Motorcycle Protective clothing That works!

Written by Michael Holmes

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A decent pair of gloves is a must; your palms will be at risk in an accident; you instinctively put out your hands palm side down to stop yourself in a slide, sorepparttar palms of your gloves should be reinforced with patches. Knitted Kevlar is especially good for this kind of abrasion resistance, but reinforced leather works well too.

Impact protection can be bought separately like back protectors and so on, but remember where your most vulnerable areas are. And make sure if you buy impact protection you actually wear it! If you have any doubts it may be better to go for motorcycle clothing with a degree of impact protection included so that you know when you put on your jacket and pants,repparttar 102728 protection is always going to be there.

Last but not least, pick out a helmet you can wear and wear it always. You may have a greater chance of getting injured belowrepparttar 102729 waist in a motorcycle accident, butrepparttar 102730 consequences of being involved in an accident without a helmet just don’t bear thinking about….

So, next time you are shopping for motorcycle clothing, give a bit of thought torepparttar 102731 level of protection it offers before you buy it. You never know it could save you a lot of unnecessary pain!

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Michael Holmes is a enthusiast for all thing motorcycle. His website,, is a great resource of articles aimed at motorcyclists of all levels, including a page specifically for motorcycle clothing.

Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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To prevent winter damage, it is recommended that you wash your vehicle every 10 days. Wash your vehicle wheneverrepparttar temperature is 40 degrees F. and above. Do it duringrepparttar 102727 day so that it dries completely before freezing evening temperatures begin.

Immediately after washingrepparttar 102728 vehicle, open and close all doors,repparttar 102729 trunk, and other parts ofrepparttar 102730 car with locks several times before parking it to prevent locks from freezing.

Always wash your car right after a snow or rain shower. Rain and snow collect pollutants inrepparttar 102731 air and drop them as acid rain which can damagerepparttar 102732 cars protective finish. Snow and sleet also includerepparttar 102733 corrosive road salt.

Washrepparttar 102734 underside of your car often duringrepparttar 102735 winter months in car washes that do not use recycled water.

Avoid driving through large puddles of standing water which is saturated with road salt.

Any paint chips that are larger thanrepparttar 102736 tip of a pen should be taken care of immediately.

Wax your car at least every six months. Put a good heavy coat of wax on your car beforerepparttar 102737 winter storms hit. This heavy coat will protect your paint fromrepparttar 102738 corrosive salt and cold temperatures.

More frequent waxes are needed if your car is red, black or white because these colors are more susceptible to acid rain and UV rays.

When spring time rolls around, treat your car to a good wax job again. Be sure to remove all road grime and salt off ofrepparttar 102739 car before you begin waxing.

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