When Do You Need to Replace the Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Toyota RAV4?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 3:55 pm
Two Hands on a Steering Wheel with Smeared Rain on Windshield and a Black Rectangle with White Windshield Wiper Maintenance and Care Text

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Toyota?

Spring is in the air at Downeast Toyota and it is time to get ready for your next family adventure. When you hit the road this spring and summer, your ability to see the road is vital and that means you will need a set of high-quality windshield wiper blades when the spring and summer rains arrive. Families that are on the move this spring may want to know – how often should you replace windshield wiper blades on your 2019 Toyota RAV4?


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When To Change Your Toyota Windshield Wiper Blades

When April flowers bring May flowers, it is important that you have quality windshield wiper blades on your Toyota car, truck or crossover. To maintain peak performance and visibility, it is important to replace your windshield wipers every six months to a year or whenever you see a decrease in visibility. A good rule of thumb is to replace your windshield wiper blades on Groundhog Day each year to prepare for a longer winter or an early spring.

Windshield Wiper Blade Problems and Maintenance Tips

Do not wait to replace your windshield wiper blades this spring. When wiper blades deteriorate, they will not make proper contact with the windshield and you will start to see skipping, streaking, splitting, smearing and squeaking. Inspect your windshield wiper blades at regular intervals and look for seven aspects – a broken frame, metal corrosion, cracks and tears in the rubber, flex in the rubber, rounded edges, secure wiper blades and a secure squeegee blade. Four elements can have a negative impact on your windshield wiper blades that can be avoided – sun and ultraviolet light, oil and car waxes, airborne debris and excess moisture.

4 Tips To Extend the Life of Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Proper maintenance and care at regular intervals can help extend the life of the windshield wiper blades on your 2019 Toyota Camry. Find out how to extend the life of your windshield wiper blades with four quick maintenance tips.

 

  • Make Sure to Clean Your Windshield When You Fill Your Gas Tank to Remove Dirt, Debris and Oil From Your Windshield. 
  • Wipe the Rubber Wiper Blade with a Damp Rag or Paper Towel to Remove Dirt and Oil. 
  • Do Not Use Your Windshield Wipers to Remove Ice and Snow From Your Windshield. Make Sure to Use an Ice Scraper or Defroster to Remove Ice and Snow.  
  • Pull Windshield Wiper Blades Away From the Windshield in the Winter to Prevent Ice and Snow Build Up. 
Mechanic Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades

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With the change in seasons, it is important to pay attention to automotive maintenance and many car shoppers want to know – how often should you replace windshield wiper blades on your Toyota? Find out how to extend the life of your windshield wipers and avoid any problems with this quick guide. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a Toyota car, truck or crossover that will fit your lifestyle!

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