Your Camry’s windshield wipers play a vital role in your driving safety. They clear water, snow and debris off your windshield so you can clearly see the road ahead. During fair weather, it’s easy to take your wipers for granted. But when heavy rain or snow hits, you can’t afford that luxury.
Installing high-quality 2016 Toyota Camry wiper blades ensures you have the best visibility possible. Bosch, RainX and Duralast are the top three wiper blade brands. They offer many options – the Duralast Flex Beam Blade is one great example. Drivers give it high marks for quality, longevity and performance. An aerodynamic shape plus graphite coating on the wiper element give you superior visibility in even severe weather.
How To Replace Wiper Blades on a Toyota Camry
Swapping your old Toyota Camry wiper blades only takes about five minutes. You will need to lift your wiper arms off the windshield. For easier handling, consider unpacking your new wiper blades before you start. You can complete the installation in a few simple steps:
- Rotate the old wiper blade until it’s perpendicular to the wiper arm.
- Push the release tab and pull the old blade out of the arm’s slot.
- Turn the old blade until it’s almost parallel with the arm.
- Slide the wiper blade off the wiper arm hook.
- Guide the new blade onto the wiper arm hook and into the arm slot.
- Push the blade into place until it clicks.
What To Do When Your Window Wipers Have Stopped Working
Windshield wipers normally do their jobs without much fanfare. But if not, you’re probably wondering, “Why have my windshield wipers stopped working?” Assuming the arms and motors are still functional, you’ll probably just need to replace worn-out blades. A few telltale signs can alert you that you need new blades:
- Streaks or dirt left on the windshield
- Torn, stiff or cracked blade rubber edges
- Corrosion or rust on a blade’s metal frame
- Excess squeaking, squealing or chattering when wipers operate
Other problems can include wiper motor failure, bent wiper arms or loose arm springs. But these parts are replaceable, so you can still restore your wipers’ functioning.
What To Look for in New Wiper Blades
You’ll usually find three types of blades on the market: conventional, beam and hybrid. Conventional wiper blades have a rubber squeegee attached to a metal frame. Pivot points and pressure from the wiper arm press the blade to the windshield. Beam blades have solid rubber pieces and curved frames that contour to your windshield. Hybrids have an aerodynamic rubber shell connected to a conventional metal frame.
All three types have unique advantages. Conventional blades are the least expensive and last at least six months with regular use. Beam blades are the most expensive, but they last longer. They have no metal components and better withstand heavy rain and snow. Hybrid blades combine the best of beam and conventional styles, giving you great performance for the money. No matter what you buy, be sure to get your wiper blades from a reputable auto parts retailer.