We don’t get much snow where I live, so why am I fitting this? Mostly to prevent water and debris slipping through the original open grill and building up in the heater intake system. I put a new gasket under the original grill, replaced that and then screwed the cowl over the top. I think that it looks quiet decent, as well as performing a function. Plus, it seems that this is a common feature of British military Defenders (Wolf), so that is good enough for me.