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The Best Ways to Clean Bugs Off of Your Car

Bug splats are a common side effect of driving, especially in certain areas and during the warmer seasons. Driving at night with your headlights on during the summer months will attract even more bugs to your vehicle. When these critters collide with your vehicle, they can damage the paint. Luckily, there are ways to get bugs off your car quickly and effectively. Try some of these best ways to get bugs off a car.

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How to Clean Your Car Windows Without Streaks: A 5-Step Guide

Keeping your vehicle clean is tricky—many areas can gather dust and dirt. One such area is your car windows. Many who try to clean their car windows end up with streaks and soap lines on the glass, which can cause poor visibility. Plus, streaky windows can make an otherwise clean car look disheveled and uncared for. Knowing the best way to clean car windows will not only help keep your car looking sleek and new, but it will also give you better visibility, which can lead to a safer experience on the road.

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Ways to Winterize Your Car

The leaves have all fallen, the temperature has been steadily dropping, and before you know it, winter will be here! While winter means cozy fires, hot drinks, and cuddling up in warm clothes, for some, it can mean treacherous roads, expensive repair bills, and hours stuck in traffic. Although you may love the winter, your car does not. Don't worry, there are a few things you can do to winterize your car and make the cold season a little easier on your vehicle.

Washing Your Car Can Keep it Looking Young

How Washing Your Car Can Keep it Looking Young

Although cars primarily exist for utility, we can’t help but want them to look brand-new forever. Until scientists discover the fountain of youth or invent a way to keep everything from aging, we’ll all just have to resort to more . . . realistic methods for maintaining a car’s appearance. Here are a few reasons why washing your car is the easiest and most effective way to keep it looking young.

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Tips For Keeping Your Cabin Clean

When it comes to our vehicles, most of us take great pride in keeping the outside clean, but often find it easy to let car interior cleaning slide. Maybe it doesn’t look dirty, or we don’t have time to get all the tools out to clean the interior. We get it — doing it yourself can take time, but it’s still essential to clean your car’s outside and inside. The interior of our car reflects ourselves, and we want to ensure that it always looks its best. Few of your friends would like to ride in a rolling trash can, and date nights are a lot more impressive with a clean ride! Not only does a clean car look better, but there are also some practical reasons for keeping it clean as well. So, keep reading to learn about the benefits of keeping your car clean and how to do it!

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The 4 Different Types of Oil for Your Car

For many, car maintenance is simply a hassle. Finding time for an oil change appointment is hard enough, but not understanding precisely what your car needs can evoke feelings of anxiety, inadequacy, and stress. Rather than getting overwhelmed trying to figure out the best motor oil brands, take some time to read this guide for an in-depth understanding of the different types of engine oil.

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What Does the Oil Light Mean? How to Take Care of Your Vehicle

Eventually, every driver has to deal with an oil warning light. While receiving the message can elevate your anxiety, there’s no reason to panic as long as you take the appropriate action. What does the oil light mean? Well, you should know two types of warning lights: an oil change and an oil pressure light. Several reasons, such as a clogged filter, low oil levels, or faulty sensors, can cause both. Scheduling an oil change is the best way to keep your car running efficiently and deal with the problems those lights represent. Let’s examine what those lights indicate, the main causes, and what you can do when faced with this situation.

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How Does an Oil Filter Work? A Brief Guide

Check under the hood of your car, and you’ll find numerous electrical and mechanical components critical to the vehicle's performance. Among them is the oil filter, and its purpose is to prevent contaminants and dirt from cycling through the engine, preventing a breakdown. But how does an oil filter work? In this guide from Take 5, we’ll deconstruct the inner workings of this essential automotive component.

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The Top 7 Benefits of Oil Changes—and Why They’re Important

Regular oil changes are one of the most important preventative car maintenance services performed—perhaps the most important. Understanding the pivotal benefits of an oil change can help you make an informed decision about the quality and type of oil you use and how often you have your vehicle serviced. There are many reasons why oil changes are important, from improving engine efficiency to extending the life of your engine. Oil changes purge your engine of contaminants and replace the old, gritty oil with fresh oil to effectively lubricate your vehicle’s many components. In fact, failing to keep up with your oil changes can result in severe and often costly consequences. Today, we take a closer look at the most prominent benefits of an oil change—including why they’re essential and how Take 5 makes it easier than ever to have your vehicle serviced.

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The Best Car Oil for Winter: How Cold Weather Affects Oil

Cold temperatures can significantly impact engine oil, affecting your car’s overall performance. Keeping things running smoothly during winter requires preparation. That’s why choosing the right engine oil for winter is essential—so your car is prepared for whatever comes.

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