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Harley Davidson Closing Plants Due to Declining Sales
By: Luke Shaff ~ 9/20/2018

Apparently the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles.

Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all.

A recent study was done to find out why?

Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:

1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.

2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.

3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.

4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.

5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.

6 Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.

7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.

8. They can't afford one because they spent 1 2 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available.

9. They are allergic to fresh air.

10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.

11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.

12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.

13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.

14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.

15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.

16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.

17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.

18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.

19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.

20 It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.

21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.


Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Redmond
By: Luke Shaff ~ 9/13/2018

No matter how well they're made, vehicles will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car to get the recall work done.

These recalls always affect safety, so Redmond residents should take them seriously. It's easy for Bellevue folks to see if a vehicle's being recalled.

The US government has links on its websites, such as http://www.nhtsa.gov, and there are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's carfax.com; autobytel.com and dmv.org.

Recalls are serious, but not all that common. Sometimes there are less significant issues and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin – or TSB – which tells Redmond auto service centers how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.

Then the automotive pros at Luke's Automotive in Redmond get updated information through subscription plans, which are also available in consumer versions for a reasonable cost.

So when vehicle recalls occur, get the work done at Luke's Automotive, and keep you and yours safe.

Give us a call.

Luke's Automotive
15145 NE 90th St
Redmond, Washington 98052
425.885.4333