When it comes to deciding which brands make it onto the Sparesbox website, we have a very simple criterion; ‘Are the parts OE or greater in quality and performance?’. For Mann Filter’s, a brand that has been built on quality, performance, reliability, and value, the answer to that question is a resounding YES.

 

With Fix It Season upon us, we took this opportunity to find out a little more about Mann Filters and what makes them so good.

 

How has Mann Filter changed over the years?

 

From humble beginnings, Mann + Hummel have established themselves as world leaders in designing and manufacturing complete air, cabin, oil, and fuel filtration to suit a broad range of passenger cars, trucks, buses, and industrial applications. Some of their most popular systems include complete air filter systems, injection moulded intake air ducts, air box filters, and engine intake manifold filters.

 

In addition to their extensive range of air filters, Mann also manufacture complete oil filter modules that are supplied to some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers.

 

Why is Mann Filter the Superior Choice?

 

All Mann Filter products have been manufactured to exact OE quality and performance standards. This means that all Mann Filters are going to perform to the exact standard as the one that was fitted to your vehicle from the factory, for a fraction of the price.

 

While Mann Filters are significantly less expensive than their OEM counterparts, they are not the cheapest option on the market- and they never will be. Mann are designed to be a cost-effective OE alternative, not a cheap, poor quality replacement. As such, you can be sure that all Mann Filters will last the entire filter service interval and thus prevent unwanted and often expensive repairs caused by poor-quality aftermarket replacements.

 

 

How do Mann Filters Retain OEM Standards?

 

Irrespective of the end application vehicle, all Mann filtration systems are designed in partnership with the OEM filter. Before designing an OE quality replacement filter, Mann meticulously research the OEM specifications of each filter.

 

Mann is one of the largest suppliers of OE quality filters to the Australian aftermarket and service industry. Mann Filters boast the richest product application listing by way of ‘equal to OEM quality’ for the entire Australian carpark, no other aftermarket filter manufacturer can make these claims. In addition to servicing the Australian aftermarket, Mann Filters have established themselves as the leading supplier of aftermarket OE quality filters to the European market.

 

Shop the Complete Mann Filter Range at Sparesbox

 

So your car’s no longer got that brand new car appeal. Instead of getting looks of admiration, it’s getting looks of pity. Fear no more, let us give you 10 ways that won’t break the bank and give your car the moderate makeover it deserves.

 

1. Get Cleaning (part one)

Yep, it’s super obvious that a good clean up will do wonders but we’re not just talking about removing those hidden empty chip packets stashed away in your car seat pockets. We’re talking about getting super stuck in: the in-laws are coming over for Christmas type clean.

Start with vacuuming everything, and we mean everything. Under the seats, on top of the seats, in between the seats!  Get that vacuum in the boot, under the floor mats, in the doors, the dash, get it yet?

Your hair is not the only thing that benefits from a regular shampoo, give those spots and dots a scrub! Get in there and eliminate them with some Autoglym Interior Shampoo. It’s affordable, it’s a premium brand and it’s great at quickly removing any built up dirt and grime from mats, headlining, dashboard, doors, switches, pedals and more. Success? Not yet, but you’re well on your way.

 

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2.Cover Up

Hopefully, your dashboard and steering wheel don’t look anything like this, otherwise, I’m not sure how many of these tips will help you (sorry).

If your seats and steering wheel are looking a bit worse for wear, and no matter how much interior shampoo you use, that 5-year-old coffee stain is not going to come out, banging on a new wheel cover, dash cover and some seat covers could do the trick.

Yes, I know some seat covers are scary and should never see the light of day, that combination of cartoon characters and just plain ugly is definitely not something I would recommend….unless of course, you’re into that. A nice sleek cover in an inoffensive colour can be the facelift your car’s interior needs, it covers up the old and manages the inevitable eating on-the-go moments.

 

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3. Deodorise

No one likes a stinky car. Be it food scrap stink, you left the window slightly open and it rained stink or smelly pet stink. It’s going to kill anyone’s vibe regardless of how fresh your car looks. You can easily get hands on car odour eliminator to get rid of stubborn odours lingering on in your interior fabric and throw in an unobtrusive smelling air freshener for good measure.

 

4. Air Filters and Air Conditioning

Following on from the previous note, if you’ve got any funny smells coming through your air conditioning when you turn it on it might also be a good idea to check the condition of your Cabin Air Filter (if your car has one; check the owners manual). Cabin Air Filters, play an important role in filtering out all that pollution and crap that floats about. Dirty Cabin Air Filters can collect all sorts of gross pollutants which can cause the smell. A quick change to a new one is not only good for your health but will hopefully also get rid of any stink being caused by a dirty one.

 

5. Audio

Nothing says dated like an outdated audio system but if you’re still digging CD’s and cassette tapes then read no more. If you’re sick of listening to talk-back radio shows and want to plug your iPad or iPhone in then tune in.

Now this might break the “don’t break the bank rule” depending on how much you want to pimp your sound system.  You can go all out and replace the whole sound system and speakers or you can go for something a less. New radio head units that have Bluetooth, integrated with your iPod and iPhone should come relatively cheap if you do your research and shop around.

