How many old helmets do you have sitting in your garage? We have about five or six, sitting on the shelf looking like birds perched on a power line.

But unlike birds on a power line who aren’t electrocuted because the wire is the only thing they’re touching, wearing an old helmet may not be safe. That’s the word, according to HelmetCheck.org, which enables riders to verify a helmet they own, or are thinking about buying, complies with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s safety standard (FMVSS 218).

Most helmet manufacturers, including Fuel, recommend replacing your helmet every two to four years. If you notice any signs of damage before then, they suggest replacing it sooner.

Even if the helmet doesn’t appear damaged and has never been in an accident or accidentally dropped, you still should replace it every few years. All those protective qualities that attracted you to purchasing the helmet in the first place, can deteriorate with time and wear.

Plus, helmets just keep getting better.  The helmet you buy in a couple of years will be stronger, lighter, and more comfortable than the one in your garage. And it just might be cheaper.
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