When you're looking for your new Toyota car, truck, or SUV at Lake Charles Toyota, you'll notice that nearly every new model is available with automatic windshield wipers. Understanding how to get the most out of this convenient system is the key to effortless driving in any weather.
Of course, your rain-sensing windshield wipers will activate when water hits the windshield, but it detects that rain a bit differently than you think. It doesn't "feel" the rain on the windshield, but instead it uses infrared reflections to determine when there is rain on the windshield. When that infrared light is scattered due to rain drops, your wipers will activate and clear the windshield. The speed of your windshield wipers will change with the intensity of the rain you're driving through, but you do have some ways to make adjustments if it is going to quickly or too slowly.
On the windshield wiper stalk, you'll find a ring that spins up and down. Use this to determine the overall sensitivity of your automatic windshield wipers until you find the intensity that works best for you.
If you know your vehicle has automatic windshield wipers but they aren't activating like they should, it is likely that you need to switch the stalk to 'auto' mode. You'll notice on your windshield wiper stalk that there are several settings, including "auto". Simply adjust the stalk until you're in 'auto' mode and your automatic windshield wipers should do the job to keep you seeing clearly.
Check out our lineup of new Toyota vehicles and enjoy the convenience and safety of automatic windshield wipers to ensure you can see clearly the next time the skies open up.