AdBlue® is a colourless solution used in many newer diesel vehicles to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. This is our 4 litre starter top up, designed for first-time users or those looking for a smaller top up.
AdBlue Top Up
What is AdBlue and what does it do?
AdBlue® technology is appearing in newer diesel cars and vans to help reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
AdBlue is a colourless diesel exhaust fluid that helps convert harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases into harmless nitrogen (N) and water vapour (H2O), reducing road pollution.
The newer the diesel vehicle, the more chance it uses AdBlue. However, it does depend on the manufacturer and model, as not all diesel cars use AdBlue technology. If you haven’t spotted a blue capped AdBlue refill point next to the fuel cap, in the engine bay or even the boot, then check your owner’s manual. You can also visit your local ATS centre and one of our expert technicians can check for you.
If your car does use this technology, it’s important to have regular AdBlue top ups to ensure your vehicle doesn't go into limp mode or even fail to start. If your AdBlue is running low, you will be alerted via an AdBlue warning light on your dashboard.
If you’re not sure how much AdBlue your car needs, we recommend booking a 4 litre top-up online – you can always purchase an additional 4 litre increments in-centre.
What is AdBlue made of?
What is AdBlue used for in diesel cars?
How does AdBlue work?
How long does AdBlue last?
How much AdBlue does my car need?
If you're unsure about how much AdBlue you need or how to fill it up, you can visit your local ATS centre and one of our qualified technicians can answer any questions you might have.
What happens if you run out of AdBlue?
How much does AdBlue cost?
Where does AdBlue go?
Diesel cars that use AdBlue have their own AdBlue refill tanks. These are usually located either next to the fuel filler or in the boot.
How much AdBlue does a van need?
How much AdBlue a van needs will depend on the size of the refill tank, which can vary between models and makes. It will also depend on the mileage, as higher mileage may mean you have to refill your AdBlue between regular vehicle servicing intervals.