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Mahle CareMetix Cabin Air Filter - LAO 242 / LAO242

Mahle CareMetix Cabin Air Filter - LAO 242 / LAO242


Mahle Cabin Filter LAO 242 - Single



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Mahle CareMetix Cabin Air Filter - LAO 242 / LAO242

General Details:

Filter typeCharcoal Filter
Length [mm]509
Width [mm]99
Height [mm]35
Filter typewith anti-allergic effect
Filter typewith antibacterial action


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Mahle are a world leading supplier of filters to the automotive after market industry. We supply all Mahle aftermarket filters - made to the exact quality and standards specified by the original equipment manufacturer.

The new CareMetix® cabin filter from MAHLE, based on active carbon, filters ordinary solid matter and gas particles from the ambient air, while also eliminating odours using a molecular sieve mat.

MAHLE cabin filters based on active carbon ensure that as few pollutants as possible enter the driver’s cabin. They remove more than 90% of hazardous nitrogen oxides from the air before it is fed into the interior of the vehicle via ventilation. This has been proven, for example, in scientific tests conducted by the Institute of Environmental Physics at Heidelberg University, Germany. The innovative MAHLE CareMetix® cabin air filter goes a step further, adsorbing gases like an active carbon filter, but also neutralises all types of odour.

This is made possible by the innovative five-layer structure of the CareMetix® filter. As with other active carbon filters, a high-performance particulate filter layer for dust separation and two different active carbon layers are applied to a substrate layer. These carbon layers are effective against organic and inorganic gases. In the CareMetix® there is also a molecular sieve mat, which ensures unique odour filtration. MAHLE thus offers a significant and perceptible advantage in terms of comfort and driving pleasure.

MAHLE has tailored the filtration action of CareMetix® to virtually all gases that may occur in real driving operation. For example, it protects against unpleasant, pungent odours such as tar vapours as well as sulphur and ammonia gases by completely neutralising them. Aside from laboratory analyses, its effectiveness has also been verified by comprehensive load tests under everyday driving conditions. With 85 different CareMetix® designs, MAHLE already offers wide market coverage with almost 75% of all passenger car models available in Europe.

Please use our Mahle filter lookup to find the correct Mahle filter for your vehicle.


  • World leading supplier
  • Molecular sieve guarantees unparalleled odour filtration
  • Active carbon layer removes more than 90% of hazardous nitrogen oxides from the air
  • Wide market coverage with 85 different CareMetix designs
  • Anti-allergic effect
  • Antibacterial action

Cross Reference:

  • Mahle Trade Number(s):
    • 72414375
    • 72414374
    • LA 242
    • LAK 242
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SHIPPING IS FREE* for orders of £75 and over , regardless of the weight of your order.
We've tried to keep all other shipping costs as low as we can.

Carriage starts at just £0.95 (inc VAT) for small items, with our most common courier rate set at £5.99 for orders of 5kg (enough for 5 litres of oil).

  • *Free shipping is available for UK Royal Mail, UPS Access Point™ (click & collect) and standard UK courier services (not express / priority / islands).
  • Courier surcharges mean we are unable to offer free "to the door" courier shipping from us in Cornwall up to Highlands / Grampian in Scotland - and because we send a lot of liquids, not every courier option is available to us. UPS Access Point™ (click & collect) is available as a free shipping option across Scotland, Wales and England, wherever there is a UPS Access Point™ Location.
  • Carriage charges are based on weight - please see our table of carriage costs for full details (although adding an item to your cart and viewing the calculated carriage is often easier!).
  • Priority shipping is also available.

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