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How to Change Michelin Windshield Wipers

by Richard Ristow

While Michelin wiper blades come in many varieties, the Radius and High Performance blades are widely available at auto-parts stores and department stores with automotive departments. These blades are economical and can be installed, changed, and removed by just about anyone. Michelins are similar to other brands such as Rain-X, Pylon, and Anco, because they fit on any vehicle with a hook-arm connection. The task of changing Michelin windshield wipers can be completed in less than 10 minutes.


Pull back on the driver's side windshield wiper stand it in a vertical position.


Locate the safety clasp at the center of blade and release it.


Pull the wiper out of the metal hook at the end of the wiper arm.


Lay the tip of the bare wiper arm on a sponge. This is largely a safety precaution, so that the metal wiper arm does not come in contact with the glass windshield.


Repeat this process on the passenger-side blade.


Return to the driver's-side blade and lift it until it is vertical.


Align the Michelin blade's center connector with the hook at the end of the wiper arm and steadily pull the wiper into the hook. When you hear the safety clasp "click," you know the blade is securely on the arm.


Remove the sponges from the windshield and lower the new Michelin wiper blades onto the glass.

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About the Author

Richard Ristow has written for journals, newspapers and websites since 2002. His work has appeared in "2009 Nebula Showcase" and elsewhere. He is a winner of the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award and he edits poetry for Belfire Press. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and has managed an automotive department at WalMart.

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