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 ordered? It may be a bit depressing to think we have to spend our hard-earned money on most of our Christmas haul, but the holidays are when you can make those dollars go farther with your build or maintenance. Since we’re en route to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we thought we’d highlight some of those awesome ‘gifts’ you can bestow upon yourself that have the steepest discounts.

Schwaben Tools

Whether you’re trying to impress your dad with something other than a tie or you’re outfitting your dream garage, our Schwaben Tools catalog has you covered. This year, nearly the entire Schwaben brand is up to 15% off, but some carry even steeper discounts. For instance, Schwaben Hand Tools are up to 40% off. That means you can grab some additional socket sets, ratchets, screwdrivers, and anything else to fill your toolbox for pennies on the dollar.

If you’re looking for equipment to make working on your projects easier, Schwaben has you handled there, too. Our jacks, jack stands, and creepers are also up to 40% off, making now the time to grab that beefy high-lift low-pro jack you’ve been eying. Toss in some heavy-duty jack stands for convenient and safe under-car access, and you’re ready for that next big winter project.

Winter Maintenance

Hey, have you slacked on your winter prep? Did you wait on that oil change and pre-season maintenance and now you’re kicking yourself because it’s cold outside? We know you need every bit of motivation to get out there and do it. That’s why LIQUI MOLY oils and additives, Hengst filters, and our Schwaben Fluid Extractors are all heavily discounted. We even have Schwaben mechanic’s gloves up to 50% off so your fingers don’t freeze out there. See? We care about you and your comfort while doing the basic maintenance you should have done weeks ago.


Ah, the good stuff. Suspension, exhaust, intakes, and more from brands you love like KONI, NM Engineering, Neuspeed, and Milltek Sport are all heavily discounted for Black Friday! If you’ve had those KONI adjustable struts and shocks or Milltek cat-back exhaust in your wishlist all year waiting for the best pricing, this is it. Now is your chance to grab some real cheer for yourself in the form of performance parts ready to make it to your house in time for Christmas morning.

For Your Friends

Naturally, you’ll have to grab something for your friends while you’re in there. Now is a great opportunity to jump on those gift obligations with ECS gift cards and apparel. Give your car friends the gift of car parts this year with our selection of ECS Gift Cards or some of our shirts, hoodies, stickers, and air fresheners. Gift obligations: Check.

The icing on the Cake

With your winter maintenance, gifts, and anything else you grab at ECS, every dollar you spend automatically enters you into our annual Spin to Win sweepstakes. Just like before, you have a shot at our $15,000 grand prize to make all your build goals come true all at once. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that you bought all their Christmas gifts at ECS just to stack up a ton of entries.

Wrapping Up

Yes, it is a shame that we have to buy our own Christmas gifts after a certain point, but hey, that just means we get exactly what we want and don’t have to send any thank-you cards to distant relatives. This year, spoil yourself like your grandma used to and save on tools, equipment, and all the maintenance and performance parts you know your car deserves. We’ll be here waiting to load up the sleigh for you. Happy parts hunting, everyone!