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Michelin Suggests Easy Way to Increase Driving Safety

driving in winter conditions

Prepare for Extreme Weather by Inspecting, Replacing Worn Wiper Blades

GREENVILLE, SC--Dec. 12, 2011: From the hottest to coldest and wettest to driest, 2011 brought extreme weather. And predictions for a severe winter indicate more extreme weather is coming.

Extreme weather takes a toll on a vehicle, including wiper blades. Age and use take an obvious toll, but extreme heat and non-use can also impact blade performance. Worn and damaged blades chatter, squeak, streak and smear instead of effectively wiping water away, reducing your view of the road ahead.

Inspecting wiper blades should be part of any vehicle safety check, but something many drivers overlook.  Tips for spotting signs of wiper blade wear can be found at Wiper Blade Wear .

Properly maintained wiper blades are a simple, low-cost way to ensure the clearest sightline in inclement weather and improve driving safety.

The MICHELIN® Stealth Hybrid Technology Wiper Blade offers advanced wiper blade design. It combines the best performance features of a traditional blade and a beam (frameless) blade -- like two blades in one. The result is superior windshield contact across the entire blade, for clean, powerful, consistent wipes year round.

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs more than 21,400 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations, including three plants in Canada.

About Pylon Manufacturing Company

For 40 years, Pylon Manufacturing Corporation ( has been a leading automotive aftermarket supplier specializing in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of wiper blades.  Located in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Pylon is an ISO 9001-certified division of the Qualitor, Inc. family of automotive companies.  Pylon is the exclusive licensee responsible for the manufacture and marketing of MICHELIN® premium wiper blades.