 

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6. Flush out those Fluids!

Would you like to be chugging down on contaminated, old fluids? Thought not, well, neither does your car. Did you know Power Steering Fluid and Brake Fluid can become contaminated with age?  It’s a good idea to do regular oil changes to keep your car running smoothly and to help prolong its life. Flushing and resetting your Motor Oil, Transmission Oil, Antifreeze and Differential Fluid is also a good idea.

 

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7. Get Cleaning (part two)

We started with the interior, now it’s the exterior. Even if you are short on time or too lazy (or don’t have any young relatives to bribe) to do anything else we suggest giving the body of your car a serious clean is the quickest fix for making your car feel new. Kinda like shoving all that mess into a drawer instead of putting it away. Okay, so there are like fifty million bodywork cleaning products out there so let’s make it easy and suggest some Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s super affordable and a great product.

 

8. Windows and Wipers

We’re focusing on the insides of your windows this time. If you have kids or any form of grubby passengers, there’s likely to be grime or marks ruining your perfect view. Giving it a polish with  Autoglym Glass Polish will get rid of the muck and give you that lasting shine they talk about in dishwasher ads.  You can also use in on your wipers to give them a clean, which takes us onto the next thing, Wiper Blades! Don’t neglect your wipers. Having rusty, old wipers will make your car look older and affect their effectiveness. Give yourself clarity of vision and keep in mind you should probably change them every 6 – 12 months.

 

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9. Tired Tyres

Clean those rims! Having dirty rims is massively going to affect the feel of your car. You don’t have to change your rims to some pimped out insanity to get your car feeling upgraded and new. This is kinda a part 3 to the cleaning process, so get down there with some Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner. Completely acid-free, designed to clean a wide variety of wheel types; the perfect treatment to get them gleaming.

 

10. “Wax on, Wax off”

Not only is it an awesome quote from an awesome movie but it’s also an awesome way to give the body of your car that new car shine. Post-80’s cars were given an extra layer of clear coat for protection against environmental abuse and added shine, but over time even that will start to fade and lose its shine. Giving it the Autoglym Wax Kit experience is something your car will never forget. Yes, this option is a little fancy but your car deserves a little love. If you’re not into fancy but still want that extra shine, check out all our other options. Four coats a year is all you need for that perfect shine and durable protection.

 

 

 

 

 

There are two kinds of filters that can provide clean air to your vehicle’s cabin to keep you and your passengers save. Conventional cabin air filters will separate harmful particles from the air going into the cabin, extracting things like pollen, fungus, dirt & dust, bacteria and soot. Carbon-activated cabin air filters add an additional layer of protection, as they are coated in a layer of charcoal which reacts with harmful exhaust, ozone and odorous gases coming from the road, neutralising them before they enter the cabin.

 

When you’re shopping for a new cabin air filter, you can generally tell the difference between the two by looking at the product numbers of the filters you’re browsing through. When shopping through MANN cabin air filters, a regular filter will begin its part number with CU, whereas a carbon-activated filter will begin the product code with CUK. In a similar fashion, Ryco particle cabin filters will end their numbers with the letter P, whereas their carbon-activated filters will finish with the letter C.

 

Be sure to look out for the carbon activated cabin air filters, the extra few dollars will definitely prove themselves worth it.

The air we breathe is incredibly important to our health.

 

When you consider how much the air we breathe can affect our well-being, you quickly realise that no matter where you are, you should avoid breathing in pollutants; the inside of a vehicle is no exception.

 

In fact, the inside of our vehicles generally have a concentration of pollutants up to 10 times higher than the air lingering just outside our vehicles.

 

Airborne contaminants including fungus spores, dirt, pollen, dust (or any other nasty stuff small enough) can pass into the cabin and cause all manner of health issues like asthma, allergies, nausea, headaches and dizziness, to name a few. This is not ideal – especially when you’re behind the wheel!

 

In a nutshell, this is why regularly changing your air filters after every year or 15,000 kilometres is an absolute must. Aside this, it also has some perks…

 

The benefits of regularly changing your vehicles cabin air filter

 

  • Keep cabin air fresh and free from harmful containments
  • Eliminate odours caused by mould build-up on the filter
  • Optimal air flow to the HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system
  • Ensure quiet operation of the interior blower fan
  • Reduce the amount of dust and dirt in the cabin

 

Quality cabin filters – a breath of fresh air

 

So, we’ve established the importance of air filter replacement. And as it’s so important, there’s no reason to scrimp when it comes to choosing a cabin air filter for your vehicle.

 

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Ryco Filters offer a top quality range of particle and activated carbon activated cabin air filters, specially engineered to filter out harmful pollutants. As well as blocking out contaminants, Ryco carbon cabin filters boast an activated charcoal layer which is designed to absorb harmful gases (such as exhaust gas), while absorbing noxious odours – and they’re available to suit various makes and models.

 

If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle it pays to change your cabin air filter on a regular basis – and when choosing, you’ll certainly breathe easier with Ryco.

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