winshield wipers

Your windshield wipers should be replaced every six to 12 months. Since a lot can happen in six months, it's best to monitor your windshield wipers for signs that they should be replaced. Here are some things to watch for.

Damaged Rubber Blades

The rubber blades on your windshield wipers will wear down over time, but they are also susceptible to damage. Check them once a month to make sure that they're still in good shape. If they are rough to the touch or you see clear signs of cracking in the rubber, your windshield wipers should be replaced.

Streaks On Your Windshield

Seeing streaks on your windshield is another sign that you should replace your windshield wipers sooner rather than later. The streaks are from the dirt and debris that get on your windshield, and that is usually wiped away by healthy windshield wipers. When your wipers are worn down or are otherwise damaged, they won't be able to wipe everything away. This may seem like a minor annoyance at first, but it can become a serious problem that will only get worse until you get new windshield wipers.

Squeaky Windshield Wipers

Old windshield wipers that are going bad might also squeak when they're being used. You might even notice this squeaking before anything else. It's annoying, and it will probably make you want to replace your windshield wipers sooner rather than later.

Rust and Other Signs of Damage

ToyotaRust on your windshield wipers' metal arms and joints won't impair your vision when you drive, but it is a sign that your wipers are getting old and should be replaced. Wipers that are too rusty or too heavily damaged can actually break off, which is something that you never want to happen when you're driving through heavy rain.

Fortunately, replacing your windshield wipers is a relatively simple task. In most cases, all you have to do is buy the right replacement windshield wipers from an automotive store and install them yourself. If you don't feel comfortable doing this or don't know what kind of windshield wipers to buy, you can always bring your vehicle to Village Pointe Toyota. We can take a look at it and determine which windshield wipers will be best for you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule any other service appointments.


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