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Driving a clean car can be a pretty wonderful feeling. You’re showing off your sweet wheels, AND they are shiny to boot. What’s not to love? The only issue is that driving you car, especially in the Summer, means you will be getting it covered in bug guts almost immediately.

This goes double if you live in the South. Folks down in the southern most states are well acquainted with “love bug season,” which, despite its whimsical name, is actually a time of terror. Basically, bugs have sex with reckless abandon, seemingly only over roads, and help to turn the front of your car from blue to a muddy black. It’s not fun.


But, fortunately, Hagerty has created a video outlining how to remove the pesky carcasses from your dearest car. The trick is to get at the spots early. Because later on you’ll be using clay, microfiber cloths, probably magic, and cleaning mitts to get your paint job back to normal.

Related: Tips For Cleaning A White Car