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Mahle neutralises nasty niffs with new CareMetix cabin filters


Mahle Aftermarket has launched its new CareMetix cabin filter, featuring a five layer cabin filter specially 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 remove these uninvited scents leaving the cabin fresh and free from ammonia.

Garages can offer customers a tangible difference as the innovative 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.

Not only do the filters provide exceptional protection for passengers, their cutting-edge technology also preserves the sensitive components in the HVAC system from premature wear.

Sitting in traffic can be uncomfortable enough without having to breathe in allergenic substances and bad odours and therefore passengers should be able to rely on their filter to make their journey easier and safer.

Conventional filters have often struggled to provide a complete solution but CareMetix’s advanced technology helps prevent the invisible danger of 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 prvented, significantly benefiting a passenger’s health.

The filters within the CareMetix range also feature an anti-bacterial coating preventing dangerous micro-organisms from spreading throughout the filter material, enabling passengers to breathe easy.

Passengers also no longer have to face the popular discomfort of airborne pollen as nearly all allergens are filtered out, contributing to passengers’ overall well-being while reducing the risk of watery eyes, irritated skin and uncomfortable headaches.

The CareMetix range provides 72% coverage of the total European car parc with this figure expected to increase as Mahle continues to add new parts to the range, with more than 85 items expected to be available by early 2017.

Jonathan Walker, Mahle Aftermarket UK managing director, said: “CareMetix is a world first and we’re delighted to bring the range to the automotive aftermarket. Customers can benefit from our excellent point of sale material, including a quick-set display for the shop floor; branded merchandise; a distinct microsite (www.caremetix.Mahle.com); and advertisements in Mahle’s aftermarket blog.”

Mahle recommends changing a filter every 15,000km or once a year to maximise protection.
The CareMetix range will be available for demonstration at Automechanika, Birmingham at the NEC on stand 19D50 from June 6-8.