Cold air intakes are one of the best upgrades you can do to your vehicle. Choose a high-quality induction kit, and you can enhance your vehicle’s performance in minutes. Cold Air Inductions (CAI) intakes are precision engineered to lower intake airflow temperatures. This increases horsepower and improves fuel economy. The enhanced intake sound is a bonus.
But does a CAI cold air induction kit void your car warranty? The short answer is no. But there are a few things to be aware of before you order a cold air induction kit.
Why Install A CAI Intake Kit?
You may think a factory air box and intake would be optimized for your vehicle. In fact, OEM intakes are often built to hit a cost target, and are designed to fit a range of different engines. This can restrict airflow and lower performance.
Installing a CAI intake kit will improve your engine’s airflow. And it takes just a few minutes. The process is completely reversible. And that’s partly why your vehicle’s warranty won’t be affected. Benefits of a CAI intake include:
- Increase horsepower
- Lower fuel consumption
- Improve engine sound
CAI horsepower claims are based on real power tests. Not generic power gains across a range of different vehicles. On average, we get between 12-14 more horsepower from our intakes. That is a real-world gain you can feel every time you put your foot down.
The cooler air entering the engine also benefits fuel economy. Auto manufacturers spend a lot of effort to eliminate intake noise. We spend a lot of effort to ensure that the intake sound you hear is perfectly suited to your vehicle.
The CAI Intake Difference
CAI intakes are not your average intake system. Our kits are made from the highest quality materials and are crafted right here in the USA and feature:
- Reusable air filters
- Handy air filter inspection window
- OEM-spec fasteners and connectors
- Powder-coated aluminum components
- Insulated air box
- No changes to OEM sensors
- Precision-engineered for specific vehicles
The air box and tube are made from aluminum and powder coated. Every kit fits perfectly and requires no cutting or grinding. Our kits include OEM-spec fasteners in stainless steel and rubber. Every TIG weld is done by hand for added precision.
Our intakes last a long time. And our interwoven cotton air filters are cleanable and reusable. A removable air-box lid makes it extremely simple to access the air filter.
So What About My Warranty?
An auto manufacturer’s warranty allows you to have your vehicle repaired at no cost if it breaks due to a manufacturing fault. You can void your manufacturer warranty in a few ways, including:
- Misusing your vehicle
- Not maintaining it properly
- Installing aftermarket modifications
Let’s focus on that last point. A manufacturer can only void your warranty if the aftermarket modification was the cause of the warranty claim. Such as a damaged head gasket due to increasing turbo boost pressure above stock. This forms part of the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Act.
“The fear is that if I were to take my truck in for service, I would need to remove my intake system so that they didn’t know that I swapped it out and so that they would honor my warranty – and that’s just NOT the case.” – Leaman Griffin
To avoid this scenario, you should only install high-quality aftermarket parts from reputable companies with proven products. Use installers with a proven track record. And make sure that the part you want to install doesn’t detrimentally affect your vehicle’s performance. Just in case you’re still wondering, CAI Cold Air Intakes won’t void your warranty. They can’t damage your engine or anything else on your vehicle.
CAI Cold Air Intakes Are The Real Deal
Cold Air Inductions is a leading manufacturer of sealed air box intake systems. We have been making high-quality cold-air intakes since 2004. We believe in our products, so we offer a lifetime warranty.
Every kit is specifically designed for your vehicle. And uses OEM-spec fasteners and quality components. We use real-world dyno testing procedures to deliver real-world benefits. Don’t take our word for it; see what our customers have to say.
Get in touch with our team to order your CAI cold air induction kit today. You won’t be disappointed.