Your Toyota Camry’s wipers contribute a lot to its safety on the road. Visibility is key, and your wipers ensure that the windshield remains as clear as possible. Like all consumable parts, wiper blades eventually wear out and must be swapped out – and you’ll need to find the proper replacements for your wipers to work. So what size 2015 Toyota Camry wiper blades should you buy? This quick guide discusses installation, how often you’ll need to change your blades and more.
How To Install Wiper Blades on Your Toyota Camry
When you’re buying wiper blades, one thing to keep in mind is sizing. If this is your first time buying them, you may not realize that you’ll need two different sizes. The driver’s side wiper being longer than the passenger side’s is not a mistake – it’s by design. Together, they can clear off nearly the entire windshield without bumping into each other or extended past the glass’s edges.
Each make, model and year of vehicle uses specific wiper blade sizes. Your favorite aftermarket auto parts retailer can help you find them with a simple search. But just in case you’re asking “What windshield wipers do I need?”, here’s a quick answer: 26-inch blades for the driver side and 18-inch blades on the passenger side.
Once you have your replacements, it’s time to install them. This is a pretty easy task. But if you need help, you can ask the friendly experts at your local auto parts retailer. With that said, you can complete the job yourself within a few minutes. Start with your wiper arms lifted off your windshield and your new blades unpacked and set aside. To install them, you’ll follow a few simple steps.
- Lift the first wiper and rotate the blade until it’s perpendicular to the wiper arm.
- Find the release tab. Press the tab and then pull the old blade downward off the hook.
- Rotate the blade until it’s parallel to the wiper arm, then pull it off.
- Insert the new blade onto the hook and inside the empty slot on the arm.
- Pull the new blade down onto the arm until you hear it click into place.
Most experts advise starting with the driver’s side first when installing new blades. Once both blades are on, you’ll want to lower your wipers back onto the windshield, start your vehicle and run the wipers with fluid to test them.
How Often Should You Replace Your Wiper Blades?
If you let your Toyota Camry wiper blades go too long without switching them, you’ll definitely notice that they’re not as effective at clearing your windshield. But if you want to be proactive, you should change them every six to twelve months. Keep in mind that this is just a general guideline – your local weather conditions and usage habits will dictate how fast they’ll wear out. Look for worn, loose, stiff or cracked rubber on the blade. Corroded metal on the blade frame, blades that “chatter” on your windshield or streaks left behind indicate that you’ll need new ones. Check your local auto parts dealer for top-quality replacements.