (I drive a lot).   The one thing I was the most pleased with was the additional gas mileage.  One of the great features of modern cars and trucks is the onboard computer systems.  I can see my average MPG over the last 50 miles, or 400 miles.   I keep a watch on the 400 mile average because it is the most accurate depiction of how I drive.  The 50 mile average is too affected by the occasional run up to 5k RPMs as well as sitting in traffic.  Only one of which I enjoy.  After a week of driving, my 400 mile average has gone up about .7 MPG.  While this is great, I’m sure it would have gone up more had I not enjoyed the throttle as much.  Rest assured, I will never know! 

In conclusion, I am very pleased with this addition to my 2019 Silverado.  The Cold Air Intake System again earned it’s spot as one of the first items that should be purchased when beginning to mod your car or truck, and Cold Air Inductions Inc. knocked it out of the park with this system.  Now it’s time to get back to the Internet and search for the next mod to my truck! 

2017 GMC Yukon Denali Cold Air Intake Install

GMC Yukon Denali Cold Air Intake from Cold Air Inductions

From: Hammerdown Motorsports

Well folks they finally have what we have been waiting for the all new cold air intake from Cold Air Inductions for the new body style 2015 to present Yukon and Suburban with the 5.2 liter and also the 5.3 liter v8. In this video we unbox this new product and show you the unique features as well as a detailed installation guide then we hit the road for all the wonderful sounds and performance the Cold Air Inductions intake system has to offer.

 

INTAKE SYSTEM INCLUDES:

  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box
  • Air Box Lid with Clear Inspection Window
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter
  • Black Silicone Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation Instructions

THIS SYSTEM FITS:

  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Suburban with 5.3L V8
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L V8
  • 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 GMC Yukon with 5.3L V8

 

The NEW 2016-2019 GM 3.6L V6 Camaro Cold Air Intake

All New V6 Chevy Camaro Cold Air Intake

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to increase the horsepower of your 3.6L V6 Chevy Camaro look no further. We’re introducing a new high-performance air intake system that can increase the horsepower of your Chevy Camaro up to 13 horsepower. With our high-performance V6 Camaro cold air intake, we have seen an average increase of 11 real-wheel horsepower.

INTAKE SYSTEM INCLUDES:

  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box
  • Air Box Lid with Clear Inspection Window
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter
  • Black Silicone Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation instructions

This Cold Air Intake System Fits:

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6L V6

 

 

 

Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intakes | Camaro Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake

Installing a Camaro Carbon Fiber Cold Air

Lucas with IDriveFast installs a carbon fiber cold air intake for his 2018 Camaro LZ1 1LE. The Elite Carbon Series Intakes from Cold Air Inductions are the most extensively developed intake systems on the market.

Cold Air Inductions has the best cold air intake for Camaros, available in black, chrome, and carbon fiber. This carbon fiber Camaro cold air intake install is on a 2018 LZ1 1LE. The Elite Carbon Series 2017 – 2019 Camaro Cold Air Intake is the most extensively developed bolt-on cold air intake system on the market. With carbon fiber used to create all the major parts except the filter of the system, it provides optimum strength to weight, corrosion resistance, and heat dissipation. With the most advanced system offered by Cold Air Inductions, every part has been engineered and tested for maximum performance improvements. Dyno proven in every aspect, the Elite Carbon Series has been built to the highest level of detail and specifications.

 

Intake System Includes:

  • Carbon Fiber air box with clear viewing window
  • Carbon Fiber Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter
  • Flex Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation instructions

 

Best Camaro Cold Air Intake?

Cold Air Intake

Looking for a new cold air intake for your 6th gen Camaro? We have the best Camaro cold air intake. Camaro intakes are what put Cold Air Inductions on the map, adding more torque and horsepower to your Camaro all while looking great!

(VIDEO) Today I talk about in my OPINION the best Cold Air Intake for the 2016-2019 Camaro SS 6th Generation! Leave your comments down below on your opinions of the best intake for these cars. Which do you have?!

2016- 2019 Cold Air Inductions Intake

Maximize the performance of your Chevy Camaro SS with our high-performance V8 Camaro cold air intake system. Our intakes feature superior quality and craftsmanship while achieving outstanding performance gains. We have seen increases of up to 13 horsepower, with an average increase of 11 rear-wheel horsepower. The Cold Air Inductions air intake for the Camaro6 is one of the easiest and fastest ways to add more power.

