SOURCE: Pylon Manufacturing

Pylon Manufacturing

December 16, 2016 13:07 ET

Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Michelin Reminds Drivers to Switch Wiper Blades for Better Visibility, Safer Driving

GREENVILLE, SC and DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2016) - Michelin wants to keep drivers safe by reminding them to change their wiper blades before winter weather sets in. For optimum visibility and the safest driving experience, Michelin recommends MICHELIN® Stealth® Hybrid® wiper blades with exclusive Smart-Flex™ Technology.

It's a good practice to change your wiper blades before harsh winter weather hits. Damaged wiper blades result in noisy wiping, but more important, they can impair your visibility during inclement weather. Entering the winter season with new wiper blades ensures optimum visibility during rain, ice, and snow. For added safety, select a hybrid blade.

Traditional metal wiper blades, installed on many cars when new, have exposed suspension components that can freeze during winter conditions. Newer vehicles may include beam blades, featuring a pre-sprung steel beam designed specifically to that vehicle. However, many replacement beam blade designs are compromised to fit a large array of vehicle models and do not adapt to the varying curvature of windshields. This results in reduced wrap and contact pressure on the windshield as well as poor wiping performance.

MICHELIN® Stealth® Hybrid® wiper blades feature an exclusive Smart Flex technology that automatically adjusts wiper blade contact pressure across the curvature of the windshield to deliver outstanding blade windshield wiping performance. Engineered for durable wiping in extreme weather conditions, the wiper frame and suspension system are completely covered to protect the blades from clogging with ice and snow. The MICHELIN® EZ-LOKTM Connector System allows for a quick and simple blade replacement.

Don't forget to also replace your vehicle's rear wiper blade for optimum visibility. The Michelin rear wiper features an all-metal primary frame for greater durability in winter weather. Its MICHELIN® EZ-LOKTM Connector System attaches to most plastic arm types and allows for hassle-free installation.

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Pylon Manufacturing Corporation is a leading automotive aftermarket supplier with nearly 40 years of experience, specializing in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of wiper blades and appearance chemicals. Located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, 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 the MICHELIN® line of premium wiper blades, the Barrett-JacksonTM line of Premium Auto Care and the DuPontTM line of premium wiper blades and Auto Appearance Products.

About Michelin - Dedicated to the improvement of sustainability mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs more than 22,000 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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