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When should I replace my bicycle helmet?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Replace your helmet after a bicycle accident. Even though it may not look damaged, it might be. Many manufacturers have a crash-protection guarantee and will replace a helmet for free if you are in a crash. Helmets should be treated carefully, and not be exposed to extremes of hot or cold, which can damage them. Consider replacing your helmet every five years, as helmets can begin to deteriorate internally with time and use. The quality of helmets has improved so much in the last ten years that the helmets manufactured five years from now will probably provide even better protection.
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