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AdBlue® for cars and other passenger vehicles

Emission standards for light-duty vehicles and passenger cars were introduced slightly later than for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, with the first Directive published in 1991

SCR technology has not been necessary in passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in order to meet Euro standards up to Euro 5.

Although some early Euro 6 models of heavier SUVs equipped with SCR have already been sold in Europe, the implementation of Euro 6 standards in September 2014 effectively requires SCR use in most vehicles by 2020.

Which Cars Require AdBlue®?

Most major OEM’s now sell vehicles equipped with an SCR system that uses AdBlue® in Europe manufacturers such as, Jaguar/Landrover, BMW, Volkswagen/Audi/Seat/Skoda, Porsche, Renault, Peugeot/Citroën, Mercedes Benz, Opel, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and Mazda.

When do I have to fill up with AdBlue®?

The AdBlue® tank must not run dry. The vehicle monitors the level of AdBlue® in the tank and the multi-function display informs the driver several times well in advance if AdBlue® has to be added. If the AdBlue® tank is empty it is no longer possible to start the engine.

Where on the vehicle is the AdBlue® filler?

The filler pipe for the AdBlue® tank is located either directly adjacent to the filler for the fuel tank under the fuel flap, or in the Boot e.g. in the spare wheel well or in the engine compartment. The position of the AdBlue® tank in the vehicle will vary between manufacturers and models. Be sure to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions when using AdBlue®.

AdBlue® must only be dispensed into your car using the correct connection system, that automatically shuts off when the tank is full, such as the CleanAirBlue® 1.5 litre bottle.

What should you watch out for when buying AdBlue®?

Use only AdBlue® from official manufacturers that are licensed by the VDA such as CleanAirBlue® . Sealed AdBlue® containers should always display the AdBlue® logo. The quality of AdBlue® is specified by the German standard ISO 22241.


AdBlue® is not a fuel additive, that is why there is a separate AdBlue® tank.If you put AdBlue® in your fuel tank by mistake do not start the engine, but ask a garage for help. Put only AdBlue® in the AdBlue® tank; do not fill the AdBlue® tank with any other liquids! Prevent anything from contaminating AdBlue®. If small quantities of AdBlue® come into contact with the vehicle’s paintwork, for example, wipe them off and rinse the place with water if necessary.

In 2008 Banner Chemicals Group started producing AdBlue® and we now have a large portfolio of Customers who rely on CleanAirBlue® AdBlue®, to provide them with quality AdBlue® together with innovative dispensing equipment and service that is second to none.

Where can I buy CleanAirBlue® AdBlue® in the UK & Ireland?

CleanAirBlue® AdBlue® is available either directly from the Banner Chemicals Group or from one of our many authorised distributors in the UK & Ireland.

You will also find in Service Stations and Retail sites.

Whatever your requirements, we can supply you with the ideal package to suit your business.

From 5 and 10 litre can’s to bulk delivery by our dedicated tanker fleet straight into your AdBlue® tank.

Contact the CleanAirBlue® team and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements and help you make the right choice according to your needs.

We offer AdBlue® in:

  • 5 litre Cans c/w integrated spout
  • 10 litre Cans c/w integrated spout
  • 20 litre Cans c/w integrated spout
  • 210 litre Drums
  • 1000 litre dual dispense IBC’s
  • Bulk by dedicated metered tanker

We also offer bespoke equipment and storage tanks.