Motor Werke Guide

Well, somehow we reached that time of the year again and soon enough that cold little white stuff will once again be falling from the sky. If you’re driving your vehicle year round you’ll want to make sure you have the right tires on when the time comes....

There are few signs and signals in your car that are as alarming as the “check engine” light appearing on your dash panel. All too often, it happens late at night and far from home. But is this warning sign as alarming as it seems?...

Every time you start your engine, the oil pump pushes oil from the sump through the filter and out to the pistons, crankshaft, camshaft and rocker arms, keeping them lubricated. Oil cools your engine, lessens friction, and picks up dust and debris along the way...

The holiday season can be a magical time of year with extra time to spend with those we hold dearest. It can also be fraught with stress as we attempt to get from place to place, searching for the perfect gift or planning the perfect party....

Every automobile engine has an air filter in order to run properly. Most engines run on an air to fuel ration of 14:1 for general driving. That means your engine has to breathe 14 times more oxygen than fuel in order to run at maximum efficiency.The air filter keeps the oxygen relatively clean by trapping dirt particles, as well as keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor. It also helps to quiet your intake system. Your engine can use up to 40,000 litres of air for every 3.5 litres of fuel burned....

Fall is a breathtaking time of year in BC, and especially in Kelowna. Alas, every year it gives way to winter and all of the safe driving challenges that come with it. From slick roads to poor visibility, there’s not much you can do to control the weather. However, you can control the safety features of your car....

Coolant (or antifreeze) ensures your car’s engine runs at maximum efficiency by keeping it at just the right temperature. Conventional coolants are a mixture of anticorrosive additives, ethylene glycol, and water. Your car’s engine performs best at high temperatures but not so high as to cause damage to its components. ...

To align or not to align… that is the question. The answer may be more important than you think. Your car’s wheel alignment should be checked when you get new tires, install suspension components, if there is any unusual wear patter on the tires, if your car starts to pull to one side and/or when you encounter a major pothole or have a serious run in with a curb....