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 [...]

2020-02-26T14:22:55-05:00February 26th, 2020|About, BMW, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

Builds Don’t Take Breaks: ECS Sales and Customer Support are Now Available 7 Days a Week

It's Sunday. You're in the garage, wrenching away, tackling that project you need to finish as quickly as possible. You go to install your fresh new parts when suddenly, you realize you forgot something. Maybe it's just a simple part, like a hose or a filter. Maybe it's something bigger. Or, as is sometimes the [...]

2020-01-23T11:54:27-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Builds Don’t Take Breaks: ECS Sales and Customer Support are Now Available 7 Days a Week

How to Keep Your Car Clean in the Winter

After what was mostly a mild winter so far, here in Ohio, we finally were hit with some more typical weather. Snow for almost a week straight has blanketed the northern part of this state with a few intermittent days above freezing where it melts and drags all the dust, grime, dirt, and debris before [...]

2020-01-20T16:27:45-05:00January 20th, 2020|About, BMW, Car Care|Comments Off on How to Keep Your Car Clean in the Winter

The MK5 A90 Supra: What Changed Our Minds

When Toyota announced the return of the Supra name, the internet and all automotive enthusiasts collectively rejoiced. While we may have different tastes, motorsport outlets, and favorite brands that we constantly debate, the community effectively unified in a brief moment of harmony with the prospect of a MK5 Supra. When we reported its initial launch [...]

2020-01-15T16:35:14-05:00January 15th, 2020|About, BMW|Comments Off on The MK5 A90 Supra: What Changed Our Minds

How to Stay Busy in the Last Few Weeks of Winter

Winter… it just drags on. After the holidays are over, it just feels like a dead period that runs together in a monotonous crawl until you finally emerge on the other side of the season with warm weather. Until the season changes, however, we are stuck in that boring series of weeks where all we [...]

2020-01-09T16:15:20-05:00January 9th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Stay Busy in the Last Few Weeks of Winter

The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

2020 is upon us. Yesterday, we took a look back at some of the decade’s car trends and made some predictions about trends to come. Today, we’re just going to reminisce about 2019. We were quite busy this year, but some highlights stick out in my mind as the best moments throughout the year. These [...]

2019-12-31T15:58:59-05:00December 31st, 2019|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale

What makes modifying a car so much fun is the possibility before you begin throwing parts at your project. When it is a blank slate and you’re deciding which route to go is the time to enjoy before you look back on challenges bested and modifications finished. Unfortunately, I’m at that point where my project [...]

2019-12-10T17:03:28-05:00December 10th, 2019|BMW|Comments Off on Winter Projects and the ECS Tuning Holiday Sale

CYBER Monday Deals at ECS Tuning

CYBER Monday is the recent addition to the Black Friday madness that includes all the sweet deals, sometimes better deals, but leaves out the nastiness of going to a physical store and dealing with the public. Personally, I hate shopping at brick and mortar stores, even when there are deals. For one, you have to [...]

2019-12-02T12:57:28-05:00December 2nd, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on CYBER Monday Deals at ECS Tuning