Automotive Grade Urea used to manufacture AdBlue is produced from natural gas. The current conflict with Ukraine/Russia and subsequent sanctions imposed, have caused the price of natural gas to soar and has again reached a record high.European Urea manufacturers have already started to take the decision to implement either plant shutdowns or reduce production because the cost of production is too high. This in turn has led to the cost of urea and therefore AdBlue once again rising in price.

AdBlue® A to Z: F is for…… Fuel

We get phone calls every day from customers who’ve bought brand new diesel cars wanting to know about AdBlue®. Sometimes the first time they become aware of AdBlue® is when the warning light comes up on their dashboard alerting to refill.

As more and more diesel vehicles appear on our roads using the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, the more word spreads about the need for AdBlue® in these systems. However there still seems to be a feeling that the car industry on the whole (especially after the VW emissions scandal) doesn’t want to shout too loudly about the extra expense involved.

If you have bought a car recently that uses AdBlue®, the main thing is don’t panic. Just follow these simple AdBlue® guidelines

DON’T put AdBlue® directly into your fuel tank.This is probably the most important thing to remember about AdBlue®. All vehicles that use AdBlue® will also have a separate AdBlue® tank and adding AdBlue® directly to the fuel in your tank will cause considerable damage (see here on what to do if you put AdBlue® in your fuel tank). Often the AdBlue® tank is accessible from the boot of your car or sometimes the cap is actually next to the fuel cap itself.

Always use high quality AdBlue®.Our WavianBlue AdBlue® is certified as per ISO22241. You can download our safety spec sheet. By using lower quality, cheaper (and sometimes more expensive) AdBlue® you could potentially damage the Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system and at the same time invalidate any warranties.

Be Prepared.Although all cars that use AdBlue® will have a built-in warning indicator to tell you when you’re running low, the amount of warning they will give you can vary. If the AdBlue® does run out, most systems are designed to stop the engine from running. The best way to avoid any potential problems is to be prepared and keep a spare AdBlue® car pack in your car.

If you would like any more help or information on AdBlue® you can email or call 01508 493 647 and we will be happy to help.