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  • 5 Simple Winter Car Care Tips

    Griffin Motorwerke Winter Service Special

    Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the challenges of winter car ownership and operation. For many, escaping to a snowy wonderland for the weekend is an appealing idea, and for others driving in those harsh conditions is a fact of life. Whatever the case may be, being prepared for hazardous driving conditions is of utmost importance when snowy and cold winter weather is forecasted. With this in mind we have put together a list of simple things that should help make those preparations a bit easier. 


    One, often overlooked, step towards safe driving is the vehicle's lighting. With winter comes darker skies that sneak up earlier and earlier in the day. It is important to make sure that your headlights, tail lights and turn signals are in proper working order before you set out on the road. To take this a step further, if your lights appear foggy or yellow, be sure to either replace them or look into an easy restoration kit. Another thing to take an important note of is to make sure that no snow is covering your lights, preventing them from working effectively. Take a quick walk around your vehicle and dust off any snow that you notice in front of the lights.


    Car batteries have a more difficult time operating in cold weather than they do in warm weather. If you notice your battery has been a bit weak during the summer months it may very well turn into a dead battery come winter and cold weather. The solution for this is to have a volt test performed to ensure that the battery is in good working order. If it is not, simply be sure to replace that battery to avoid being stranded in the cold with a car that can't start. 


    Making sure that your fluids are topped off is important to ensuring that your engine does not freeze in cold temperatures. A 50/50 mixture of coolant and water is generally recommended to lower the engines freezing point. Be sure to check your coolant levels and inspect for any leaks before the winter months creep up.


    AWD or 4WD are fantastic capabilities for you vehicle to have while driving in winter conditions, but without proper tires braking and turning can still be tough tasks to complete safely. Some form of winter tires will make your winter driving experiences significantly safer. These tires are designed to remain flexible in low temperatures which, in turn, improves traction around corners and while coming to a stop. Along these same lines tire pressure is something important to keep your eye on as well. Dropping temperatures can mean a potential drop in tire pressure. With drops in tire pressure comes more, unnecessary, wear on your tires which can be incredibly unsafe when proper traction is needed most. 

    Defroster & Climate Control

    The importance of making sure these systems are working properly is fairly obvious. Climate control is there to make sure you stay warm, but, possibly more importantly, it is a feature that can keep your windows from fogging up, causing you to lose proper visibility. Your defroster takes this further by preventing the windows from completely icing over. Being certain that these features are working properly makes driving much safer in cold winter weather. 

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  • Come see us at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals! August 25-27

    G-WERKE will be exhibiting the latest from Recaro, Schroth Racing and BBS. Be sure to stop by and say hi. For for details on the event, check out their website. 

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  • G-WERKE @ EuEx May 19-21 Savannah, GA

    The G-WERKE crew will representing @ European Experience with our partners from Milltek Sport. Stop by to see the latest products from Milltek (including all-new B9 S4 systems) and test your skills on Milltek's racing simulator for a chance to win big!

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  • Watkins Glen 2017 Opening Day

    The annual Watkins Glen Opening event was held this weekend at Watkins Glen International Speedway. This track, opened in 1948, is home to countless legends of open wheel, sportscar, and stock car racing and is New York’s only location for the NASCAR Spring Cup Series. The Griffin Motorwerke East Coast Team looks forward to participating in this event [...]

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  • Simple Steps to Save Gas Without Driving Less

    Check out this quick article we found on Carcare.org about some simple ways to maximize your car's efficiency!Don't forget our service staff is always ready to help take the best care of you car (or even your racecar).January 20, 2012Driving less doesn’t have to be a consumer’s reaction to rising gas prices, according to the [...]

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  • Autumn Service Special!

    Now that autumn is here, it's time to get your car ready for the shorter days, cooler weather and lots of rain.  Let us make sure your car is ready for whatever Mother Nature can throw at it.  Offer valid through November, 2016

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  • BBS Distribution 2016

    Griffin Motorwerke is proud to be the largest stocking distributor of BBS Wheels in the Pacific Northwest. Whether your needs remain on the street or extend to the track, BBS's historical capability will provide the right set of shoes for your vehicle. For more information on our offerings as well as fitment and availability, feel [...]

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  • Milltek Sport Audi B8 S4 Exhaust Options

    Milltek's Audi offerings exude the engineering rigor and attention to detail that come from experience developing prototype exhaust designs in highly demanding circumstances for race teams throughout the world. Every single Milltek product offering is designed and manufactured in-house in the UK. Milltek tests each system on the road and race circuit, through many miles [...]

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    Falken Tire, the high performance tire brand, has launched a nationwide rebate for the popular ZIEX ZE950 All-Season tire starting August 1, 2014, offering consumers a $50 rebate with purchase of a set of four ZIEX ZE950 A/S tires. The rebate will run through September 30, 2014.Launched this past February, the ZIEX ZE950 A/S tire [...]

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  • The legendary HyperBoost diverter valve returns!

    This is a direct replacement used in 1.8T, 2.7T and other vacuum-operated turbo applications for Audi, VW, Porsche, Saab and more.  This piston valve holds more boost and actuates quicker than the OE Bosch valve, resulting in decreased turbo lag and increased throttle response.  Your stock valve in your car regulates your turbo powerr. At [...]

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Griffin Motorwerke is a leading provider of high quality performance parts for European automobiles. We represent some of the finest brands available and strive to provide our customers with the best experience imaginable. Griffin Motorwerke is proud to be North America’s largest stocking distributor of Milltek Sport exhaust systems and Recaro aftermarket seats. We receive large shipments here in the U.S. from the Milltek factory in England usually on a bi-weekly basis. In addition to our rapidly growing performance parts division, Griffin Motorwerke operates a service/installation facility staffed with factory trained technicians using only the finest equipment available.


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