Guide: All about AdBlue

GUIDE: All about AdBlue

Safety & legislation 22 Apr 2022

Improving air quality is high on the political agenda. From September 2015, when the EU’s Euro 6 emissions legislation came into effect, the majority of new diesel cars and LCVs will feature technology called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). This uses a liquid called AdBlue to help reduce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from the exhaust.

Tank locations and capacity differ between makes and models and, as with fuel, the AdBlue range is also affected by driving style and vehicle loading. However, roughly speaking, five litres of AdBlue will be needed to react with 100 litres of diesel.

Each vehicle’s AdBlue tank will typically be filled during routine servicing but top-ups might also be required. If this is the case, Arval recommends visiting your local dealer or an approved Service Centre where it can be filled for you. Also, AdBlue is available at most UK filling stations and motor factors.

In our guide, we cover:

  • What AdBlue is
  • What you need to know
  • Differences between using AdBlue in cars and vans ...

... plus much more!

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