No matter what type of motorcycle you are riding, helmets are always a major element of your safety. Helmets have saved the lives of many people during a collision or any similar type of accident.
Those helmet which have experienced any type of accident are suggested to change right away, but those which still look in a good condition must undergo inspection from time to time. According to experts, you must replace your helmet even if they haven’t suffered any type of mishap for a number of reasons.
Change your helmet if you see any type of clear damage on it. Marks and cracks on a helmet may indicate that the structural integrity of your helmet may be affected which might result in serious health hazard if worn in an accident. It is good to replace them after every 2-4 years, says Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
A helmet is created of the materials which start deteriorating as time passes. The materials start losing its strength after every usage, in addition to some other factors such as cooling or heat. Chin straps are impacted due to the continuous usage which increases their vulnerability towards breakage. In addition, the resins, material and glues which were used for the construction of a helmet start breaking up which further add to the worry and also reduce the safety qualities of a helmet. In case your helmet gets loose, never try to change its padding. Rather, buy a new one.
Simple tips to look after a helmet:
Keep your helmet at a dry and dark location whenever it is not in use.
Avoid placing your helmet upon a fuel tank. Try to keep it as far from the tank as possible.
It is better to change your helmet in the event you drop it on a ground.
If you wish to clean your helmet, clean it from the outside with soap and water, ensure that the water stays outside the helmet.
Most times, you can carry your helmet to a manufacturing company for examination and at times even for a repair. Take benefit of such type of service whenever possible.
Ensure that the inner part of your helmet stays clean all the time. The heat & sweat from your helmet is likely to cause damage to the inner foam and lining which could make the helmet loose. Hence, it’s good to clean it up after every use.