Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

Lately, we’ve focused heavily on what you can do to improve your car with modifications that are multi-purpose. When we say ‘mulit-purpose,’ we mean an upgrade that offers both a physical performance benefit as well as a perceived improvement to style, appearance, driving pleasure, and/or more aspects that help you love your car more and [...]

2020-05-05T15:29:19-04:00May 5th, 2020|About, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ve come to realize how much this adversity has affected nearly every function of our daily lives. Staying in and limiting our trips to stores for essential supplies is certainly the best course of action, but we’re now seeing unexpected outcomes from doing so and I’m not talking about [...]

2020-04-24T13:19:32-04:00April 24th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Continuing the trend of normal content, it’s Thursday, which makes it the perfect day to do a throwback article. I’m more creative than just re-running an old article, so let’s take a look back at one of my favorite experiences since joining ECS in 2017. That would have to be the European Experience 2018 trip [...]

2020-04-23T15:12:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|About, ECS Show Nation, Project Cars|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Best European Bug-Out Vehicle to Escape the Apocalypse?

Yup, this is it. This is my limit. If I hear ‘unprecedented times,’ ‘flatten the curve,’ ‘shelter-in-place,’ or any of the other common language that has assaulted our ears any more, I am going to pull a Henry Thoreau and build a one-room cabin by a lake in the woods and just write a journal [...]

2020-04-21T11:34:20-04:00April 20th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best European Bug-Out Vehicle to Escape the Apocalypse?

New ECS Tuning Volkswagen Performance Upgrades: March 2020

For the past few weeks, the world has been held in precarious suspense over the COVID-19 pandemic. This isn’t a situation to take lightly. Businesses have closed their doors, hundreds of thousands of people have been affected directly by contracting the virus, and millions have experienced anything from inconvenient to drastically life-life-changing impacts on their [...]

2020-04-07T16:39:28-04:00April 7th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on New ECS Tuning Volkswagen Performance Upgrades: March 2020

Spring Maintenance Checklist for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Porsche, or Volkswagen

Show season is rapidly approaching as the weather warms up. We’re all itching to get behind the wheel, drive our favorite roads, and enjoy our cars after the winter hibernation comes to an end. Today, we’re outlining what you need to do for preparation with your car before it’s ready to last the season. Whether [...]

2020-03-12T00:07:38-04:00March 11th, 2020|About, General, Schwaben|Comments Off on Spring Maintenance Checklist for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Porsche, or Volkswagen

The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

The car that started the modern era of affordable enthusiast ownership and simultaneously introduced the world to the idea of a hot hatchback is finally getting its official eighth generation. Yesterday, Volkswagen showed us the MK8 GTI, GTE, and GTD options we will see in showrooms everywhere quite soon. Here is our first look at [...]

2020-02-27T16:18:31-05:00February 27th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

How Reliable is the BMW 135i N54

BMW has always been successful with their compact sports car platforms. It’s in their roots. As their models grew in size with every generation, they saw a need to create a new model that filled in the gap they had created with the bulking-up of their iconic 3-series. In 2008, the world was given the [...]

2020-03-02T14:43:27-05:00February 26th, 2020|About, BMW, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How Reliable is the BMW 135i N54

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

Anytime the battery is replaced on your newer BMW, you must register it using a scan tool.  This will only work, however, with an identical battery to the factory equipped battery being uninstalled. The battery will not register if you change from Lead Acid to AMG. Using an identical battery to factory equipment, this will [...]

2020-02-12T16:49:43-05:00February 11th, 2020|About, BMW, MINI, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: Battery Replacement

How to Lower Your BMW With No Downsides

If you want to show off, you build your engine. If you want your car to perform well around corners and put all your power to the ground, you tune your suspension. Of course, you can just lower your car for looks, and that’s fine, but you aren’t receiving all the benefits from a lower [...]

2020-01-30T14:27:42-05:00January 30th, 2020|About, BMW, Suspension|Comments Off on How to Lower Your BMW With No Downsides