Michelin Suggests Easy Way to Increase Driving Safety
GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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.
People in the Northeast were treated to a taste of winter for Halloween, with a nor’easter dropping 32 inches of snow, leaving a million people without power and taking down nearly 1000 trees in Central Park.
That storm came after New York saw the snowiest January 2011 on record, had a record-breaking 104-degree day in June and Hurricane Irene closed the subway system.
Extreme weather takes a toll on a vehicle, including wiper blades. Inspecting wiper blades should be part of any vehicle safety check, but something many drivers overlook. Properly maintained wiper blades are a simple, low-cost way to ensure the clearest sightline in inclement weather and improve driving safety.
The MICHELINÃ‚® Stealth(TM) 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.
A press kit, including signs of wiper blade wear, is available at www.pylonhq.com/stealth_pr_us.php
A spokesperson is available to discuss the impact of limited visibility on driving safety and the role wiper blades can play in providing clearer vision and safer driving.
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 (www.michelin-us.com) 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 (www.pylonhq.com) 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 MICHELINÃ‚® premium wiper blades.
SOURCE Michelin North America