What is AdBlue?

What is AdBlue®?

AdBlue® is a colourless, non-toxic liquid that is a solution of water and urea. It works to convert nitrogen oxide emissions in the exhaust gas of diesel engines, into nitrogen and water. A particulate filter then further reduces solid particulates from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions.

If you own a new Ford Diesel vehicle, you might have spotted a second, smaller blue coloured filler cap, just beside the main fuel filler cap. This means your car is fitted with AdBlue® technology.

Many new Ford diesel vehicles now require the use of a diesel exhaust fluid commonly referred to as AdBlue®. This fluid is automatically injected into the vehicle’s exhaust system to help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide.

AdBlue® is stored in a separate tank which must be kept topped-up by the driver. Further information on AdBlue® can be found below, or in your vehicle Owner’s Manual.

Does my vehicle need AdBlue®?

AdBlue® is only used for keeping diesel emissions as clean as possible. However, not all new Ford diesel vehicles will require AdBlue®. If you spot a second, smaller blue coloured filler cap just beside the main fuel filler cap, your vehicle needs AdBlue®. See your Owner’s Manual or speak to your Ford Dealer to learn more.

How does AdBlue® work?

AdBlue® is automatically injected into the vehicle’s exhaust system, then works to convert nitrogen oxide exhaust gas emissions into nitrogen and water. A particulate filter then reduces solid particulates from the vehicle’s exhaust emissions.

Where can I buy AdBlue®?

You can purchase refill AdBlue® containers from your Ford Dealer, selected service and petrol stations, and most automotive retailers. Your Ford Dealer will be happy to refill your AdBlue® tank for you the next time you come in for a service.

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