Having new, well functioning wiper blades is important if you want to see out your window when it's raining. Without wiper blades, or even with wiper blades that are old and worn, visibility can become a safety issue. That's why it's important not to get stuck out in the rain with sub-par wiper blades. We recommend having your windshield wipers switched out every 10,000 miles at Westbury Toyota sooner if there is excessive wear and tear.
One sign that your wiper blades need to be replaced is when you see streaks or film left over after each swipe. Streaks are a big problem for visibility, so if you're experiencing this, it's time to change your wiper blades. Other signs include chattering sounds, bent frames, and bad windshield contact. The result is usually the same - poor visibility in the rain.
To make sure your wiper blades last for 10,000 miles, there are a few steps you can take. For starters, never use your wipers dry. When you do this, you hear a squeaky scraping sound which means the rubber is getting worn down. Also, clean the built-up dirt and debris on your wipers with windshield wiper fluid. Lift your wiper blades when it snows, otherwise, you risk having your wipers frozen to the window. When you try to dislodge them, this may cause the rubber to tear off. This will lead to streaks and you'll have to replace the wipers. Another step you can take is parking your car in the shade. While this is not always possible, parking in the shade keeps your car and all its components cool while the heat from the sun causes your wipers to get hard and brittle.
At Westbury Toyota, we only use OEM Toyota wiper blades. This means the wiper blades are an exact replica of the ones that originally came with your car. These are the best wiper blades for your Toyota since they are made by the original manufacturer of your wiper blades. When it comes time to replace your windshield wipers, Westbury Toyota, also serving New York, Hempstead, Huntington, and Levittown, will replace your wipers either by appointment or walk-in at our service department. While you wait, take advantage of our amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, a quiet room where you can read or get work done, a complimentary beverage and coffee bar, and more. If it's time to replace your wiper blades, stop by one of our convenient locations today.