Purolator will be highlight its BreatheEasy cabin air filters at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) 2012.
“Many motorists may not be aware that most vehicles 2001 or newer, are equipped with a ‘cabin air filter,’ whose function is to help keep the air inside a car free of annoying and unhealthy particulates,” said Chuck Kerrigan, director, regional business unit for Purolator, supplier of BreatheEasy cabin air filters to the North American aftermarket.
He says Purolator’s BreatheEasy cabin air filters feature specially engineered media that can capture and hold even the finest particles of contaminants such as dust, soot, pollen, fungus and bacteria. These filters are electrostatically charged, similar to many household HVAC filters, to ensure that particles stay attached to the filter.
Purolator also makes available its BreatheEasy cabin air filters with an activated charcoal layer that offers all of the features of a particulate filter, but goes a step further. Its additional layer of charcoal helps it adsorb toxic and foul-smelling gases like sulfur dioxide, keeping odors out of the car’s cabin.
Purolator offers both particulate and activated charcoal cabin air filters for many vehicles. Either type may be available depending on the make/model of your vehicle. Refer to the owner’s manual or visit the Application Guide on Purolator’s website at www.BreatheEasyCabinFilters.com to see if a vehicle has a Purolator BreatheEasy cabin air filter available.
Cabin air filters can be installed in less than 10 minutes to about an hour, depending on the location. It is usually located under the dash, behind the glove box, or in the air box in the engine compartment.
All Purolator BreatheEasy cabin air filters come packaged with clearly illustrated vehicle-specific instructions that make installation simple for do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) or professional technicians. Purolator recommends that a car’s cabin air filter be replaced every 12,000 – 18,000 miles or per the manufacturer’s recommended change schedule, to keep it functioning the way it’s supposed to.