Adblue® reduces emissions in diesel engine vehicles that use a ‘Selective Catalytic Reduction’ system or SCR. Many new diesel cars have this SCR technology and they will not run withoutAdblue®. Adblue® was introduced to meet current and future environmental regulations.
What is Adblue®?
AdBlue® is a soluble colourless solution that looks like water or windscreen washer fluid. It is composed of 67.5% distilled water and 32.5% high grade urea, such as that used to manufacture plastics, cosmetic products or fertilisers. Urea used as a synthetic product is typically produced from natural gas. The composition of AdBlue® makes it a biodegradable, non-explosive, non-toxic and non-flammable liquid. This liquid reduces the carbon footprint of your car and is used in many vehicles, from trucks to tractors, to vans and to cars. Heavy goods vehicles were the first to be affected by the European regulation, being equipped with AdBlue® tanks since 2005. AdBlue® meets the criteria of ISO 22241-1 to 4 and is registered as a trademark by the VDA ( German Association of the Automotive Industry).
Why AdBlue® is important?
AdBlue reduces emissions in diesel engine vehicles that use a ‘Selective Catalytic Reduction’ system or SCR. Many new diesel cars have this SCR technology and they will not run without AdBlue. AdBlue was introduced to meet current and future environmental regulations.
Do I need to fill my Car with AdBlue®?
For most drivers, AdBlue® can last for thousands of kilometres, meaning it would usually need to be refilled at the scheduled servicing. It might be the case though, depending on the usage of the vehicle that drivers would need to “top up” their AdBlue®. HB Dennis Leasing will ensure this is maintained during scheduled service maintenance, but it is the drivers responsibility to ensure that levels are maintained. It is recommended that cars have at least five liters of AdBlue® at all times. If drivers are taking their cars outside Europe, they are advised to fill up their AdBlue® tanks beforehand, and even take an extra AdBlue® container with them.
How do I refill my Adblue® tank?
AdBlue® will have its own tank, the AdBlue® fluid will have to be poured directly into the AdBlue® tank and not in the fuel tank. Your dedicated Account Manager can advise you in relation to this at time of collection/delivery, or at any stage throughout the lease period. HB Dennis Leasing will ensure this is maintained during scheduled service maintenance, but it is the drivers responsibility to ensure that levels are maintained. AdBlue® should not be mixed with other chemicals, nor should it be diluted with water.
Also, In order to refill the AdBlue® tank, the car must be parked on a level surface to avoid overfilling and damage to the AdBlue® tank.
The use of AdBlue® is an additional cost element for diesel engine vehicles. Fleet managers need to be informed on the topic, including the processes and cost elements associated with AdBlue®. Drivers also need to be informed, through a driver’s guide, on how to act in case their involvement is required.
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