What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Vehicle Snorkel?

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Vehicle Snorkel:

A vehicle snorkel serves an even bigger purpose than simply enhancing an off-roader’s aesthetics. Similar to its name, a snorkel allows a car to ‘breathe’ when crossing water or treading sandy trails. This is often why it’s often one of the foremost preferred after-market accessories with serious offroaders who prefer to take their SUVs on extremely challenging terrain. But many of us select it simply to amp up the aesthetics.


Advantages of Vehicle snorkel:

Below are the benefits of a vehicle snorkel.


1. The most important good thing about a vehicle snorkel is that it doesn’t allow water to enter the air intake system (since the air intake is now to a higher place from the ground). This way, your SUV is a smaller amount likely to stall when crossing water streams or perhaps waterlogged areas.

2. It also feeds the engine with relatively cleaner air instead of heavily polluted air that settles closer to the bottom. Also, because of the ram effect, the air entering the snorkel swirls violently sort of a cyclone, pushing heavy dust particles out of the snorkel through small vents.

3. Vehicle snorkels also are known for improving fuel efficiency as they feed more air into the combustion chamber, thereby improving the fuel-burning cycle.


Disadvantages of Vehicle snorkel:

Below are the disadvantages of a vehicle snorkel.


1. The most important disadvantage of a snorkel is that the installation part, which involves carving a hole within the fender and drilling bolts through the vehicle body.

2. Though a snorkel will let your car battle through water, it’ll not help if the water is deeper than the vehicle’s wading capacity. This can be because water deeper than the wading capacity can damage the electrical components and cause serious malfunctioning, while the snorkel could keep the engine running.

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