Motor Werke Blog

When a car doesn't start, the go-to cause is typically a problem with the battery, but that is not the only possibility. Old or faulty spark plugs could be the hidden culprit. They're small but play a significant role in keeping your car in perfect working order....

Unfortunately, this 2016 Golf R succumbed to its symptoms and came to us on a tow truck. It had an over fueling issue due to a faulty injector that caused extensive damage to one of the pistons. Only one thing to do - the engine had to come apart, and our highly skilled techs started doing what they do best....

These carbon race bucket seats allow for the Schroth 6 point harness creating extra safety and stability on the track. So, when the thrilling high of the G force sets in and tries to lift you right out of your seat, these seats keep you grounded....

The problem with this 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S All4? The vehicle was running rough. As this can be caused by a number of issues, the Motor Werke team did what they do best and started exploring. They found that the crankcase vent valve was torn....

When this Land Rover’s owner heard a strange noise coming from the engine coupled with running rough, it was time to see what was going on. Motor Werke’s team dove into the disassembly and found that the timing chains were no longer keeping tension....

Mother Nature has turned up the heat once again for summer in the Okanagan. The plus 30-degree weather gets the A/C revved up in most cars. However, lately, when you get in the car, you've noticed a smell....

You don’t have to ‘sprechen sie Deutsch’ to understand that European cars are alluring, sophisticated, reliable, sexy and fast. Those who own them are ‘chuffed to bits’ about it! But there’s more to these beautiful cars than big screen car chases and status. Europeans are not only masters of engineering and design but each brand is rich in history, with logos that hold secrets you may not know. So what’s the scoop behind these sweet sedans and coupes? Here’s a bit of history on the most popular European cars we service at Motor Werke: BMW Rumour has it that the......

No One Wants To Hear That There Is Something Wrong With Their Car, Especially When It Comes To The Transmission. The owner of this 2010 Audi TT Quattro 4-cylinder TFSI 2 L started to feel a difference in the shift pattern when driving, and so he promptly brought his car to us with some concern. A test drive showed the somewhat erratic shifting,...

When it comes to servicing your car, do you cruise down to the dealership or your local independent shop? There can be benefits to both, and it mostly comes down to personal preference. Most people judge the quality of their service on the price, convenience, and customer service they receive. Presently, independent shops are often able to outshine the dealerships in all these important aspects....

Brakes aren’t always the most talked about upgrade, but if you want your car to go fast, you will most likely want it to stop effectively as well. Our customer came in with concerns about squealing brakes and clunking in the suspension when driving his 2008 Audi RS4. We discovered worn brake discs and leaking struts/shocks....

Carbon is essential to life. Without it we would not be alive. Not in the way that we know, anyway. In some forms, however, it can be incredibly destructive. For example, in the case of this 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec 4Matic, it has caused quite the problem....

An engine is a complicated thing. So many parts, all moving, all working together to keep you in motion. Oil is imperative to keeping everything flowing harmoniously. As oil flows through the engine it continuously draws heat away and lubricates thousands of components that all work together to keep your car rolling down the road without issue....

Ah, summer. It’s finally here. That most glorious of seasons, full of promise and possibility. The open road beckons like a siren. You’re more than ready. But is your vehicle?...

While addressing some maintenance items, this BMW owner was surprised to learn about a little community going on right under her hood. Everyone knows that mice are pests and sneaky ones, at that. When looking for a place to call home, your vehicle can look like a pretty inviting place. ...

You already know that proper tire pressure will extend the life of your tires, and provide you with a safer, more comfortable, fuel efficient ride. Here are a few tips that you may not know:...

This month Motor Werke had a 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged get some fresh new 1221 Apex 2.0 wheels installed. The owner of this Rover came to us due to a very flattering referral from our friends over at Davenport Motorsports in Calgary, Alberta. Thanks for the shout out, guys!...

Flushes are one of the most important things you can do .... for your vehicle. Did you know the average motorist who drives 20,000 km a year uses their brakes about 75,000 times a year?...

