Motorcycle Helmet Purchasing TipsWhen selecting a helmet, go to a reputable shop with a wide variety of styles. First of all, they will help you determine the best style of helmet for you, based on whether you plan to do competitive racing, long-distance touring, or just short trips to rallies to meet up with other enthusiasts. Each helmet style -- full-face, open-face, shorty, or modular, just to name a few -- offers different comfort and safety levels; a variety of designs and colors means you can choose one that fits your personality, too. At a full-service motorcycle accessory shop, you can also learn the differences between DOT helmet ratings and the ratings done by various other testing agencies, to be sure that the helmet you are purchasing meets the minimum safety standards. DOT-approved helmets have been tested for protection from impact and penetration, as well as making sure the helmet stays on the head during impact. A reputable shop will also know how to get the proper fit for your head size and shape, and can assist you with adjusting the removable padding to get a fit that is snug but not restrictive or uncomfortable. Most shops will also allow you to take the helmet on a test ride to see how it feels when you are actually on the move. With proper use and cleaning, your motorcycle helmet should last for several years. Helmets with removable inner padding will often last longer since the pads can be removed and washed to remove the build-up of sweat and road dust. You'll find a wide variety of prices in any shop, but don't be tempted to cut corners by buying a used helmet. Any helmet should be replaced after five years, or if it has been worn during an accident (even if there is no visible damage).
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