How do you know when your motorcycle helmet expires?

Do motorcycle helmets have an expiry date?

Helmet manufacturers recommend that you replace your helmet 3 to 5 years from the ‘date of manufacture’. Helmet replacement is also endorsed by the Snell Memorial Foundation which recommends that “motorcycle helmets be replaced after five (5) years of first use, or less if the manufacturer so recommends.”

Is a 10 year old motorcycle helmet still good?

I’d say as long as it was stored properly you should be fine. The rule of thumb is that you should replace your helmet after 5 years. While it may be in visually good condition, there’s no accounting for what time and elements can do to your helmet over the course of a long time.

Does dropping a motorcycle helmet ruin it?

Frequent dropping or spiking a helmet on the ground, or other hard surfaces will eventually degrade the helmet’s performance. … The Snell Foundation recommends that if you suspect your helmet may be compromised, then replace it. If the helmet has been involved in an impact while in use, replace it.

Should I replace my motorcycle helmet if I drop it?

If you’ve been down the road and struck your helmet, there’s a good chance it needs replacing. If it’s got scrapes or dents then almost certainly, but you can be thankful that it’s done its job. Once that structure is compromised it can’t perform as well again if you have another off.

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What is the average cost of a motorcycle helmet?

On average, a motorcycle helmet will run you around $150 to $200 for something a bit above the cheapest model you can find. There are several reasonable helmets in this price range for the rider who wants a decent helmet but is not willing to pay several hundreds of dollars on it.