You may think that detailing a vehicle is simply washing a car and vacuuming the inside. While these things are certainly a big part of detailing, there is a lot more involved....

If you live in the Okanagan, you probably use your air conditioner daily throughout the summer. Unpleasant odors, mainly caused by mildew growth, are a common problem for all types of air conditioners. ...

Summer means road-trip season. After a seemingly endless winter you are looking forward to warmer weather, so you can enjoy the sandy beaches, explore scenic back roads, or endure a visit to your in-laws (which will seem even longer than the endless winter). No matter what adventures you plan to take this summer season, make sure your vehicle is just as ready to hit the road as you are. ...

The Kelowna forecast this week is sun and +30 degree temperatures – love it! As the long awaited summer weather has arrived, so too has the use of your vehicles A/C. ...

It’s that time of year again, when car enthusiasts prepare to take their last drive of the season and get their vehicle ready for winter storage. A sad day, indeed, but absolutely necessary in order to ensure that your sports or classic car is ready to roll again in the spring!...

We’ve enjoyed a string of warm weather this past week, I think it is safe to say that summer is just around the corner! Whether you’re cleaning up your vehicle for summer or pulling the winter cover off your convertible, it’s time to prep your car for the desert heat....

Porsche has a long and storied history of excellence. Since its beginnings on Stuttgart, Germany in 1931, the Porsche brand has been associated with power and performance all over the world. However, there is more to Porsche than powerful racing machines. With models like Panamera, Macan and Cayenne, Porsche provides a viable everyday vehicle option for the discerning driver. ...

For most of us on the west coast, it’s been a mild winter and an early spring. If you’re like me, you’re embracing the warm weather by installing your summer tires and rolling down the windows on your way home from work....

The vehicle you choose to drive says a lot about you before you even step out of the car. For example, driving a BMW tells people that you are someone who values the comfort and styling of the world’s ultimate driving machine....

At Motor Werke, we are passionate about the vehicles we work on. A vehicle undergoing restoration requires every bit of care and passion to make the vehicle turn out just right....

Depending on your perspective, shopping for a new vehicle can be a blessing or a curse. There are obvious factors, like your budget and the number of seats you need to transport your family, but there are a few other things you might not have considered when shopping for a new vehicle....

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....

One challenge in our industry is the public perception that repair shops are only out to separate people from their money. This is frustrating for us, but more importantly, it’s saddening to see clients who are jaded by previous bad experiences with auto repair shops....

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....

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....

Replacing your fuel filter is an easy and vital part of keeping your car in top running condition. The fuel filter’s job is to prevent the fuel injection system (or carburetors) from becoming clogged. It is your car’s first line of defense against dirt build up in the engine. When filters become dirty or clogged, your car will be affected in several ways including fuel efficiency, performance and overall driveability....

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?...

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....

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. ...

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....

Since its beginnings in Berlin, Germany in 1937, the Volkswagen group has developed a consistent, loyal following of owners who choose VW time and time again because they fall in love with the classic styling and design. VW owners typically border on fanatical in their love of their cars. We understand because, in our experience, they’re excellent vehicles. Every make and model of VW we have seen has been well-designed and engineered to last over the long haul....

Curious about the benefits of detailing? There are many reasons to have your car detailed, which include making it a cleaner space for you to spend your time, and protecting the exterior finish from outdoor elements. We’ve got the lowdown on reasons to avoid the carwash, and ways to help care for your vehicle after your next detailing appointment....

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...

We had the absolute pleasure of modifying this 1999 Porsche 911 C2 for an overall better track experience. It is always exciting for us to take a customer’s passion and improve upon it for them. Upgrading is always an enjoyable venture, who doesn’t like to improve upon things and see the progress along the way?...

Everybody knows that a previously-owned vehicle is less expensive to purchase than a brand new one, but that’s not the only reason to choose to buy a car that has had an owner or two before you. Selecting a previously-owned vehicle can lower insurance costs and give you access to preferential financing rates....

With models like the AMG, GT, S-Class, SL and SLK to choose from, Mercedes-Benz is a name that is synonymous with German elegance, precision engineering, and a long history of excellence....

