With more and more people suffering from air pollution, studies show that, air pollution indoors can be two to five times higher than outdoors.
Around the world, more and more people are suffering from the effects of polluted air. This poses a risk not just outdoors in places with a high volumes of traffic, but also indoor areas. According to a study by the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air pollution indoors can be two to five times higher than outdoors.
Inside vehicles, the situation is comparable, where fine dust, bacteria, harmful gases, pollen and allergens can all pass through into the cabin itself. One of the most concerning pollutants for motorists is the high levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate pollution which can enter the car interior through the ventilation system, endangering the health of the driver and passengers.
Cabin air filters ensure that drivers and passengers breathe in as little as possible of it and MANN+HUMMEL has been offering highly efficient cabin filters for clean air in vehicles for many decades. These are available in the automotive aftermarket as MANN-FILTER in original equipment quality and are used in vehicles with every kind of drive system.
MANN-FILTER cabin filters provide almost 100% protection against allergens. They trap harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide, in addition to significantly limiting diesel soot, mould and bacteria from penetrating into the vehicle. In addition to improving air quality, they help reduce the unpleasant odours associated with fine particles entering the cabin. For a cabin filter to function reliably, it must be replaced once a year or every 12,000 miles.
“We recommend that technicians regularly remind vehicle owners of the importance and benefits of the cabin air filter as unfortunately, most car drivers are not aware of this,” says Damian Milling of MANN-FILTER. “Once drivers understand the health benefits that a new cabin filter provides, the majority would choose to replace as recommended. For this reason cabin filters still represent an additional revenue opportunity during regular servicing and air conditioning servicing.”
Whilst garages have a wide choice of filter brands, MANN-FILTER are keen to highlight their OE pedigree as an excellent reason for fitting their famous yellow-green boxed filters.
“MANN-FILTER cabin filters in OE quality are trusted around the world. Being manufactured to OE specifications, they provide optimum performance, fit perfectly and every unit includes a guide for fast installation,” explains Damian.
“The Parts Alliance has been a distributer of MANN-FILTER for over a decade and during that time they’ve built an in-depth knowledge of our product. Our huge range, which covers most applications, is widely available from their branches.”
Throughout March, garages buying cabin filters from The Parts Alliance, can win Red Letter Days experiences in their ‘Original Experience’ promotion. Over 20,000 instant win prizes could be claimed too, including snack packs, chocolate eggs, t-shirts, mugs and cool bags.
“In the UK, the Parts Alliance has been working with MANN-FILTER for longer than any other major parts distributer, so naturally we’re delighted they chose to participate in our Original Experience promotion.
This month garages have the dual benefit of fitting an OE quality cabin filter and the chance to claim amazing prizes, when they buy MANN-FILTER from The Parts Alliance,” states Simon Moore, Head of Marketing.
For further information about The Parts Alliance ‘Original Experience’ promotion, visit www.theoe.co.uk