Perfectly Imperfect: Rocky’s 1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 300d

Perfect cars come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. In the case of Rocky’s 1992 300d Mercedes-Benz, it is perfect because it fills a need by being imperfect. You may have caught on that broken old cars are thematic to our blog lately, and you would be correct. We love old cars because they have stories to share and provide endless entertainment thanks to their quirks. Rocky, like the rest of us enthusiasts, is absolutely giddy about his atrocious Merc. This car is gloriously tailored to the purpose for which it was purchased, as I found out after spending some time behind the wheel.

2018-08-16T21:25:49-04:00August 16th, 2018|About, Car Care, ECS Nation, General, Mercedes-Benz|Comments Off on Perfectly Imperfect: Rocky’s 1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 300d

5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

When you own a vintage or performance car, the goal is to have more fun times driving it than you have moments that make you frown. As with any hobby, however, there are those times that something goes wrong or its just time to take care of that nagging maintenance. Whether you are driving something [...]

2018-08-03T15:06:49-04:00August 3rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, MINI, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

Vendor Spotlight: 60 Years of Sonax

What sets apart a car enthusiast from the rest of the inhabitants in his neighborhood? Do we look at the countless nights spent tinkering in the garage, or the constant arrivals of parts to their front door? While it may be a combination of several intricacies of an enthusiast’s life, one unifying activity found amongst [...]

2018-05-23T21:15:13-04:00May 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Car Care, DIYs, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: 60 Years of Sonax

Prep Your Show Car with Honest Wash

With warm weather finally upon us, our cars that have been in hibernation or under the knife all winter are ready to stretch their legs and take advantage of sunny afternoons. For many of us, our cars are being prepped for season opener shows across the country. After sitting for a winter, there are a [...]

2018-04-13T20:43:09-04:00April 13th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Prep Your Show Car with Honest Wash

ECS Tuning Spin-To-Win Grand Prize Winner

This winter we hosted our recurring Spin-To-Win sweepstakes which offered a $15,000.00 grand prize in ECS credit towards anything on our website. The amazing prize allows the winner to achieve their tuning dreams all in one go. In the case of our winner, this credit gives them the chance to complete a functional restoration [...]

2018-02-26T19:55:05-05:00February 12th, 2018|BMW, Car Care, ECS Nation, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Spin-To-Win Grand Prize Winner

Best Fun Modifications for the VW MK6 GTI – The ECS Tuning Guide

To maintain the theme of modifying a second-hand MK6 GTI, we are outlining some fun modifications to improve your overall enjoyment while driving the car. Though they may not add performance benefits or significant changes to the aesthetics of your MK6 GTI, simple ‘livability’ modifications are what personalizing and customizing a car is really about. [...]

2018-01-18T16:25:25-05:00January 17th, 2018|About, Car Care, DIYs, General, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Fun Modifications for the VW MK6 GTI – The ECS Tuning Guide

Best 5 Maintenance Needs for your Second Hand MK6 GTI

If you are in the market for a used hot hatchback, then you have undoubtedly put the MK6 GTI on your list to consider. Right now, the MK6 has entered that sweet-spot of being both affordable and available in excellent condition being that its oldest model year is within ten years old. As we [...]

2018-01-15T17:14:05-05:00January 15th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Car Care, General, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best 5 Maintenance Needs for your Second Hand MK6 GTI

DIY: ECS Performance Lightweight Power Steering Pulley

Installing an ECS Tuning Performance Power Steering Pulley is an afternoon project that can be completed with relative ease. It rewards you with the performance and dependability of our meticulously engineered products, and it is an excellent opportunity to replace worn drive belts at the same time. Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with [...]

2018-01-05T22:16:47-05:00January 5th, 2018|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Performance|Comments Off on DIY: ECS Performance Lightweight Power Steering Pulley

Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Dorman Products is a renowned supplier of original equipment parts generally “exclusive” to manufacturer dealerships including replacement parts, hardware, brake parts, fasteners, and more to the automotive community. Their high-quality focus and unique components offered as an alternative to “genuine” manufacturer parts makes for a low cost, reliable, and often a more effective replacement for [...]

2017-12-27T20:22:36-05:00December 27th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Similarities between performance cars and everyday commuter cars are incredibly limited. One crossover area that tends to hold uniform importance across all forms of motoring is the ability to brake properly. Put in simple terms, cars of all types need to match their braking force with how much power they produce. In this regard, [...]

2017-12-27T20:21:35-05:00December 15th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice