Although Hella supplies a host of products to motor factors across the country, it claims that its Hengst filter programme provides them with an original equipment (OE) option that might set them apart from their competitors. Here, the company discusses why it regards these filters so highly.
Within Hella Hengst’s range – which naturally encompasses all filter types – are cabin filters, which the company believes are in a class of their own, and feature location information and fitting instructions. The company is an OE supplier to many of the world’s vehicle manufacturers, and its cabin filters are particularly favoured due to their combination of design innovation and special features. As a result, the company provides motor factors with a comprehensive replacement cabin filter solution, available in both active carbon and anti-bacterial configurations.
As incomprehensible as it sounds, 540,000L of air can enter the cockpit of a vehicle for every hour it is driven and, according to multiple studies, this air typically contains up to five times more contamination from exhaust gases, pollutants and allergens, than the air at the roadside.
Bearing in mind the harmful effects this contamination can have on the occupants of the vehicle, which includes the driver’s ability to concentrate, there is a direct safety correlation to the quality of the air within the vehicle. Therefore, Hella Hengst’s cabin filters are offering motor factors both a positive healthcare message to give to their customers, in terms of the importance of regular cabin filter replacement, as well as a legitimate profit making opportunity.
Catering for demand
In addition to protecting the vehicle’s air conditioning system and filtering out fine dust and pollen, which is common to all new cabin filters, Hella Hengst’s active carbon cabin filters not only collect even smaller dust particles, but also remove bad-smelling odours and hazardous gases such as ozone, smog and exhaust.
However, to provide drivers with the ultimate protection from contaminants, Hella Hengst has developed the Blue.care anti-bacterial range. Its five element construction adds a fifth level of protection over the active carbon series, in the form of defence against the threat of bacterial build-up in the system and therefore, within the vehicle itself.
Blue.care at a glance
The elements within the Blue.care range comprise an electrostatic media with a prefilter function to keep out course particles, followed by a filter fleece, which increases its dust retention capacity.
This is followed by the active carbon layer, which separate vapours, odours and harmful gases, such as ozone, nitric oxide and sulphur dioxide. On top of this, the meltdown medium filters out fine dust and micro particles down to incredibly small diameters.
The highlight of the range is the biofunctional layer, which contains nonosilver and provides the filter’s unique antimicrobial, anti-bacterial effect, which increases safety for the driver, their passengers and the wider community.