The Land Rover family of vehicles is synonymous with adventure and exploration. With so many models to choose from, there is a Land Rover for just about every taste. Once you have acquired the vehicle that provides a perfect combination of luxury and durability, it’s time to find a repair shop that is capable of providing expert Land Rover service....

MW Motorsports owner Chris Germana has a passion for German engineering. (No, his last name is not a motivating factor.) Along with investing in a highly sophisticated Porsche factory diagnostic tester, Chris is also in touch with an exclusive North American Porsche technicians group who collectively share their knowledge. So with all this expertise, you can be assured your Porsche repairs and services will be done right – the first time....

Owning a Mercedes-Benz, you appreciate meticulous engineering and a tradition of excellence. So do we. Which is why we have the factory diagnostic equipment, experience and OEM parts to care for your vehicle the way it should be, conducting all maintenance procedures in precise accordance to Mercedes-Benz standards....

Your BMW was designed for the sheer joy of driving. Let us concentrate on keeping your BMW properly maintained so you can concentrate on properly enjoying it. We’ll become familiar with your car, understand its unique personality and keep comprehensive service records. We will only do the work that is required and only after you authorize it....

Aston Martin is the quintessentially British icon of style and performance. It’s no wonder Q chose to augment the DB5 for James Bond. This splendid and storied brand is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and prestige as it launches its Second Century Plan – an ambitious blueprint for innovation similar to when the DB9 was introduced....

This will be the fifth year that Motor Werke will participate in the annual Father’s Day car show. Attendance is estimated at 30,000 people. Besides, what does a Father enjoy more than checking out performance vehicles with family at City Park? ...

This Spirit Drive was re-routed due to local fires and road construction. Nevertheless, the Sunday cruise was well received...

When opportunity arises, Motor Werke jumps. The idea of hosting a Tech Talk developed when a Mezger Porsche engine was being pulled out of a Porsche....

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....

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....

Motor Werke staff conducted basic oil changes and preventative inspections for those in need as part of Trinity Car Care’s semi-annual clinic....

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....

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....

Motor Werke staff donated their time and expertise to support Trinity Car Care, providing vehicle maintenance for those in need....

An unusual opportunity arose when a Motor Werke client acquired 8 neglected horses rescued by the BC SPCA. Along with his love of horses, this client also loved high-horsepower vehicles. ...

It was a sold out crowd attending the Secrets of Detailing Tech Talk. Speakers included Motor Werke Detailer Stevie Lavallee and Car Brite Specialist Dave Adrian....

Drivers will gather at Motor Werke before heading out on our spring mystery drive. This ride will feature a scenic route, untouched by MW Spirited drivers for years. ...

Join fellow enthusiasts in a day-long driving adventure. We take the roads less traveled and enjoy the twists and turns, hills and valleys. Do you have a preference if the drive is held on a Saturday or Sunday?...

One of Motor Werke’s commitments is to educate customers about their vehicles. October is the perfect time to discuss how to winterize a vehicle for a safe winter season....

Motor Werke has identified the need for a well-supported community and the responsibility they have to assist where they can. When Motor Werke was introduced to Project Literacy’s community work, through the BC Interior Porsche Club, they resonated with their goals and values....

A successful Spirited Drive up the Coquihalla Connector, through Princeton, Keremeos, and Penticton. A delicious lunch was enjoyed at the scenic Bromley Rock Provincial Park, and later a sweet treat at Tickleberry's Ice Cream....

Our Fall Spirited Drive this year took us up Highway 33 to Rock Creek, through Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton with breathtaking views and pit stops along the way. We were hosted at Miradoro restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery for an amazing lunch with dessert included....

The weather graciously cooperated for our early Spring Spirited Drive, offering clear skies and dry roads. We followed the Coquihalla Connector to the Spruce Grove turn off, through Princeton, Keremeos, and Penticton. ...

We are excited to announce our first ever over-night Spirited Drive this Fall! You can expect a scenic route, amazing food, beautiful cars, and great conversation with other car enthusiasts!...

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....

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....

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....