What is AdBlue and how does it work?
The Euro 6 emissions standards and UK Emission laws requires exhaust emissions on diesels vehicles to be reduced – Adblue is designed to do that!
It is a non-toxic liquid that consists of a mixture of Water and Urea and is combined with the exhaust gases using SCR technology.
It converts 90% of harmful Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) into Nitrogen and steam to create less pollution and reduce exhaust emissions – in turn, this also reduces your vehicle Excise Duty (also known as Road Tax).
Does my Vehicle require AdBlue?
With vehicle manufacturers increasingly aiming to reduce emissions, AdBlue injection systems are now becoming a popular feature on a range of modern diesel vehicles, so the first question would be – do you drive a diesel vehicle?
If so, it depends on the age and condition of your vehicle – check if you already have an Adblue Injection System installed, and make sure you don’t run out of it.
Some older vehicles also use AdBlue so its always useful to check the handbook if you’re unsure – the handbook should also tell you where its located but usually, it can be found next to the fuel tank.
When does AdBlue need to be topped up?
Depending on the vehicle manufacturer and model, a full tank of AdBlue varies between 3,000 to 20,000 miles although it is advisable to have fluid levels checked during your routine vehicle service.
There are a number of factors to consider when working out how many miles a litre of AdBlue would last for – typically, it should last between 350 – 600 miles though, depending on your vehicle and how economically you drive.
Vehicles are equipped with a dashboard warning light that alert users when their AdBlue fluid is below the minimum requirement.
It is VERY important that these warnings are not ignored – if your vehicle is below the minimum requirement, we strongly advise to have the AdBlue topped up.
What will happen if I put AdBlue in the fuel tank?
To ensure your engine is not damaged, call your vehicle manufacturer immediately to have the fluids drained – do not start the vehicles ignition until the fluids have been drained.
- It is the lease holders’ responsibility to keep the AdBlue topped up to satisfactory levels, and to pay all costs associated with this.
- Always handle AdBlue with care – it can cause skin irritation and be harms to humans if ingested. Wear gloves and take care not to get it in your eyes.
- Don’t keep AdBlue in your boot – if spilled, it can damage vehicle surfaces such as carpets and/or paintwork
- DO NOT ignore the AdBlue warning light