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Knowing When to Replace Windshield Wipers

There’s nothing worse than the sinking feeling and anxiety from driving in the rain or snow and discovering you can’t see clearly. Knowing when to replace your windshield wipers can give you peace of mind when those raindrops or snowflakes begin to fall. It may seem like a small thing to worry about, but having clear visibility and properly working windshield wipers are a matter of safety. Your sight accounts for 90% of your driving decisions, and the weather is a significant factor in your vision and how you control your vehicle. Properly working wipers can save lives.

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8 Ways to Get Hard Water Spots Off Your Car

Knowing how to get hard water spots off a car can prevent significant issues with your car’s paint job. Take a look at how to deal with water spots on a car.

Ceramic Coating

Is Ceramic Coating At The Car Wash Worth It?

A ceramic coating is the secret to getting your car that fresh-off-the-lot shine. Learn about the benefits of this option and decide if ceramic coating at the car wash is worth it.

What Is Car Detailing and What’s Included

What Is Car Detailing and What’s Included?

Have you ever had your car detailed? For that matter, what is car detailing? Learn about its benefits and find a Take 5 Car Wash location near you!

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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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Engine Air Filter vs. Cabin Air Filter: What's the Difference?

High-quality air is crucial for both your body and your car’s engine. That’s why you’ll find air filters in the engine compartment and the vehicle’s cabin. Learn more about engine air filters vs. cabin air filters and how to care for them here.

Oil change

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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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.

8 Tips for Extended Oil Change Intervals


Your engine oil is vital to keeping your vehicle in top shape. While you must ensure that your oil is well maintained, the timing for getting an oil change may vary. Keep reading to learn how to safely extend oil change intervals without compromising your engine’s health and lifespan.

T5_OC_Guide to Oil Change Time


Every car owner knows they need to get their engine oil changed—the question is: how often? If you’re like many drivers, you’ve probably heard about the standard 3,000-mile rule, which dictates that you should perform an oil change on your vehicle every 3,000 miles. This, however, is an outdated rule.

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