MAHLE Aftermarket has launched its new CareMetix® cabin filter.
The five layer cabin filter is designed to improve passenger health and wellbeing by removing nasty odours and harmful contaminants from vehicle cabins.
With findings demonstrating that more than 100,000 litres of air is swept into the cabin every hour when a vehicle is in operation, the new brand uses new S5 broadband technology to filter out pollutants and make a passenger’s experience as pleasant as possible.
A wide selection of unwanted roadside smells are waiting to enter a vehicle cabin, from freshly fertilised fields, to large construction sites. These odours derive from pungent ammonia and sulphur gases, but specific layers within the CareMetix® filter are said to remove these uninvited scents leaving the cabin fresh and free from ammonia.
Garages can offer customers a tangible difference as the range provides five-layer protection against against allergens, brake dust, diesel soot, fine particulates and tyre debris that is proven to enter a car from exhaust fumes in preceding traffic.
The filters are also said to be able to preserve the sensitive components in the HVAC system from premature wear in addition to preventing mildew and mould spores that linger in the air from entering the cabin. This ensures the air conditioning system is kept clean and mould build up is prevented.
The filters within the range also feature an anti-bacterial coating preventing dangerous micro-organisms from spreading throughout the filter material and airborne pollen is filtered out.
MAHLE recommends changing a filter every 15,000km or once a year to maximise protection.