What is AdBlue and how do I fill my car up?
Posted on: 4th Oct 2017
AdBlue is a chemical that helps to reduce the harmful emissions produced by diesel engine and is one of the main methods manufacturers are using to achieve ever more stringent emissions targets.
Does my car use AdBlue?
AdBlue systems are becoming increasingly commonplace, but it isn’t yet fitted to every diesel car. The more recently your car was built, the more likely it is that it will use AdBlue to reduce its emissions. If you’re driving a new model launched since 2016, it’s highly likely it’ll use AdBlue.
Many people are unaware that their car uses AdBlue until a warning message appears on the dashboard announcing that the AdBlue tank needs replenishing.
How to refill AdBlue
Do not add it to the diesel tank. You must use the AdBlue filler cap. Topping up is simple though. It’s always a good idea to consult your car’s handbook first but typically all you need to do is open the AdBlue filler cap, screw on a connecter hose and then let the AdBlue drain into the tank.
Many refill containers come with a connecting hose but you may want to keep a hose in the car and use cheaper refills without a hose in future.
You must put in the amount specified in your handbook. This can be as little as 3 to 5 litres but a lot of vehicles require you to fill the tank completely. Failure to do this might result in the warning light staying on and the vehicle refusing to start.
What happens if I run out of AdBlue?
You will be reminded in plenty of time to top up by messages on the dashboard but your car will not start if you fail to refill the AdBlue tank before it runs completely dry.
How much AdBlue will my car use?
AdBlue consumption varies from vehicle to vehicle but some vehicles might need topping up after as little as 2,000 miles. Your handbook will tell you the size of the AdBlue tank.
How long does AdBlue last?
While at first it might seem sensible to keep a spare can of AdBlue in the boot any spills or leaks are likely to damage your car’s interior so it is best not to do this.
Do also note that you can’t keep a half-empty container of AdBlue if you have some left over after topping up as airborne contaminants can affect the chemical composition of AdBlue.
Is AdBlue harmful?
AdBlue is non-toxic but it is corrosive and can cause irritation to your skin, eyes and lungs, so do wash your hands after filling.
AdBlue can also damage paintwork so be sure to rinse any spills from the car’s bodywork too.
Winter safety check and treat
Posted on: 28th Sep 2017
Let us help you prepare for winter’s darker days and more hazardous weather with our Winter Care Check.
Posted on: 21st Sep 2017
Overview, tutorial and assistance
Can your car do all of this?
Posted on: 1st Sep 2017
Vauxhall Check and Treat
Posted on: 6th Jul 2017
Treat your car to a 25-point visual health check and we will treat you to a pizza, afternoon tea for two or 3 months free music streaming.
Posted on: 19th May 2016
New Zafira recall issued May 2016
New look reception and waiting room
Posted on: 1st Jan 2016
New corporate image at Broadwater
Posted on: 30th Nov 2015
Major refurbishment and Vauxhall corporate image update at Steeles of Worthing Aftersales site in Broadwater.
Vauxhall launch all-new VIVA
Posted on: 16th Apr 2015
New Vauxhall VIVA now here
AdBlue now available
Posted on: 12th Mar 2015
AdBlue diesel additive now available at both of our sites
Posted on: 15th Jan 2015
New Vauxhall Corsa now in showrooms
New Vauxhall Vivaro - Precision Driving by Paul Swift!
Posted on: 8th Oct 2014
Watch as precision driver Paul Swift takes the new Vauxhall Vivaro Van for a spin round the Vauxhall Van Plant in Luton.
Winter Safety Check and top-up
Posted on: 1st Oct 2014
Protect your car for only £19.99 this winter
Corsa, Corsavan & ADAM steering safety recall
Posted on: 30th Sep 2014
Vauxhall have announced an urgent safety recall affecting all Corsa, ADAM and Corsavan models registered since February 2014. Drivers living in Brighton, Hove, Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton, Storrington and Pulborough can rely on Steeles to deal with this promptly and with the minimum incovenience.
Service Plans from only £15pm
Posted on: 4th Mar 2014
Posted on: 3rd Mar 2014
Posted on: 28th Feb 2014
Frosts of Worthing, no longer Vauxhall franchised in Shoreham and Brighton
Posted on: 17th Oct 2013
Frosts of Worthing, are no longer Vauxhall Authorised Repairers in Shoreham, Newhaven and Haywards Heath. This means that they cannot carry out Vauxhall warranty work or recalls, put a Vauxhall stamp in service books, service and repair Vauxhall Motability cars or look after a lot of fleet cars and vans.
Now approved by Trading Standards
Posted on: 18th Sep 2013
We are pleased to announce that we are now a Trading Standards Institute approved business as the Trading Standards Institute now administer the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair which we subscribe to.
Vauxhall Motability for Shoreham and Brighton
Posted on: 14th Sep 2013
Steeles are now the nearest Vauxhall Motability approved service & repair outlet for Shoreham, Lancing & Brighton drivers.
Frosts no longer selling new Vauxhall cars
Posted on: 14th Mar 2013
Frosts Shoreham, Frosts Haywards Heath and Frosts Chichester no longer sell new Vauxhall cars. The nearest new Vauxhall showroom is now Goldsmith & Allcorn in Uckfield. Tel: 01435 865858.
