Motorcycle Protective clothing That works!

Written by Michael Holmes

There is some great looking motorcycle clothing onrepparttar market these days, but believe me not all ofrepparttar 102728 motorcycle clothing offers as much protection as you think. In Europe, for motorcycle clothing to be lawfully sold as “safety clothing, it has to pass a series of European standards, which are pretty lengthy but are available on my website. The standards coverrepparttar 102729 clothing’s performance in abrasion, tearing and impact tests, and when they have passed; they are sold withrepparttar 102730 CE mark. However, no such regulation is available inrepparttar 102731 USA, so what should you look for?

Protection inrepparttar 102732 right places…

Not many people realise that most motorcycle injuries occur belowrepparttar 102733 belt. Your legs and feet are extremely vulnerable, so make sure that you wear a decent pair of high boots and some protective pants. The pants should be reinforced atrepparttar 102734 knees and hips; ideally they should attach to your jacket by a zipper. Boots should be thick leather, with a sole that can flex withrepparttar 102735 foot but has a resistance to crushing acrossrepparttar 102736 foot.

Traditional material for motorcycle clothing is leather, but thick nylon and other synthetic materials work well too. Kevlar reinforced jeans are better than normal jeans .Normal jeans last 0.6 seconds inrepparttar 102737 European standard abrasion test, while protective motorcycle pants will last 5 seconds or more. You don’t really want to be ripping your skin open within less than half a second of falling of your bike do you? Thought not.

Same principles apply to jackets. Make sure they are hardwearing, if they are leather make sure it is thick leather not fashion leather like some jackets. Stitching should be uniform with no dropped stitches, and all your “sharp bits”, your elbows and shoulders should be reinforced, ideally with some impact protection included.

Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Every winter drivers should take active steps to protect their car from road salt.

Road salt is necessary for safe transportation when snow and ice accumulate on roads and highways and cause dangerous driving conditions.

Salt was first used inrepparttar 102731 1930's in snow and ice control to make roads safe and passable by creating a lower freezing temperature ofrepparttar 102732 water. It isrepparttar 102733 most available and cost-effective de-icer. It is easy to store, handle, and apply.

Some 15 million tons of de-icing salt is used each year inrepparttar 102734 U.S. and about 4-5 million in Canada.

Salt keeps snow and ice from bonding torepparttar 102735 pavement and to allow snowplows to remove accumulations quickly and efficiently.

Studies show that salt use reduces accidents by 88%.

Washing your car during wintertime is one ofrepparttar 102736 best things you can do to maintainrepparttar 102737 value of your car. Mud, salt, rain, sleet, and snow can damage your car's clear finish. Mud and salt caked onrepparttar 102738 undercarriage promote rust, especially in older vehicles, and can also affect how well your car drives.

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