How Often to Change Your 2015 Toyota Corolla Wiper Blades

2015 Toyota Corolla Wiper Blades

Your 2015 Toyota Corolla wiper blades might be a small part of your vehicle, but they’re vital to your driving safety. Even if you don’t use them, wiper blades can deteriorate over time. The sun’s UV rays can make your wiper blades brittle. The washer fluid you use can cause cracking or tearing. In harsh climates, the weather can tear your wiper blades if you use them on an icy windshield. It’s usually recommended to change your wiper blades every 6 to 12 months.

How Do You know It’s Time To Change Your Wipers?

There are many signs that indicate your wipers are getting old. If you are seeing streaks on your windshield or if your blades are skipping spots, you need to replace your Toyota Corolla wiper blades. Here’s what is happening when you see these things:

  • Streaking – this means your blades are hardened or cracked, usually from exposure.
  • Smearing – when the wiper edge is dull or rounded, it causes the fluid to smear on the windshield.
  • Squeaking – the blades are worn, so they don’t move smoothly across the glass.
  • Chattering – if the blades skip or vibrate when moving, they are warped or worn.

At the very least, you should replace your blades once a year, but many people replace them twice a year. Once in the spring with a new pair for rain. Then again in the fall before the winter weather hits with a set of wiper blades that works effectively for snow and ice.

If you’re wondering how to replace windshield wiper blades, you can ask your mechanic to show you how or read up on your vehicle. In most cases, there is a tab or clip on the wiper blade that you press down on or pull upon. The old blades will easily slide off. Pay attention to how you take the old blade off because you will slide the new ones on in the opposite way. When the new blade is on correctly, you should hear a click. Push the latch or clip closed to lock the blade in place. When you change the blades, clean the glass with auto glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to give the blades a clean surface.

Should You Also Replace Your Wiper Fluid?

Wiper fluid helps you keep your windshield clean when it gets dirty from mud or dust. You should check the amount of washer fluid in the reservoir every three to six months, depending on how often you use it. Generally speaking, when you change your oil, check the fluid level. If you use windshield washer fluid with antifreeze, you shouldn’t need to replace the wiper fluid before winter, but if you use a bug wash in the summer, you will need to replace it before the temperatures get below freezing. Bug wash can freeze in the reservoir and in the pump, which will damage the system.

It doesn’t take long to replace the wiper blades on your vehicle. Replacement wiper blades are not expensive. One small maintenance item can prevent accidents when the weather is bad. Shop for wiper blades and other accessories.