Car hoods may seem like just a simple part, but they actually play a very important role in protecting its engine and contributing to aerodynamics. Hoods are completely exposed, and are thus subject to harsh weather conditions and road debris. It is not uncommon to have to replace a hood during the lifetime of your vehicle. If you are lucky enough, however, not to have to replace it, you still may want to for your own reasons. There are several different types of hoods out there for you to choose from. These include louvered hoods, air extractor hoods, cowl induction hoods, ram air hoods, and flat/bulged hoods.
A hood or bonnet is one of the first things you notice from the front of a vehicle or even bird’s eye view. The term hood is used mainly in the U.S. and Canada; Bonnet is more popularly used in Commonwealth countries. Hoods are typically made from steel; though, aluminum has become increasingly popular with several auto companies. Aftermarket manufacturers tend to construct hoods and bonnets out of fiberglass, carbon fiber or dry carbon. Carbon fiber is known to be quite strong, but it is also lightweight, making it the ideal material for sports cars and racecars. It is also common for a hood to contain a hood ornament, hood scoop, power bulge, and/or wiper jets.
A hood/bonnet scoop is an upraised component on your car’s hood that allows a flow of air to directly enter the engine compartment. Car hoods are often manufactured with built-in scoops made of steel, fiberglass or carbon fiber. Nevertheless, if your hood does not have a built-in scoop, you can always install one as an add-on mod. Scoops are a popular alternative to buying a completely different aftermarket hood with vents, and are usually less expensive. Scoops are a great addition to your car whether you’re looking to feed your engine more power-building air, or simply change the front appearance.
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