Best Early Black Friday Car Parts Deals + Spin To Win Sweepstakes!

Being an adult around the holidays is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you’re responsible for your gifts, which means Santa won’t bring anything you haven’t had to foot the bill for. On the other hand, who says you have to wait until Christmas morning to open those boxes of parts and tools you [...]

2021-11-18T13:29:29-05:00November 18th, 2021|Audi, BMW, Schwaben, spin to win, Volkswagen|0 Comments

OBDEleven: Car Customizations for Every Driver 

Modern VWs and Audis use numerous computer modules and sensors to accurately control performance, features, and efficiency. All internal failures are reflected on the dashboard, but the Check Engine Light and various warning lights only tell you so much. How do you know what is exactly wrong with your car?  Automotive software that communicates with [...]

2021-11-11T10:17:39-05:00November 11th, 2021|Audi, DIYs, Software, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|6 Comments

Winter Driving Do’s and Don’ts: Seasonal Maintenance and Suggestions for Safe Winter Commutes

Pre-Season Maintenance & Checklist We’ve been fortunate to have a long summer this year, but winter is indeed closing on us quickly. You should have already budgeted for and planned to do at least the basic winter maintenance. Heck, you may already be in progress or finished with everything for your winter daily by now. [...]

2021-11-05T13:39:24-04:00November 5th, 2021|About, General|5 Comments

Decisions, Decisions: MK7/MK7.5 Performance Intake Options & OE Upgrades

In most cases, everyone loves having options. When you can choose between different selections, you feel a sense of freedom, of control. Whether it’s different entrees on a menu at a restaurant or car parts, it’s important that a variety of combinations exist so more people can ‘have it their way’ rather than feel pigeonholed [...]

2021-10-28T09:16:48-04:00October 28th, 2021|Intake, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Decisions, Decisions: MK7/MK7.5 Performance Intake Options & OE Upgrades

Euro District 2021: ECS Tuning Coverage

In Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, audiences were introduced to this small cast of characters fighting unambiguously for good against a well-armed and militaristic empire with a planet-killing space station. The movie ends with good triumphing over evil after overcoming some difficult, but not insurmountable, odds, but the universe in which it took place [...]

2021-10-14T11:25:38-04:00October 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|4 Comments

H2oi 2021 – The End of an Era?

Last year, I attended the ‘unofficial’ H2oi in Ocean City, Maryland for the first time. What I witnessed that weekend in person and through social media from a distance disheartened and upset me, but it was only a fraction of what that ‘event’ offered. I also found incredible people, true down-to-earth enthusiasts, with the spirit [...]

2021-10-04T08:30:33-04:00October 1st, 2021|Audi, BMW, car show, Porsche, Volkswagen|9 Comments

Dubs at the Gap Official Event Coverage

When we left ECS on Friday around 8 am, we did the typical stop to get fuel and snacks. Overall, the drive was uneventful until we ran into our friends from Pittsburgh: Tyler Herwig, Eric Zyvith, and the gang we've been fortunate enough to befriend over this past show season. From there, we enjoyed a [...]

2021-09-22T11:12:35-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Love/Hate Engines – How To Make Your N54 or 2.7T Reliable

As engines age, they inherently become more attention-demanding as their parts wear. Some engines, though, are simply considered unreliable due to common failures even during their lower-mileage life. That doesn’t mean they are worth writing off, however. The BMW N54 and Audi 2.7T are both regularly called ‘unreliable’ but their performance potential outweighs any fears [...]

2021-09-20T08:21:28-04:00September 17th, 2021|Audi, BMW, Engine, Turbo|8 Comments