person replacing windshield wipers

How often should I change my windshield wipers?

Windshield wiper replacement frequency  

One thing we do not often think about changing on our vehicles is our windshield wipers until we need to use them. If you are wondering how often to change them and signs that are wearing down, keep reading. 

person replacing windshield wipers

Signs you need to change your windshield wipers 

There are a few ways to see whether or not it is time to change your wipers. If they are streaking, squeaking or splitting when they are wiping your windshield, it is a good indicator they should be changed. Other ways to inspect your windshield wipers include checking to see if the frame is broken, if there is any metal corrosion, visible cracks or tears and if the rubber squeegee is still flexible. 

Frequency of windshield wiper replacement 

We often suggest replacing your windshield wipers every six months depending on the usage. Some environmental factors that cause them to deteriorate include the sun’s ultraviolet light, airborne debris like sand and dust and saltwater. 

Purchase your windshield wipers from Toyota of Newport 

To make everything simple for you, Toyota of Newport has a service center at our location. Here you can buy parts like windshield wiper blades. If you would like, we can change them for you. If you ever need some other service or any part, stop on by and we can help you out. 

Read more tips and tricks: How can I keep my vehicle running for a long time?

Get your vehicle parts from Toyota of Newport 

At Toyota of Newport, we sell OEM parts at our service center. This way you are still able to receive quality parts for any quick fix you need to do. Contact us or order online. 

Read more tips: How do I wash my Toyota vehicle?