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Mahle recommends regular cabin filter replacement

Although service workshops tend to recommend cabin filter replacement at springtime, what is often underestimated is that pollen and pollutants that become deposited in the filter during summer months only become really noticeable in winter, with fogged windows, decreased heater performance and unpleasant odours among the most obvious symptoms.


During an hour-long drive, up to 100,000 litres of air is passed through the passenger compartment, and in a commercial vehicle, this can rise to as much as 540,000 litres. All this air contains pollen, dust, soot, smoke, tyre and brake abrasion dust, apart from the significant health hazards created by ozone, gases, benzene and sulphur compounds drawn into the ventilation system.

That is why regular cabin filter replacement, which will ensure that these harmful pollutions are kept well away from the passenger compartment, should be considered a must at any time of year.

As with turbo replacement, the extensive range of Mahle Original pollen and carbon-activated cabin filters provide the independent service sector with a guarantee of OE quality and specification.

If workshops struggle to convince customers of the wisdom of a cabin filter change, Mahle Aftermarket’s advice is to simply show the customer the contamination captured by an old cabin filter, after which, they will need little convincing!