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How Does an Automatic Car Wash Work

How Does an Automatic Car Wash Work?: A Journey Through the Car Wash

Are you sick of washing your car on your own? It’s a lot of work and probably feels like whenever you turn around, your car’s dirty again. That’s why so many people turn to automatic car washes—all you need to do is show up, and the wash takes care of everything. But how does an automatic car wash work? Are there different types of car washes? Find all of this and more in our article.

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How Often Should I Wash My Car? Breaking It Down by Season

If you’re like many Americans, your car is a big investment. You want it to last. Whether you purchased a new vehicle, leased a car, or bought a used one, you’re investing time and money. Knowing how often you should wash your car will keep it looking great far into the future. Maintaining your car well requires consistency. You keep up with oil changes, regular checkups, and tire rotations. In the midst of all this, it may slip your mind to regularly wash, wax, and detail your vehicle. Don’t let it! Preserving the exterior of your car is important to maintaining the vehicle, too. Here are some guidelines to follow all year long.

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How to Keep Your Car Clean with Dogs in the Family

There’s no better image of happiness than a dog sticking its head out the window, its tongue and ears blowing in the wind. But dogs can be a little messy. A great way to keep your car clean with dogs is to use prevention tools like: - Seat covers - Old towels/blankets - Crates - Door protectors But life happens—and those tools aren’t always available. So, keep reading to learn how to keep your car clean with dogs as traveling partners. You’ll see how having a car wash package from Take 5 makes a huge difference, too.

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Ceramic Wax Car Wash: The Benefits of Paint Protection

Every day, your car is exposed to harsh environmental factors like sunlight, rain, and dirt. Since you depend on your vehicle for transportation and safety, keeping it protected from the constant onslaught of damage caused by exposure to the elements is worth it. To keep it running smoothly and looking its best, you must prioritize caring for your car’s exterior through regular washing. A car wash with ceramic wax is a step above the rest—it provides your vehicle with an extra layer of protection. Here we’ll outline what a ceramic wax car wash is and why it is crucial in protecting your vehicle.

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What Is Car Detailing vs. a Car Wash?

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Car Maintenance Before A Long Road Trip: Your Checklist

Road trips are exciting experiences that provide opportunities to visit other cities and explore unique attractions, but nothing can throw a wrench in your travel plans like car trouble. Thats why performing basic car maintenance before a long road trip is a must to keep you from getting stranded. Fortunately, you can perform a car check before a road trip to provide peace of mind on the journey to come. Here are seven essential car maintenance checks to complete before your next road trip.

Should You Wash Your Car in the Rain

Should You Wash Your Car in the Rain?

Have you ever considered washing your car in the rain? At first glance, it may seem like an opportune moment to leverage the natural rainfall, thinking it could help clean your vehicle. However, washing your car in the rain might not be as beneficial as it appears.

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How Often to Change Diesel Oil: Understanding Oil Change Intervals

If you’re new to driving a diesel vehicle, one of the questions you might have is how often to change the oil in a diesel. In some ways, it’s not very different from changing the oil for a regular gasoline engine. You’ll find a standard mileage range in your vehicle’s manual that can serve as a good guide. However, there are additional factors you should take into consideration when determining diesel oil change intervals. Here are some quick tips to help you anticipate the best time to stop by Take 5 for an oil change.

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How to Clean Wiper Blades

Are you wondering why your windshield wipers are leaving streaks? Streaky windshield wipers can be caused by dirt caught under the blades, damage to the blade, or dirt and damage to the wiper mechanism. Keeping your windshield wiper blades clean can go a long way toward a streak-free windshield. A good rule of thumb is to clean your wiper blades about once a month. A well-cared-for set of windshield wipers should last about two years. If your wipers don’t seem to be working as well as they should, try cleaning them. In this article, we’ll walk you through how to clean wiper blades to maximize their lifespan.

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Do Hybrid Cars Need Oil Changes? Debunking Misconceptions

As hybrid vehicles increasingly grace our roads, reflecting a shift towards more environmentally friendly transportation, a common question arises: “Do hybrid cars need oil changes?” While hybrids represent a blend of traditional combustion engines and electric motor technology, there's often confusion about their upkeep, particularly regarding oil changes. Many assume that the electric component might eliminate the need for such conventional maintenance. Let’s explore the reality of hybrid vehicle care, clarifying the facts and dispelling the myths about their maintenance requirements.

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