You may have heard of bike helmets, which are basically just plastic shields, that protect your head from bumps and scrapes, but how much does it really cost?
Let’s take a look.
How much do helmets cost?
Helmet prices vary from country to country.
In Australia, helmets cost about $1,300, while in the US, it’s about $2,200.
That’s a pretty significant difference.
You might have heard that there are different types of helmets, such as the kind with a mesh visor, or the kind that are made of plastic.
The good news is, you can pick any helmet from any manufacturer.
The bad news is that it doesn’t have to be the same as what you see in the shops.
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has a handy guide that lists the different types and prices of helmets.
There’s also a website where you can check the price of different types.
How do I buy a helmet?
It might be easier to buy a new one than a used one, so you’ll want to make a shopping list.
There are a number of ways to get a new helmet, but the easiest is to go online to get one.
The site includes a search function that will find a helmet with a similar name and model, which can be found on a helmet website or used by the person you’re shopping for.
You can then browse the helmet by price, price range and colour.
It’s a great way to compare the prices of different helmets.
How long does it take to get my new helmet?
The helmet is usually sent via courier within a week of being ordered, but sometimes it takes two or three weeks.
There is a charge for the delivery charge, but this is usually about $50 or less.
It could take six to eight weeks to get your helmet.
If you’re unsure about the time it will take, try looking online to see if it’s cheaper to order online.
Can I get a refund for a helmet I bought?
You’ll have to make an online complaint to get the helmet returned.
The helmet will usually be returned within a year of purchase, but if it doesn “fail”, you can ask the retailer to refund the money you paid for the helmet.
The retailer will then issue you with a credit for the amount you paid.
There will usually also be a $30 repair fee.
Can helmets come in different sizes?
Yes, but you’ll need to pay a fitting fee for each helmet you want to buy.
It varies depending on the manufacturer, but some helmets come with a full-face helmet, while others have a helmet for each side.
There might be a helmet that’s more suited for children than others, and it will be expensive.
You’ll also need to check the fit before buying, to make certain it won’t fit.
What if I get my helmet repaired?
If you have a fit issue, you’ll probably have to pay to have the helmet repaired.
It might cost more than you paid, but it’s worth it if you have to.
If your helmet isn’t good enough, you might be able to get it replaced.
What happens if I’ve bought a bad helmet?
You might not get your money back if your helmet gets repaired, but there are some steps you can take to make it go back to you.
Firstly, call your local shop and speak to the person who made the helmet for you.
They can advise you on how to take it back, if you need to take a few days off work or if you’ve already paid the repair fee, but don’t worry, you won’t be charged any more.
Secondly, you need a new pair of safety glasses.
These can be expensive, so make sure they’re a good fit for your face.
Make sure you ask your shop to send you a pair of new safety glasses, and that you ask the company to send your glasses back.
Make a note of where they were sent, and how much they cost.
You don’t need to be charged for the glasses, but they’ll help you decide whether or not you want them.
Can you buy replacement helmets online?
You may be able get a helmet to be repaired for you, but that’s not guaranteed.
You could buy the helmet from a shop that makes it for you online, but beware of the quality of the helmets that you buy.
You should be sure you’re getting the best quality helmet.
A good helmet manufacturer will make sure that the helmet is made from the same materials as the original, but also from materials that are recyclable.
The material will be recycled if you buy it from a recycling centre.
You will also need a recycling permit if you want a new replacement helmet.
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