As an eco-conscious driver, you may have heard about Adblue – a fuel additive that helps to reduce vehicle emissions. But what exactly is Adblue, how does it work, and why is it needed in your car?
In this blog, we dive deep into the world of Adblue and give you all the information you need to know about this special fuel additive.
What is Adblue
Firstly, let’s delve into what Adblue is. Adblue is a clear, non-toxic liquid composed of 32.5% high-purity urea and 67.5% de-ionized water.
It is injected into diesel car exhausts in small amounts and reacts with the harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to produce harmless nitrogen and water.
This process takes place in the catalytic converter, and it helps to drastically reduce the amount of pollution your car emits.
So, why is Adblue needed in your car?
To put things into perspective, diesel cars have long been known for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants, including NOx.
In fact, diesel engines produce approximately 20% more NOx emissions than petrol engines.
With governments around the world imposing stricter emission regulations, diesel vehicles need to drastically reduce their environmental impact, and this is where Adblue comes in.
How to ad Adblue to your car
What is the cost of Adblue?
Now, onto the cost of Adblue. This additive is not expensive, and the price is relatively stable.
In Ireland, the cost of Adblue usually ranges from €0.35-€0.80 per litre, depending on the quantity you purchase.
For the average car, Adblue consumption is roughly 1.5-2% of your fuel usage.
Therefore, the usage of Adblue is generally around 1 litre per every 60-80km driven on the Irish roads.
It is important to note that not all diesel cars require Adblue.
Generally, newer diesel cars with Euro 6 standards (vehicles manufactured after September 2015) require Adblue.
However, it is always best to check your vehicle’s manual or with your car dealership to find out if your car needs this additive.
Where do I get Adblue?
Finally, Adblue is readily available. You can purchase it at fuel stations, automotive stores, and online here.
As Adblue is becoming more popular, the availability is increasing, and it is simple to refill your vehicle’s Adblue tank, which is usually located next to the diesel tank.
It is essential to keep your Adblue tank topped up by regularly checking the gauge on your dashboard and refilling as necessary.
In conclusion, Adblue is a vital component in reducing harmful emissions released by diesel vehicles. At a relatively low cost, Adblue is readily available and easy to refill.
The usage of Adblue ensures that your diesel vehicle meets eco-friendlier standards without compromising your driving comfort.
It reduces your vehicle’s carbon footprint and ensures that you are playing a role in preserving the environment for future generations.
So next time you fill up your diesel car, check if it requires Adblue and take the extra step in your eco-conscious journey and if you ever need breakdown assistance contact us.