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When to Replace Your Helmet for Optimal Safety

Jul 09, 2024

Why Helmet Lifespan Matters and How Laser Scanning Ensures Safety

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Ever wondered if helmets need replacing after a certain time, even if they look undamaged? Prevention is key when it comes to helmet safety. Helmets can degrade over time due to wear, exposure to sunlight, and normal aging of materials, even without visible damage. It’s generally recommended to replace helmets after 5 years from the date of purchase or up to 7 years from the manufacturing date, whichever comes first. For helmets used in sports or other activities, more frequent replacement, such as every 3 years, is advised, regardless of visible wear.

At The Helmet Doctors, we use state-of-the-art laser scanning technology to detect even the slightest defects that may compromise your helmet’s effectiveness. Our advanced technology ensures the highest level of safety, detecting helmet defects with a precision 100,000 times better than the naked eye (that’s 10x better than our competitor).

We believe it’s a no-brainer to prioritize your safety. Simply having your helmet laser scanned at The Helmet Doctors provides optimal protection. We also stress that replacing your helmet when it’s compromised is a no-brainer decision for your safety.


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