AdBlue: What is it and how do I use it?

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AdBlue: What is it and how do I use it?

When filling up at your local petrol station, you may have noticed a sign for AdBlue and wondered what it means. Or, perhaps you’re already familiar with it, but not quite sure how it works.

If either of these is true, this is the perfect blog for you. Here’s everything you need to know about AdBlue.

AdBlue is a fluid made up of de-mineralised water and urea. This is a practically non-toxic compound. These fluids are known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) fluids.

AdBlue is stored in a tank and small amounts are injected into a part of the vehicles exhausted. A chemical reaction then occurs and the harmful NOx exhaust gasses are converted into harmless nitrogen and water.

Currently, AdBlue is commonly used in buses and trucks, as well as large diesel vehicles, made after 2006.

Vehicles that do not have an AdBlue tank will instead have a blue or black screw cap next to the diesel filler cap. Other vehicles will have this in the boot, or the car engine.

AdBlue is a fantastic way to lower the carbon emissions of your fleet and be a responsible, environmentally friendly driver or fleet manager.

AdBlue can be purchased with many of our fuel cards, meaning your spending on fuel and AdBlue can all be in one place.

For more information on the fuel cards we have on offer, click here.

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