INTAKE SYSTEM INCLUDES:

  • Insulated Aluminum Air Box
  • Air Box Lid with Clear Inspection Window
  • Thermal-Coated Intake Tube
  • High-Performance Air Filter (CF-7437)
  • Black Silicone Coupler / Stainless Clamps
  • Installation Instructions

 

Top 5 Mods for Camaros

What Mods Should You Install First on a Camaro?

New Camaro owner or simply looking to upgrade the aesthetics and performance? Here are 5 mods for Camaro’s that you should seriously consider as the first mods you install!

  1. Camaro Cold Air Intake- One of the first mods any 5th gen or 6th gen Camaro owner will install is a new cold air intake. Adding a new cold air intake from Cold Air Inductions will allow you to maximize performance, tested to as high as a 13 horsepower and an average of 11 horsepower increase! By far this quick and easy Camaro mod is the fastest way to increase horsepower and performance!
  2. Oil Catch Can- Stopping oil from getting into the intake manifold is cheap and easy with a quick install for an oil catch can. This Camaro mod reduces carbon build-up on the intake valves and increases air turbulence to improve oil separation.
  3. Exhaust System- Adding a new exhaust system to your Camaro might be one of the first mods you tackle since it might be the most noticeable and rewarding. Fitting the new sound of your Camaro to your preferences in terms of company and make of exhaust allows you to access several new tones for your Camaro.
  4. New Wheels- For an aesthetic look, the next mod you may want to look into is new wheels, as they can drastically alter the Camaro’s look. Wheels are one of the best investments you can make to your car in terms of attracting attention from a unique look.
  5. Body Kits and Ground Effects- If you want to take the look of the Camaro to the next level to match the performance increases and aesthetics like you have done with the other 4 mods installing ground effects could take the stance and attitude of the car. Side skirts and a front splitter alone can instantly change the Camaro to a very aggressive look.

The First Mod You Should Install on Every Truck!

Truck Performance Mods | Silverado Truck Mod – Cold Air Intake

Let’s say you just bought or picked up a new GMC Sierra or Chevy Silverado, and you are hyped to start installing mods on the truck, what should your first mod be? By a long shot, the first and best mod for every truck should be a new cold air intake. This is easily one of the cheapest ways to increase your truck’s horsepower and performance, and that boost in fuel economy!

So Do Cold Air Intakes for Trucks Really Work?

Before spending your money on a new GMC Sierra or Silverado cold air intake you are probably wondering, do cold air intakes really work? Do you really experience performance or horsepower gains? Street Speed 717 dyno tests the 2017 5.3 V8 Chevrolet Silverado before and after a cold air intake install. These Silverado cold air intake dyno results don’t lie!

Ready to install a cold air intake on your truck? Check out our selection of cold air intakes for Chevy and GMC trucks!

Are All Air Intake Systems Providing Performance Gains?

Dyno Proven Pontiac GTO Cold Air Intake Performance Boost

DiabloFormulaRacing does a dyno test to test the horsepower gains at the wheels on a Pontiac GTO. He replaces an “Acme” brand air intake system with a Cold Air Inductions air intake system on the dyno. One run on the “Acme” system for the baseline. Then, after the swap, the Pontiac GTO is put to the test on the dyno again with a new Cold Air Inductions air intake system to see what the results are. There is no programming and no other modifications. Just a head to head comparison between aftermarket systems. One was built as an “affordable” option as an aftermarket cold air intake system. The Cold Air Inductions system is built and engineered to get the most of the engine and space available. This goes to show not all air intakes are made equal. The side by side comparison of the rear-wheel torque and horsepower show top end gains with the Cold Air Inductions air intake system over the no-name induction system. With dyno proven performance, the Pontiac GTO shows improvement even without tuning.

 

This is why Cold Air Inductions puts so much time and effort into a cold air intake system. It is built to fit and built to the available space for optimum performance. The systems are dyno tested and created for the engine requirements. The Pontiac GTO is a performance built vehicle and the best option for a cold air intake system is built to maximize the airflow and controlling thermal in the space available in the engine bay. With thermal testing, Cold Air Inductions can see how the heat is managed within the engine bay and shield the airbox for the coldest air to the intake. The results are optimum airflow at the ideal temperature for the sensors and the engine combustion.

 

Looking for a cold air intake system for a similar 2005-2006 6.0L V8 Pontiac GTO? Click Here

 

Back to Back Test: Cold Air Inductions On A 2016 Camaro SS

2016 Camaro SS On Track Performance Comparison: No Tuning

First 3 runs with Cold Air Inductions On A 2016 Camaro SS that is Bone Stock. Then, the cold air intake system from Cold Air Inductions is added without any tuning is installed. Three runs are then averaged for comparison. The Cold Air Inductions cold air intake is built for performance gains on and off the track.