If you have recently purchased a new ATV you might be itching to get outside and have some fun. There is no denying that an ATV is your perfect companion for work or play, but you cannot get going without the right protective gear. More important than anything else you will need for your ATV is a helmet. This crucial piece of safety equipment will help protect you in the case of an accident involving your ATV. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by insisting they properly wear a helmet when operating an ATV.
At Kalinowski Power, we are always here to answer your questions about ATV safety. We stock a wide selection of ATV gear and accessories including ATV helmets. If you are looking for a new ATV helmet and would like a suggestion or need assistance with getting the right fit, we can help. See our tips on ATV helmets below or contact us today for your questions surrounding ATV helmets.
Though it may sound silly to think that an object such as a helmet can expire, it is true! ATV helmets have an expiry date and should generally be replaced every 3-5 years or in accordance with the guidelines set out by the helmet manufacturer. Even if your helmet looks to be in great shape, the materials used in the helmet degrade over time and may not offer the same level of protection it offered at the time of purchase. Helmets may also lose shape inside and begin to fit improperly, if your helmet no longer fits properly it will need to be replaced. If you have had a helmet kicking around for a decade it should not be used. Dispose of or recycle the helmet appropriately and get yourself a new one that you can confidently rely on.
If you have been involved in a collision or fallen off your ATV hitting your head, you must replace your ATV helmet. Any type of impact can compromise the integrity of the helmet even if it does not appear to have any damage. You should also consider that dropping your helmet is an impact and can compromise the helmet. Take care of your helmet when you are not wearing it to ensure it stays in good condition.
If you are not sure which ATV helmet is right for you it may be a good idea to consult with an expert who knows the ins and outs of ATV helmets. The type of helmet you choose will be dependent on the way you use your ATV. You will also want to ensure that your ATV helmet fits appropriately and is not too big or too small for you. The best ATV helmet is the one that you use properly and fits you correctly.
If you are operating your ATV on a roadway in Ontario it is the law that you wear a helmet. Though it is not illegal for you to operate your ATV without a helmet on your own property, wearing one is a smart and safe move. Safety should take precedence over convenience, even if you are not going far or are operating your ATV on a flat surface. Ensure that you have a helmet available to you and wear it correctly to ensure that you are protected in the case of an accident on your ATV.