About Craig Daugherty

Writer, amateur photographer, and BMW nerd to the core.

Snow Tires? Snow Problem!

Hey, you, with the all-seasons on your daily-driven car. How’d you fare in the snowpocalypse this past week? Not great? Yeah, we feel you. Why didn’t you get ahead of that weather with some tires designed to handle snow, ice, and wintery slush? You could have been out there having a great time, Quattro or [...]

2022-01-21T14:17:30-05:00January 21st, 2022|Project Cars, Wheels|2 Comments

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|Comments Off on Best Early Black Friday Car Parts Deals + Spin To Win Sweepstakes!

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

Veteran’s Day: Honoring Our Service Members and Giving Back

Veteran’s Day is about remembering those who have served in our armed forces and sacrificed for our freedoms here. The veterans of our Armed Forces are heroes who we are eternally grateful for. This year, in observation of this holiday and as a way to give back to a cause that supports our veterans, we’ve [...]

2021-11-11T09:20:44-05:00November 11th, 2021|About, ECS Nation|Comments Off on Veteran’s Day: Honoring Our Service Members and Giving Back

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