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AdBlue® dos and don'ts


  • ONLY use AdBlue® from AdBlue® licensees, registered by VDA
  • Look for the trademark AdBlue® on display at filling stations and on sealed AdBlue® containers
  • Protect AdBlue® against any contamination of fuel, oil, water, dust, dirt, metals, detergent by using only sealed equipment
  • ONLY use dedicated AdBlue® equipment for storage and dispensing
  • Store the AdBlue® below 30ºC to maintain the shelf life of 12 months
  • Store the AdBlue® above -11ºC in order to keep the product in liquid form.



  • DON’T use AdBlue® from non-VDA registered suppliers
  • DON’T use a product claiming to be AdBlue®, but calling itself “Urea solution” or similar.
  • If it doesn’t say AdBlue® on the packaging, it’s not AdBlue®, it’s an inferior product.
  • DON’T use AdBlue® as a diesel additive
  • DON’T add AdBlue® into any fuel tank
  • DON’T operate your vehicle without AdBlue®
  • DON’T use fuel or lubricant equipment, or any other jugs, buckets, funnels or non-dedicated equipment to dispense your AdBlue®
  • DON’T refill used AdBlue® containers such as IBCs and drums with AdBlue®
  • DON’T store AdBlue® in direct sunlight