An agreement has been struck between Hella and Hengst, to enable Hella to add Hengst’s commercial vehicle (CV) filters to its comprehensive product portfolio. Two years ago, an alliance was formed between the two companies to create Hella Hengst, a unique brand for the passenger car and light commercial vehicle sectors. However, this new arrangement means that Hella can now distribute a complete filter programme across the entire aftermarket.
In a time when the automotive aftermarket craves consistency of supply, SRS Autoparts – based in Glasgow and Edinburgh – has invested in its availability of Mahle filtration due to “overwhelming demand” from garages.
Replacing cabin filters when a vehicle is in for a service is usually part of the service schedule, but it is quite often overlooked, as many vehicle owners don’t know they exist or what they are for and therefore are not willing to pay for it to be replaced.
Rema Tip Top was presented with the Tyre Industry Award for product innovation for a product it calls a “revolutionary, innovative and economic solution” designed to preserve workshop tools and equipment. The Expel compressed air filtration device eliminates condensate pervasive in compressed air systems, removing 99.9999 per cent of liquid, oil, water and other contaminants down to one micron when installed at point of use.
When a vehicle enters the workshop for a service, it is important to make sure that all components are functioning properly before heading back out on to the road. Filters are one of the components that must be replaced in line with the manufacturer’s schedule, as they are vital in maximising the longevity and efficiency of both the vehicle and the comfort of its occupants.
During the winter months there is sure to be plenty of adverse weather conditions, all of which could hinder the performance of the vehicle, as several key components will be more exposed to the elements and prone to failure.
Regular replacement of the cabin filter is crucial for effective operation, and as traffic on roads worldwide has increased, so has its impact on air quality. These roadside pollutants can reach a car’s driver and passengers through its ventilation or air conditioning ducts. Prolonged exposure to high pollution whilst driving is not only unpleasant; it can have a serious effect on the health of the vehicle’s occupants. Microorganisms accumulate inside the car, potentially multiplying to much higher concentrations than normal. Such a high level of bacteria inside the vehicle can lead to a range of health problems, including more serious issues like asthma and allergic reactions.
Mahle Aftermarket’s technical training at Automechanika Birmingham proved to be a huge success as large crowds visited the stand to gather information on all of its product groups. The training was delivered by a team of Mahle experts and included key tips on working with Mahle products, as well as outlining the many benefits of each range.
Mahle regularly updates its heavy duty range of filters and has recently introduced five additional filters, including a fuel filter element consisting of two filters, three air filter elements and a spin-on fuel filter.
Mahle Aftermarket has introduced five new filters including three air filters, a cabin filter, and a spin-on oil filter. The new air filter, LX3015/14, covers Opel Astra and Vauxhall Astra (2015), while the two new panel air filters, LX2624 and LX3608 cover MG MG6 (2011-12) and MG M3 (2013). Meanwhile, the cabin filter, LA747, also covers MG M6 (2011-12) and the spin-on oil filter, OC1288, offers coverage for Toyota GT (2012).
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.