How do I know if my car needs AdBlue?
Your vehicle will need AdBlue if it is equipped with SCR technology. SCR technology is in several Euro 6 standard cars. You will find this information from:
- Your car dealership
- In the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle
If your vehicle has an SCR system, you will find the AdBlue tank (often with a blue cover) close to the diesel tank or in the boot, under the carpet. Each make will have a difference location for this tank.
How can I check if my car needs AdBlue?
On your dashboard, you will find an indicator or a light that will signal that you need to fill up the AdBlue in your tank. Usually your garage will refill it for you when you come to service your car, but you may need a refill between services. If this happens, it is very easy to fill your tank with AdBlue. Simply fill your separate AdBlue tank like you fill your diesel tank, from a can or possibly from the pump at a service station, if it is equipped for cars.
How much AdBlue will my car need?
The amount of AdBlue needed by your car varies. It depends of the following factors:
- Vehicle type (4x4, car, MPV…)
- Engine type
- Driving requirements and power needed (driving on mountains road, on snow, with a trailer or a caravan…)
- Driving style
You can also use the AdBlue indicator on your vehicle to monitor your consumption. There are several on-line forums where car drivers discuss their AdBlue consumption. If you visit them, it will also give you an idea of what to expect.
In some cases, you will not even notice AdBlue, as your consumption will be so low that the car will only need a refill every once in a while when it goes for a service at the garage.
If the AdBlue indicator tells you that you need to refill your tank, do not worry : your vehicle can still drive quite a bit before you need to actually refill. Here is a practical guide on how to use AdBlue.