As we approach that time of year where most of us will be taking a well-earned break, it’s only natural that many of our customers are going to be hitting the freeways and taking a road trip. Checking and replacing your customers’ cabin air filter is the first step to a healthy holiday road trip.
Did you know that while driving, more than 100,000 litres of air can sweep through a cars’ interior every hour. In city traffic situations in particular, with numerous tunnels, protective enclosures, and parking garages, the cabin air filter must always deliver peak performance to eliminate odours and minimize the impact on passengers’ respiratory systems.
Pollution from heating installations and small-scale furnaces, poor air quality due to thermal inversion, and the risk of humidity damage and mould caused by backwater — with MAHLE, none of this is a problem. Motorists can get through safely and comfortably thanks to the CareMetix® cabin air filter.
With its combination of five coordinated layers, it eliminates all kinds of odours. Whether in a traffic jam, tunnel, or parking garage, or near water treatment plants and agricultural facilities, CareMetix® protects against unpleasant, pungent odours such as exhaust gases and tar vapours, as well as sulphur and ammonia gases. These odours are almost completely neutralized, as demonstrated in laboratory tests and extensive tests in everyday road traffic.
CareMetix® also keeps particulate material and gas particles in the inflowing air out of the cabin. Moreover, it reliably filters out particles such as brake dust, diesel soot, fine dust, and tire debris from the exhaust of the vehicle in front. In addition, it protects sensitive components of the air conditioning system from premature wear.
CareMetix® is particularly effective thanks to its S5 broadband technology. The filter consists of five perfectly coordinated layers: a high-performance particulate filter layer, a molecular layer, two different activated carbon layers for adsorption of organic and inorganic gases, and a special protective coating.
To ensure the reliable supply of clean air to the cabin, the cabin air filter should be replaced once a year or after 15,000 kilometres.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations.
About MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners. The portfolio also includes products developed by MAHLE Service Solutions for workshop equipment as well as comprehensive services and customized training programs. The full extent of this expertise is found in the MAHLE, BRAIN BEE, BEHR, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER, and METAL LEVE brands.
MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,600 employees. In 2017, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of over EUR 950 million.