Air Intakes and Intake Hoses
Air intakes provide a path for fresh air to reach the intake manifold where it is mixed with fuel and sent to the combustion chamber. They vary in size and configuration, but typically consist of a filter housing, hose and duct.
Air intakes can be damaged on accident or the rubber can wear down / rot over time. They should be replaced to ensure the proper amount of clean air is being fed to the engine.
Air intakes are usually not terribly complicated to replace, although on many modern vehicles there are sensors and EGR return lines involved in the process. A moderately skilled do-it-yourself mechanic should be able to perform most air intake service jobs with the assistance of a service manual.
We stock and sell a wide variety of quality air intakes and intake hoses from these manufacturers: