Bosch Workshop oil, cabin air filters bring OE fit, functionality to aftermarket

Jan. 21, 2014
Robert Bosch LLC offers a complete line of Bosch Workshop Oil and Cabin Air Filters for the traditional installer market in the United States and Canada.

Robert Bosch LLC, worldwide supplier of automotive parts and systems to vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket, offers a complete line of Bosch Workshop Oil and Cabin Air Filters for the traditional installer market in the United States and Canada. It targets automotive repair shops, technicians, jobbers and warehouse distributors (WDs).

“By utilizing the familiar red and yellow packaging that Bosch has traditionally used for this segment all across the world, this dedicated line of spin-on and cartridge oil filters and cabin air filters carries the message of Bosch OE-quality fit and functionality,” said John King, Product Manager, Filtration, Robert Bosch LLC.

Workshop Oil Filters
Ninety-seven Bosch Workshop Oil Filters provide 98 percent coverage for domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation (VIO) in North America. At an efficiency rate of 97.5 percent in removing dirt and a capacity to hold 13 grams of dirt, these filters help a vehicle’s engine oil perform at its best for thousands of miles, King said. To clarify, 13 grams of dirt is the equivalent of 31 standard size paper clips.

By screening out more harmful contaminants than competitive economy filters, the new line of Bosch Oil Filters for the installer segment provide the engine with a high level of protection against dust and dirt, thereby ensuring a continued supply of clean oil for lasting performance.

“All Bosch Workshop Oil Filters have a more sophisticated construction which provides a tight seal for a leak-free installation, and can still be easily removed,” King said.

Workshop Cabin Air Filters Usually located under the hood, behind the glove box, or under the dashboard, cabin air filters are designed to capture environmental contaminants such as pollen, dust and dirt that can potentially enter a vehicle’s interior through its heating and air-conditioning vents. Bosch Workshop Cabin Air Filters are 80 percent efficient in capturing contaminants 3 microns in size. One micron is one-millionth of a meter.

Bosch offers two types of cabin air filters – particulate filters and activated charcoal filters. The two-layered Bosch particulate filter featuring mold-resistant media includes a non-woven pre-filter layer and an electrically charged microfiber layer for maximum performance and durability. The upgraded activated charcoal filter’s four-layered design includes an electrically charged microfiber layer and adds an activated charcoal layer between two non-woven layers that retain the carbon. This upgraded design provides maximum absorption of foul-smelling gases such as ozone, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide and hydrocarbons.

The lineup of Bosch Workshop Cabin Air Filters includes 130 part numbers that offer 90 percent coverage for all vehicles in operation (VIO) in North America.

Bosch recommends replacing cabin air filters every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or once a year for maximum benefit.

“In our current economic environment,” said King, “these filters provide a repair shop the ability to offer Bosch-quality filtration at a competitive price. Furthermore, cabin air filter sales are expected to double over the next five years creating an opportunity for additional revenue and satisfied customers that no savvy shop owner would like to miss.”

Bosch Workshop Oil and Cabin Air Filters fit better, perform better and offer better protection for a vehicle’s engine than other filter brands, King said.

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