For any biker, there is nothing that can compare to the feeling that they get when they take trip on their motorcycles. But if the proper precautionary safety measures are not followed, then the same trip can become quite dangerous. For this reason motorcyclists are urged to use motorcycle helmets as it is one of the most important safety gear that can increase the chances of a rider surviving a crash. Hence it is necessary to take proper care of your helmet once you have bought it.
To maintain the optimal quality and safety standards of your helmet, it is important that you take proper care of your helmet. Every manufacturer provides guidelines for their products. It is important to check these guidelines thoroughly. Helmet are made from a variety of materials like fiber glass, Kevlar, carbon fiber etc. Depending upon the type of the material used to make the helmet, it is possible that certain chemical agents used for cleaning might harm the helmet or its quality. The manufacturer guidelines contain information on the substances that should or should not be used for cleaning your helmet. It is imperative to clean your helmets and more significantly the visor should be kept clean for maximum visibility.
Do not paint or attach any form of decals or stickers on the helmet unless you know it for sure that the glue or chemicals used for the stickers or the paint will not cause any damage to the helmet in any form.
Motorcycle gloves are not wear and tear resistant. They need proper care. When not in use they should be kept in a soft and protective helmet bag. You should not try to check its strength by dropping it or scratching it. Helmets are designed to protect the rider by crumbling and absorbing the damage caused during an impact.
It is advisable to change your helmets every two to four years even if your helmet as not met with any damage. If you have been involved in any accident that caused an impact on the helmet, you should replace your old helmet. In such a case it is possible that hairline cracks might have developed on the helmet which are not visible to the naked eye but reduce the integrity of the helmet.
Just by following these simple precautions, you can maintain the veracity of your helmet and also keep your head safe.