However, most service stations don’t offer much in the way of service with anywhere safe to store your helmet while filling up.
Helmets cost from a few hundred dollars up to more than $1000. So the last thing you want to do is leave on your handlebars or seat where they could easily get knocked off.
Nor do you want to place them where they can get dirty, filled with petrol fumes, or fall and get damaged.
Yet most bowser tops these days have advertising signs on top, preventing you from placing your helmet there.
Not every bike has a safe place to hang a helmet. I’ve seen many helmets roll off mirrors, footpegs and bike seats.
Consequently riders are forced to place their helmet on top of a dirty bin or on the ground. (Never put your helmet on the ground as ants, spiders and other insects can crawl in and give you a nasty surprise down the road!)
If they can’t offer the simple “service” of providing somewhere to put your helmet, they shouldn’t be called a “service station“.
We suggest you buy one of those carabiner-style hooks so you can quickly and safely fasten your helmet to your bike.