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Replace Cabin Filter on Time before the Pollen Season Starts Bosch Cabin Filters Protect Car Passengers against Pollen, Dust and Pollutants

  • New filters protect against runny eyes and sneezing attacks while driving
  • Replace the car’s cabin filter at least once a year
  • Activated-carbon cabin filters provide for pollution-free air inside the car
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  • February 27, 2013
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About 12 million Germans suffer from pollen allergy – and counting. One out of six suffers from itching, sneezing attacks and hay fever – especially in spring. This can lead to dangerous situations while driving, since a sneezing driver is a blind driver. That’s why people suffering from pollen allergy should keep the windows closed while driving. To prevent the allergenic pollen to get into the car through the ventilation or air-conditioning systems, most cars are nowadays equipped with a cabin filter. In an effective manner it keeps pollen, dust and even pollution out of the passenger compartment. Nevertheless – just as with any filter – the effect of the cabin filter also decreases once the filter capacity is exhausted.

Annual On-Time Filter Replacement Prior to Pollen Season Provides Protection
“Cabin filters cope with a restricted amount only and should thus be replaced once a year”, the patient counseling of the German Allergy and Asthma Association recommends. “In doing so, a trained specialist workshop should clean the filter surroundings, the channels and the evaporator at the same time”.

In order to achieve an optimum filter effect during the critical pollen season, the cabin filter should be replaced already in early spring, Bosch filter experts recommend, too. In this context exchanging the standard filter by an activated-carbon filter is well worth it. Its activated carbon layer – made out of coconut shells – absorbs gaseous pollution thanks to its spongy structure. In addition to pollen and fine particulates, Bosch activated-carbon cabin filters even retain stinking and harmful gases such as ozone or nitric oxide. Any workshop can quickly and easily replace the filter or the standard filter by an activated-carbon filter.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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