Your helmet is not exactly an inexpensive equipment. Replacing them frequently is not a good idea for your pocket. Read on to know how to take care of your expensive safety shield.
- Clean your helmet at least once a year. Clean your helmet lining regularly. Don’t rub your helmet while washing. Use warm water and dishwashing liquid. If your helmet comes with a removable lining, then take it out to scrub off the dirt, grease and grime. If you live in an area with lots of dust, maybe you need to follow the cleaning process more often.
- Allow your helmet to dry out completely. Don’t use a hair dryer or hot radiator to dry it fast. These can spoil the glued elements used in the helmet and effect the helmet’s construction too. The foam interior may come out from the outer shell. Not only it will be uncomfortable for you to put on, but your helmet won’t protect you like before. Let it dry naturally. You can use a gentle heat source or a fan. Don’t ever put your wet helmet back in the cupboard to avoid the slow rotting process.
- Use a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaner to clean your helmet’s visor. If you use a rough cloth to remove the dirt from the visor, it may give some scratches on your beloved helmet. Try to use mild soap and water to clean your visor.
- Never put your helmet on the mirrors of your bike. There is always a risk to get your helmet on the floor by doing this. Keep it in a safe place. Remember, if you put your helmet on the mirror, it will damage the lining of your expensive helmet and make your helmet useless for sure. So it is a good practice that you enter home along with your helmet and let it sit in a safe place.
- Please, do not make it a storehouse. Do not store your gloves or handkerchiefs inside your helmet. Sweat from those things can actually harm your helmet’s interior, especially the lining portion. May be you don’t understand the bad effect of sweat soon, but with time it will be a huge cause behind your helmet’s premature ageing. If you love your protector, take good care of it. Keep your gloves in your personal rack. Let your helmet breathe freely.
- If you have dropped your helmet somehow, go to the manufacturer for a thorough inspection. You cannot understand what you have done to your helmet from a visual inspection. As it is something related to your safety and life, don’t neglect it anyhow. The manufacturer will tell you whether you need to buy a new helmet or not. They are able to x-ray it and assess that it is still usable or not.
Helmets can be reassembled after cleansing. But never try to open any parts of helmet forcefully. Try to change your helmet every five years. And buy the best helmet you can