Enjoy Easy Driving in the Rain Using Mazda’s Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

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Learning how to use Mazda’s rain sensing wipers can make rain storm driving a breeze.

How to Use Mazda Rain Sensing Wipers on the 2016 CX-5

There are more ways to use the windshield wiper lever on your 2016 Mazda CX-5 than you may think. In addition to setting the speed of the wiper movement or using the windshield washer fluid, many Mazda vehicles can also use the windshield wiper stick to set the rain-sensing wipers if equipped. Using this feature is easy to learn, but you may need a little help figuring it out, which is why we’ll show you how to use the Mazda rain sensing wipers on the 2016 CX-5.

Though this tutorial is specifically for the 2016 Mazda CX-5, it may also work for other Mazda models or for other model years. If it doesn’t, be sure to check your owner’s manual or contact us at Mazda of Lodi with your questions.

How to adjust windshield wiper speed on your Mazda

First, let’s look at how to adjust the speed of your wipers manually. Here are a few things to know:

  1. Single wipe: Push the lever up.
  2. Continuous low speed: Pull the lever down to the low speed wiping setting, which should be two levels (or clicks) down from its original position.
  3. Continuous high speed: Pull the lever down to the very lowest setting to set the wipers to continuous high speed swiping.

How to set automatic wipers on your Mazda

Of course, rain storms rarely produce a steady amount of rainfall. The amount of rain can frequently vary, not to mention that vehicles in front of you can often kick up additional mist from the roadway to further cloud your view. Having to constantly adjust the wipers can be a bit annoying at times, which is why you’ll want to use the auto setting on your rain sensing wiper-equipped Mazda.

  1. Turn the wipers to the automatic setting by pulling the windshield wiper lever down once.
  2. Though the feature is automatic, you can easily adjust the sensitivity by turning the inner ring on the wiper lever. This allows drivers to who may be more distracted by the wiper blades to have them wipe less frequently, while drivers who prefer less rain on the windshield can adjust the settings to have the wipers act more frequently.
  3. You may want to leave the wipers on the automatic setting all the time. After all, that’s what It’s there for. But just remember to turn the wipers off when going through a car wash or when doing any work to the wipers or windshield area.

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Now that you know how to use the Mazda rain sensing wipers on the 2016 CX-5, driving through the rain should become just a little bit easier. For more tips and tricks, stay tuned to the Mazda of Lodi blog.