02 Jun 2016

Maxol reveals confusion among diesel car drivers over need for AdBlue

Pictured at Maxol Mulhuddart, where Adblue has recently been introduced:
Owen O'Neill, General Manager, Maxol Lubricants (foreground); Larry O'Neill, Manager, Maxol Mulhuddart (back left) and Cathal O'Dwyer of Maxol Lubricants (back right)

Maxol Lubricants has introduced the Adblue Starter Pack across the Maxol network of over 230 service stations for the convenience of diesel car customers.

The company is providing expert advice to confused motorists over recent emissions legislation, which has led to the requirement for the product, AdBlue, for most modern diesel cars. The product reduces emissions, and benefits drivers with improved fuel economy, cutting the cost of fuel.

Many drivers of diesel cars are still unaware of the need for the product, according to Maxol, leading to many customers experiencing their car breaking down. The company advises if you are unsure, visit www.maxol.ie or call into a Maxol station for advice.

Owen O’Neill, General Manager, Maxol Lubricants commented, “We have noticed that a considerable number of motorists are unsure of what AdBlue is, why it is needed and where they can get it. It is our aim at Maxol Lubricants to make motorists aware of the importance of AdBlue and also to make it convenient for them to top up their AdBlue tanks, by visiting our expanding network of service stations across the country.

“Many buyers of modern Diesel cars may not even be aware of the requirement for AdBlue until the warning light appears on their dashboard telling them they are running low. We’ve seen this a number of times. My suggestion would be that any Diesel car owner simply checks their vehicle manual for information.”

The 4 litre AdBlue starter pack is now available throughout the Maxol network of over 230 service stations at a cost of €17.98/£12.99.

Diesel car and van owners are encouraged to check their individual vehicle requirements or log on to www.maxol.ie where a number of informative and educational videos are available to view.


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Notes to editor:

  • What is AdBlue? 

AdBlue is a highly purified colourless liquid. It is used with diesel engines using SCR technology. Many newer model Diesel cars will have this. It simply works by turning harmful exhaust pipe gasses into harmless nitrogen and water. AdBlue is stored in a separate AdBlue tank.

  • Why do I need it? 

Your vehicle needs AdBlue to reduce harmful emissions. Due to stricter emissions legislation, diesel engines need to have cleaner exhaust gases.

  • What will happen if I don't purchase AdBlue for my AdBlue tank?

If you don’t have AdBlue in your AdBlue tank, your car (depending on manufacturer) will warn you to top up. A light will display on the dash (just like a low petrol/diesel warning light). As the AdBlue level decreases your car will slow down and eventually stop if you run out of AdBlue – every manufacturer differs so check your vehicle manual.

  • Where can I buy AdBlue?

A 4 litre AdBlue starter pack is available at Maxol service stations nationwide. This comes complete withreusable nozzle to ensure you don’t spill any liquid. Maxol will also be selling a standard 4L AdBlue pack (without nozzles) in the near future.

  • What does it cost? 

      4 litre starter pack costs €17.98/£12.99 at Maxol service stations.

  • How do I top up my AdBlue?

The starter pack comes with a simple nozzle and easy to read instructions. One end attaches to the AdBlue pack and the other attaches to the AdBlue tank. This ensures no AdBlue is spilled anywhere. The nozzle can be stored in a special pack (which comes in the starter pack) and can be reused again for future top ups.

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