Need a Vauxhall or Chevrolet dealer near Horsham or Broadbridge Heath?
Posted on: 9th Oct 2012
Steeles may not be in Horsham but we are only a short run down the A24.
Lottery / Lotto tickets now available at Goring Way
Posted on: 4th Oct 2012
Stevens Vauxhall have closed
Posted on: 21st Aug 2012
Stevens Vauxhall in Broadbridge Heath / Horsham and in Crawley have closed.
Cheap petrol & diesel in Worthing
Posted on: 18th May 2012
We are pleased to be able to say that we have had the cheapest petrol and diesel in Worthing since switching to the Harvest brand.
Posted on: 15th Apr 2012
Our Goring Way petrol forecourt has changed fuel brands to Harvest Energy.
Fixed price repairs
Posted on: 25th Mar 2012
To make things more transparent we have introduced a fixed price repair for the most popular jobs on the most popular Vauxhalls.
Office of Fair Trading Approved
Posted on: 10th Dec 2011
We are pleased to say that we are now OFT approved as we subscribe to the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair, operated by Motor Codes, the industry body supported by Government and approved by the Office of Fair Trading.
Snow Socks back in stock
Posted on: 11th Aug 2011
We now have snow socks back in stock after running out earlier in the year.
Posted on: 14th Dec 2010
Steeles are now stocking Snow Socks. We are the only stockist in the Worthing, West Sussex area but we can also send them all over the country. We use Royal mail Special Delivery and only charge £5 P&P.
New Astra Estate
Posted on: 4th Jul 2010
Vauxhall have released details of the estate version of the New Astra, the Astra Sports Tourer. It will have it's world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October with a UK launch date yet to be confirmed.
New Vauxhall Meriva
Posted on: 20th Jan 2010
These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall's new Meriva, which is set to turn the conventional concept of family-car usability on its head with a combination of clever, rear-hinged back doors which radically improve access/egress, and a raft of unique cabin features that boost interior versatility.
New Chevrolet Spark
Posted on: 3rd Nov 2009
The new Chevrolet Spark is the latest edition to the Chevrolet Range. Available from 1st. March 2010 this modern city car has lots of exciting things to offer.
New Astra photos released
Posted on: 16th May 2009
Vauxhall have released details of the all new, British-built Astra which will appear in UK showrooms in December 2009.
Frosts Worthing have closed
Posted on: 27th Mar 2009
Frosts have closed their Ferring Vauxhall site leaving Steeles as the only franchised Vauxhall garage in the Worthing area.
Electrifying looks - The new Ampera
Posted on: 19th Mar 2009
General Motors launched the revolutionary Ampera at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. A right-hand drive Vauxhall model will go into production in 2012.
Caffyns Vauxhall have closed
Posted on: 9th Nov 2008
Caffyns have closed their Preston Road Brighton Vauxhall site. This is obviously very sad for their staff and we hope that the ones who are being made redundant find new jobs very soon.
New Vauxhall Insignia
Posted on: 22nd Mar 2008
Vauxhall's Vectra replacement is due later in 2008 and is to be called the Insignia.
New Vauxhall Agila
Posted on: 24th Jan 2008
The long awaited replacement for the Vauxhall Agila is to due to be launched in April 2008. The new Agila is very different to the outgoing model with a modern, striking exterior and interior.
New Chevrolet Aveo
Posted on: 18th Jan 2008
There will be a new addition to the Chevrolet range in Spring. The new Aveo which replaces the Chevrolet Kalos. The most significant features of this completely reworked model are its striking exterior, its high-class interior and a new, even more efficient petrol engine.
Chevrolet car sales
Posted on: 22nd Nov 2007
We can now supply new Chevrolets as well as new Vauxhalls.
Posted on: 17th Jul 2007
Motability have confirmed their official approval of Steeles for servicing & repair on Vauxhalls and Chevrolets. They have also confirmed that all Vauxhall & Chevrolet customers can bring their car to Steeles for servicing or repair, regardless of supplier.
Posted on: 5th Jul 2007
We now have a vacuum cleaner at Goring Way.
New Car Wash
Posted on: 15th Nov 2006
Our Goring Way forecourt now has a Car Wash. The new Car Wash is a high-specification modern machine capable of the highest standard of vehicle washing & drying. Specification includes a water recycling unit, a high-pressure wash system, an under-chassis wash, uprated wheel cleaning units and the latest brush materials.
Posted on: 26th Oct 2006
We have now changed our fuel brand at Goring Way from Shell to Texaco. This will come as a shock to some customers as we were with Shell for over 20 years but longer standing customers may remember that we were Texaco for 30 years before that!
Teville Road Showroom
Posted on: 20th Jul 2006
We closed our Teville Road showroom in July 2006. This does not mean that we stopped selling new & used vehicles though: we are still selling cars & vans from our Broadwater site and Alan Steele is now dealing with all sales personally.
New corporate look at Broadwater
Posted on: 7th Dec 2005
Our Broadwater Aftersales site has now been fully refurbished and conforms to Vauxhall & Chevrolet’s new corporate look.