Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April is Check Your Helmet Month

for some strange reason April is “Check Your Helmet” month and a great time to heed this head-saving advice: A helmet can look shiny and new, but if it’s 3-5 years old or has suffered a single impact, it’s ready for retirement.

Here's some helpful motorcycle helmet industry guidelines to go by.

• Helmet manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet every 3 to 5 years, depending on use, to ensure optimal helmet performance.

• Over time, UV rays, internal adhesive and component aging can deteriorate a helmet’s protective qualities.

• Exposure to gasoline, insect repellent, cleaning fluids, exhaust fumes and excessive heat can degrade helmet materials.

• If a motorcycle helmet has been dropped or suffered an impact, it should be replaced immediately.

• A motorcycle helmet is designed for only one impact, even a small one. An impact may fracture its outer shell as well as compress the inner liner, neither of which may be visible.

Iron Horse Helmets offers a stylish selection of DOT approved helmets that are designed to protect your valuable assets while maintaining your bad-ass moto persona. A broad range of styles, prices and materials for men and women are available now!

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